I’ve put off writing about my road trip this summer. It was an amazing month full of wonderful strangers, endless hikes, starry nights, and self reflection. But it also was a month of heart break. An hour before heading on the road, me and my boyfriend of 4 years admitted something wasn’t working. Three weeks later, we realized breaking up wasn’t the right solution (um actually the completely WRONG solution) and spent a few hours on the phone talking it through and about how
This topic is personal and a little triggering for some but I feel like it’s an important subject to talk about. In our society, we tend to pretend like it doesn’t happen. Disordered eating and eating disorders are ALL around us. From the latest diet fad to the constant calories counting to emotionally eating entire tubs of ice cream, disordered eating patterns have become a norm in our lives. I rarely go a day without seeing or hearing something that fits into this category.
As soon as I mentioned to people that I was going on a road trip, one of the first things they asked was what I was going to eat. First off, I’m broke. I wasn’t even sure how I could possibly afford to go on a month long road trip. Second off, I’m vegan. Not normally an issue but you can always run into issues. However, planning meals and whipping up snacks is my guilty pleasure. I absolutely love to cook and throw together new foods. But for some, a trip like this can be dau
I’m not a huge fan of cereal. It’s always getting soggy so quick and an entire box doesn’t even fill me up. But you know what I do love…granola. It’s always so crunchy, it’s not overly sweet, it’s easy to make, and it pairs so great with fresh fruit. I whipped up a batch of this PB protein granola for my road trip. It can easily be made without protein powder but I decided to boost the nutrients to ensure I had enough easy sources of protein on the road. You can make so many
Wilderness is something that calls to all of us. The wild is a part of the soul of America that inspires so many to visit national parks, even if they never leave the car. Post-graduation I needed some wild. I needed to get far away from the months of studying, routine, and “what’s next?” stress. Me and a friend from high school took off on a month-long trip to soak up as much of the wild as possible. In total, we visited 14 parks, from the snowy summer peaks of Olympic to th