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The Road to Half Marathon: Bass Lake/Yosemite Half Marathon Done!

I’m WAY behind on this, but in early May 2021, I finally ran the Yosemite half marathon I’d been planning […]

small village vs city

Village Adventures: 6 Village Things that Would NEVER Happen in the City

As a city person, I’ve had multiple village adventures that aren’t exactly adventures, but feel totally foreign coming from the city.

johanna flashman winter hiker writer

Winter Hiking Tips: Snow Before You Go

If you get nothing else from this post, I hope you leave knowing you should probably learn more about snow safety.

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Creating a Picture-Perfect Solo Adventure

Examples and tips for taking pictures of yourself on solo adventures.

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Spending the Holidays Outside

I’m dreaming of a warm Christmas…so we can spend more of it outside.

freeway at sunset

How to Adjust to the Sound of the City

No, I don’t just mean getting used to the idea of cities – I mean, literally adjusting to the constant noise in the city.

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Reduce Tent-sion: Go Camping in Northumberland

Back in September, I went on a weekend camping trip in Northumberland National Park and it was beautiful.

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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.


It Takes a Village: 3 Months In the North York Moors

I bought a cabbage for £1.20 from Lealholm’s village shop and it went on my tab. Along with other discoveries about living in the Yorkshire Moors.

Keep Calm and Carry On Pt. 2 — Coronavirus Edition

Once again, I did the 10 and a half hour flight to England, but this time during a pandemic