adventure in chamonix

Embracing Uncertainty Can Lead to the Best Adventures

This past year has been the most heart wrenching and uncertain year of my life. It’s also been the most adventurous and blessed year of my life.

Jo being dumb in an arch

Dumb Shit Travel Diary: Bringing the Wrong Passport

I swear, I’m going to write my book of dumb shit I do traveling one of these days… Until then, we’ll do little sneak peaks here and this one is PRIME.

mountain biking comfort zone

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Still Learn in the Outdoors

The panic zone is when you go so far out of your comfort zone to the point where it’s just PANIC. This is when your brain stops learning.

starry night in nevada camping prius

My (Very Long) Journey to Getting a Decent Night Sky Photo

I didn’t magically get a beautiful night sky photo on my first try. And to prove it, I wanted to share the progression of my attempts. 

bike by the coast

A Fishy Bike Ride: Cycling for Fish and Chips by the Sea

Last week, I went on a solo weeknight bike adventure for fish and chips on the coast. It was an absolute dream, until it wasn’t.

cow in the trail

The Trail to Running a Half Marathon: 10 Miles on the Nimitz Way Trail

This weekend, I ran my longest run yet — 10.7 miles on the Nimitz Way Trail. It was my second time running on this trail and it seems to go on forever.

Ronda bridge overlook

It Was Plane to See if I Had Just Read My Boarding Pass

This event was how my list of dumb shit I’ve done began in the first place. Good times… Or in this case, incredibly stressful and stupid times.

Jo in Briancon, France

Tripping All Over the World

Dumb shit I’ve done traveling. A full list of my favorite travel stories.

The Best Place to Have a Cool Adventure is Iceland

Traveling solo and keeping it chill

Letting Weather Rule the Day

It’s hard to beat reigning wind