A Pair of Pants: How Outdoor Clothing is Keeping People Inside

It’s not that I didn’t try endlessly to fit into how I am supposed to look. But how much longer do I have to stomp my own self-worth into the ground because I don’t fit into a pair of pants?

Let’s Talk About πŸ’©

Let’s talk about it. Why? Well, because have to. We’ve all nonchalantly ignored it, or covered it with leaves, or pushed it into the woods, further off trail with a stick. Guilty as charged. We laugh about it with our friends and accept the fact that they’re doing it, too. But, Dispose of Waste ProperlyContinue reading “Let’s Talk About πŸ’©”

Snowbird’s Genius β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† Campaign

Oh, the dreaded one star review. Anyone who works with a product or service that receives online reviews can relate – some of those low-ball reviews are just petty. Snowbird decided to take advantage of that concept and introduced the world to their β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† campaign.  Why did they do it? In an effort to β€œembrace theContinue reading “Snowbird’s Genius β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† Campaign”

A Look At REI’s Force Of Nature Campaign

My love for the Force of Nature campaign and REI in general has only grown exponentially as I learn more about marketing and why brands do what they do. As I pursue my master’s degree, I want to share insights and research on the blog. I’m writing more than ever this year, so why notContinue reading “A Look At REI’s Force Of Nature Campaign”

New Year, Same Me

Through all the stress and ups and downs, the fights, the making up and helping others through hard times, I have to say, Damn, 2017 was a success! Travel: Went back to Arizona to see more beauty of the American Southwest. Added another pin in Ohio to my NPS map. Visited Michigan for the firstContinue reading “New Year, Same Me”

My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration

Below is a compilation of my favorite quotes made to push us to get outside and enjoy the experiences the world has to offer, or just truly live an authentic life to the best of our abilities. Of course, Muir, Abbey and Emerson provide this inspiration, among others. John Muir Thought to be one of,Continue reading “My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration”

#ICE2017 Helping The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

I have been posting about local hiking since I started this blog and the @Christina_Skis social media handle. A fellow hiker and outdoor enthusiast, @HBFOutdoors, has created a team of other likeminded explorers in the area to create #ICE2017. Meaning Inspire, Connect and Experience the great outdoor recreation that western Pennsylvania has to offer. I’ve putContinue reading “#ICE2017 Helping The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail”

Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge

It’s 19 weeks well into 2017 and I’ve walked only 10 hikes dialing in about 28 miles. I decided to enter the 52HikeChallenge last year and was also slow in 2016, ending at I think around 43 hikes. I am going to go try and hit the goal this year, and have plenty of catching up toContinue reading “Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge”

A Twenty-Something’s Quest for Adventure Friends

It’s the 17th of January, a week when all the resolutioners begin to drop like flies at the gym. I, on the other hand, had dreams of blowing the blog up this year. Unfortunately I am still on the slow track of one post a month, if that… Weekly post goals didn’t even make itContinue reading “A Twenty-Something’s Quest for Adventure Friends”