All About Cotopaxi Questival 2017: San Francisco

All About Cotopaxi Questival 2017: San Francisco

It’s been two years since my friends and I competed in our first Cotopaxi Questival and a lot has changed about the 24 hour “scavenger hunt” in just a couple years! Within two years, the San Francisco race jumped from 218 teams to 480 teams and they made a number of valuable changes within the Questival app. What hasn’t changed about Questival is its ability to push you as an individual and group beyond your limits to tackle dozens (or even hundreds) of experiences you never thought you could do within a day. All while laughing through hilarious blunders and unexpected situations.

5 Ways to Avoid an Airbnb Disaster

5 Ways to Avoid an Airbnb Disaster

The quaint atrium at the Airbnb I stayed at in Fort Bragg, California

I’ve stayed in Airbnb accommodations almost two dozen times now and common questions I get are, “is it safe? Aren’t you scared something bad might happen?” And to be honest, I’ve never been paranoid or had a bad experience thus far *knock on wood*. The Airbnb homes I’ve stayed in have been positive across the board internationally. I’ve stayed in Airbnbs across the United States, Asia, and Western Europe and the hosts have all been very welcoming, organized, and gracious. They want those 5 star reviews!

Liebster Award Nomination & 10 Random Facts About Me

Liebster Award Nomination & 10 Random Facts About Me
Wait, what’s the Liebster Award? Or Lobster Award, as my autocorrect keeps telling me… The Liebster Award recognizes relatively new bloggers like myself. It’s basically a great way for bloggers to support each other, inform readers about other blogs, and allows us to brag about ourselves (stop now if you’d rather not know anything weird about me). As customary with the nomination, I have nominated other bloggers whom I admire and have revealed 10 very random facts about myself. I tried to share some interesting tidbits that not even some of my friends know…

I Locked Lips with a Giraffe at B Bryan Preserve

I Locked Lips with a Giraffe at B Bryan Preserve

As mentioned in my last post on my amazing weekend in beautiful Mendocino County, visiting the B Bryan Preserve was the highlight of my trip. After talking to friends and family about the place, it’s apparent to me that it’s still very unknown, which is why I wanted to dedicate an entire article to the magical destination. B Bryan Preserve is an African wildlife sanctuary that promotes the education and conservation of animals, in which all its inhabitants are bred or raised on-site. I personally felt my experience at B Bryan was better than any zoo I’ve visited. Granted, I’m sure there are some pretty incredible zoos I haven’t been to. Here are the basics on B Bryan Preserve if you’re hoping to visit and why I loved it so much.