Woman backpacking next to the railroad tracks outside of Silverton on the Colorado Trail

Adventure Travel Guides, Hiking Tips & Tricks, and Lessons Learned

You may notice that I love to hike, travel, and try new activities! Here, I share guides to planning trips, lists of my favorite outdoor things, and tips and tricks for hiking and life in the great outdoors.

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

In 2018, I quit my (amazing) job in Washington, D.C., in order to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,191.9 miles, three illnesses, two festivals, one heartbreak, and more beauty than I can ever describe later, I summited Mount Katahdin. Here is my story.

Sunstruck: The Blog Archives

This website initially began as a blog as I struggled through a bad breakup in 2015. I was determined to use all my sad, angry, can’t sleep energy to better my life and become a better version of myself. Here are the posts documenting that journey.

The hills were alive with wildflowers
And I was as wild, even wilder than they
For at least I could run, they just died in the sun
And I refused to just wither in place

-Dolly Parton