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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The Ultimate Hiking Bucket List Item: A Walk For Sunshine Book Review!

This post is sponsored by the Book Publicity Services. As always, all opinions are my own.

Last month, I crossed off one of the biggest items from my bucket list: run a full marathon. That’s right my friends, I ran 26.2 miles! There is so much I can say about crossing off this major feat, but you will have to wait for that article coming in the next few weeks.

Today, we are discussing the book I read just before my marathon, the book that motivated me and made me believe that anything is possible. That book is ‘A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail‘ by Jeff Alt.

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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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So You Want To Start A Bucket List?

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends reached out to me and asked me for the best way to start living the enthusiastic bucket list life that I am always promoting. I broke it down step by step for her and sent her links to the posts she should read to get started. And since we are all about the sharing of knowledge here on Enthusiastic About Life, I’ve decided to share the info with all of you. I hope this helps you all, and like I told her, please reach out if you have any questions!

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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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Couch to Havasupai Falls: Easy Hikes in Phoenix!

If you are an avid hiker in Arizona, then February 1st was probably the most stressful day of your life. BECAUSE RESERVATIONS FOR HAVASUPAI FALLS OPENED UP THAT DAY AND NOBODY WOULD ANSWER THE PHONES!!!

Okay, I’m done yelling but seriously, my cousin and I spent all day trying to call Havasupai Falls (one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Arizona) to try to reserve a spot and nobody answered 🙁 and then miraculously we found that a website had been launched and we were able to reserve. And we got through! So I’m super excited to be crossing off that major bucket list item this year, especially since it was one of the bucket list items to cross off in 2017.

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