In early December, I learned I had the opportunity to take three weeks off from work, a vacation that long being a rare treat. My head was spinning with all the opportunities of places to visit, things to see, and of course, mountains to hike! Time was running out to plan, so I made a leap of faith and chose to visit the Middle East - specifically, the Wadi Rum desert of Jordan. I've always been enthralled by the desert, the people and the incredible amount of history that has been so influential to modern-day civilization.
Sand, rocks, and salt are not usually on my must-see list when I set out for an adventure. I am usually drawn towards lush forests and vast mountainscapes. So when my husband wanted to plan a trip to Death Valley National Park, I was skeptical. I couldn't imagine how visually stimulating the desert would be, but boy did Death Valley surprise me in so many different ways.
Earlier this year, my best friend Jessica, suggested we go on a ski expedition. It didn't take long for us to stumble across information about resort and back country skiing in Chile, convince two other girls to join us and find a guide willing (and nuts enough) to lead the four of us around some volcanoes and ranges found in the Andes!
When most people imagine a destination wedding, the first image that comes to mind is probably palm trees or a white sand beach. For mountain enthusiasts, however, the setting of this autumn wedding in the Canadian Rockies was an absolute dream! I had the privilege of witnessing two friends say their vows amidst the majestic mountains and lakes of Waterton Lakes National Park.
We've had a few questions lately on why our community events are for all girls. So we decided to ask a few of our members first hand why they enjoy Hike365 being an all girls community.