7 Reasons To Take A Hike, Literally!

National Mountain Day is on December 11th and since we are #EnthusiasticAboutHiking, you know we have to celebrate! I will of course be going on a hike and appreciating our beautiful Earth and I invite you to join me wherever you are! If you happen to be in Arizona, you can find some inspiration on where to hike on my Hiking Bucket List!

For those of you not in Arizona, I’m hoping that I can inspire you to go out and explore your own area with these seven reasons to hike! Enjoy!

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5 North Phoenix Hikes To Add To Your Hiking Bucket List!

You may have noticed that I was a little missing in action around here and on my social media accounts, and there is a reason for that. I won’t get into it, but October is a really difficult time and I’ve learned that taking a break from ‘the world’ helps my emotional and mental being.

While I was away, I spent some time doing the things I love and one of those things is hiking. I’ve learned that no matter what is going on in my life, I can always turn to nature to make myself feel better.

In case any of you are feeling this way, or if you just like to hike, I’ve put together a list of my five favorite hikes in North Phoenix. I hope you enjoy!

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How To Prepare For The Ultimate Havasupai Falls Hike!

My friends, I AM SO EXCITED because in just a few days I will be crossing off a huge bucket list item! It’s one of the 12 bucket list items that I set out to cross off in 2017: HIKE HAVASUPAI FALLS. To prepare for this big bucket list item, I created the ‘Couch To Havasupai Falls Series’ to help literally anyone in Arizona get in shape. I hope you enjoy and I hope this helps!

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List!

According to Google, summer officially begins on June 20th so to prepare for the best season of the year, let’s jump into the Ultimate Summer Bucket List to help you take advantage of the fabulous weather! I kind of have a thing with seasonal bucket lists (check out the Winter, Spring and Fall Bucket Lists)! However, today we are focusing on Summer.

Check out this list and let me know what else needs to be added. Enjoy!

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Couch to Havasupai Falls: Difficult Hikes in Phoenix!

Welcome to the last feature in the Couch to Havasupai Falls series : the difficult hikes! Check out the easy and moderate hikes here and here! If you are already familiar with the series ‘Couch to Havasupai Falls’, then welcome, if not…here’s a quick refresher!

A couple of months ago, I was talking to friends about hiking Havasupai Falls and those friends told me they were hesitant to do the 10+ mile hike because they couldn’t just go from their ‘couch to Havasupai Falls’. That conversation led to this series, which includes easy, moderate, and difficult hikes to prepare you for Havasupai Falls. Enjoy the difficult hikes list and let me know which one is your favorite!

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9 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Antelope Canyon!

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This last weekend, I spent my time with hundreds of fellow travel bloggers at the Women in Travel Summit (#WITS17) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I met so many wonderful women from all over. And every woman that I met was very excited when I mentioned that I was from Arizona and why would they not be? Arizona is home to some of the most beautiful areas in the United States so I didn’t mind being an Arizona Ambassador in the slightest. If anything, I think I convinced everyone I spoke to that they needed to visit me and Arizona!

These women knew about the Grand Canyon (of course) but when I mentioned Antelope Canyon, not too many knew what I was talking about. I told them that they needed to immediately add ‘Visit Antelope Canyon’ to their bucket list and I think you need to do the same thing!

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The Ultimate Spring Bucket List!

My friends, Spring is officially here! I love everything about Spring, the weather, the Easter candy, and the fact that we are that much closer to summer. I have put together this list of items you need to add to your spring bucket list ASAP. These are items that make me think of spring or that are perfect for spring weather. Take a look, and let me know if you’ve already crossed some of these off. Enjoy!

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March Madness and Mini Corn Dogs!

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.

My friends, it is my favorite time of the year, it is officially MARCH MADNESS!

It’s been a fabulous beginning to March Madness because my team (Arizona Wildcats!) won the PAC 12 Basketball Tournament and I am hoping that they make it all the way in the NCAA Tournament. I think this is our year, but even if it’s not and my bracket gets busted…at least I will enjoy hosting game viewing parties and eating tasty snacks. I’ve partnered with Foster Farms for their Snack Time Bracket Busters (#FFBracketBusters) campaign to show you all that mini corn dogs are the easiest appetizers to have during game viewing parties!

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Finding Your Inner Artist at Uptown Art!

This post is sponsored by Uptown Art. As always, all opinions are my own.

I am super excited to announce that I have partnered with Uptown Art, a premier painting studio in Chandler where you can meet, drink and paint happy!

Trust me when I say that this place needs to be added to your bucket list especially if you don’t quite consider yourself an artist. By the end of the class, you will be calling yourself a Young Picasso 😉

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The Ultimate Night Out At The Brush Bar!

This post is sponsored by The Brush Bar. As always, all opinions are my own.

This month I’ve partnered with The Brush Bar, a paint and wine bar in Scottsdale that offers instruction for adults and serves beer, wine and cocktails. This partnership came to be because I’ve gotten so many requests from friends and Enthusiastic readers to try out something like this. And the verdict is in: a drinking and painting class needs to be on your bucket list!

Thank you to The Brush Bar for hosting me and letting me experience all of the magic that goes on inside the studio! My friend Wendy and I seriously had such a blast.

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