Monday, June 29, 2020

Summer is here, which means it’s time to go outside and have an adventure! With over 200 parks, trails, and open spaces in the Reno and Truckee area, there’s so many options to choose from... maybe even too many! So, for anyone who is new to the area or new to hiking,...

“One way to drive fear out of a relationship is to realize that your partner’s values are the same as yours, that what you care about is exactly what they care about.  In my opinion, that drives fear out and makes for a great partnership, whether it’s a corporate partn...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When I discovered that over 200 parks exist in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, I was astonished, and after two years here I still find it incredible just how much there is to explore. I’m lucky enough to work at the Parks Foundation, where my lunch break consists of a...

What is wellness?  One hears and sees the term everywhere these days, ubiquitously drawing over a billion hits in a quick Google search.  Explained simply, wellness is a state of being healthy in body and mind. The caveat in this definition being the deliberate effort,...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

I tend to get defensive of plants that are labeled the dreaded “weed” word. I like to believe that all plants are good when in the right place at the right time. So what does “weed” mean anyway? A weed is simply a plant in the wrong place. That means a rose can be a we...

I have a slight obsession with National Parks. I’ve been to 10 in total: Yosemite, Yellowstone, The Redwoods, Death Valley, Crater Lake, The Channel Islands, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, Joshua Tree, and Zion. 


I am always thinking about my next adventure and plann...

Moving across the country from Western New York, the land of lake-effect snow, to Western Nevada, the land of mountains and deserts, introduced countless new outdoor spaces for me to research and explore. Even though I was excited by the prospect of new trails and open...

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