Ryan and I leave for our Peace Corps service in less than two weeks. The countdown begins! Continue reading Leaving for the Peace Corps in Two Weeks!
You’ve seen him or her before. She’s the girl at the airport running to her terminal with a lightweight backpack, perfectly disheveled hair, and a henna tattoo. He’s the guy flying standby, willing to wait hours for any fruitful destination. … Continue reading The Truths of a Traveler
Backpacking Hawaii is a great way to experience the island and the locals. Most visitors to Hawaii stay in resorts. By exploring on foot, you will see sights most tourists won’t see like private beaches, untouched hiking paths, and perfect … Continue reading 10 Tips for Backpacking the Big Island of Hawaii
Deciding to hike the AT causes excitement, joy, and maybe even a bit of anxiety. If the thought of summiting Katahdin brings you to tears, you might just have what it takes to complete those 2,185.9 miles (2013 mileage). Besides … Continue reading 15 Tips for a Girl Wanting to Hike the Appalachian Trail
This birth story, written by my sister Malorie Melson, is about the highs and lows of a natural birth. Malorie, along with her husband Ben, gave birth to my nephew Rhett Austin on Christmas Day in 2017 at the Austin Area Birthing Center in Austin, Texas. Continue reading A Natural Birth Story
Check out my backpacking gear recommendations and hiking tips for petite hikers and short backpackers! Continue reading 6 Hiking and Gear Tips for Petite Hikers
Practicing yoga at home has become a relaxing habit for me. Here are my tips on how to start your own home yoga practice. Continue reading How to Start a Home Yoga Practice
Fall is a great time to visit the Lone Star State. These are my recommendations for fall hikes in Texas. Continue reading 5 Texas Hiking Spots to Visit This Fall