Adventures Articles

Visiting the German Armed Forces Command Christkindlmarkt in Reston, Virginia

I have lived in Northern Virginia for over 8 years and this was the first year that I had heard about the German Armed Forces Command Christkindlmarket (Bundeswehr Christmas Market) in Reston, Virginia. I actually learned about it through a couple coworkers when they...

Review of Optishokz Revvez Bone Conducting Sunglasses

When the folks at Optishokz reached out to me to test their new Optishokz Revvez, I was beyond excited. I had seen an early review of them online a while back and thought that they would be a great addition to our outdoor and travel-heavy lives. After testing the...

How I Found Hope by Trying on 6 Pairs of Plus Size Hiking Pants in an REI Fitting Room

Over the holidays, we were visiting friends in Seattle and stopped at the REI store. Hubs had an upcoming trip and needed to pick up a few items. From the outside, the store looked awesome and I was looking forward to exploring it because it was so big. Our friend...

The Struggle of Being a Plus Size Girl in an Outdoor World

I have been sitting on an ever-changing draft of this post for nearly two years. So long, in fact, I just assumed that I had published it. I didn't realize I hadn't published it until I wanted to link to it in another post I was writing. (Obviously, I also need to...