5 Products to Remove from your Home for a Greener Life

I believe the foundation for a green life is minimalism. I encourage as many people as I can to purge their home of unnecessary items. However, it’s not just stuff we need to purge, but also products that harm the environment. Here is a list of items to remove from your home if you’d likeContinue reading “5 Products to Remove from your Home for a Greener Life”

Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 2

After an incredibly successful first day of waterfall hunting in the Richland Creek Wilderness area, we decided to pack another day full of waterfalls, this time in the Upper Buffalo area. We thought this hike would be trickier, but these waterfalls were all so close to one another, it was actually easier than day 1.Continue reading “Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 2”

Day 95: Hidden Gems: Alley Spring, Eminence MO

My first float trip of the season went very well. We visited Alley Spring in Eminence Missouri and floated the Jacks Fork river. I was really surprised to see the number of people out camping, but I guess I shouldn’t be. We’ve all been cooped up all spring. I think this was my first timeContinue reading “Day 95: Hidden Gems: Alley Spring, Eminence MO”

Day 82: First Camping Trip of the Season

One of the greatest things about living in the Midwest is camping, floating, and just dipping your toes in the creek. There’s nothing more refreshing than that cold spring water on a hot summer day. Summer is not quite here yet but that’s not going to stop me from getting on the river. It’s myContinue reading “Day 82: First Camping Trip of the Season”

Day 76: Hidden Gems: Hercules Glades Falls

Missouri may not be at the top of most people’s travel list, but there are plenty of beautiful places to visit. Recently, I hiked along Hercules Glades in the Mark Twain National Forest to find the water falls. I’ve been told if you go too late in the season you’ll find the falls completely driedContinue reading “Day 76: Hidden Gems: Hercules Glades Falls”

QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!

Pesticides are not new. They include a wide range of compounds like fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc. They grew in popularity in the 1960s and have been commonly used in households since despite numerous reports of their negative impact on the environment and our health. Though they can control harmful pests and yield better crops, theContinue reading “QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!”

Day 12: Get out and enjoy nature.

Being under quarantine does not mean you have to stay cooped up indoors (unless you’re feeling sick). You can still go out and practice safe social distancing and what better place to do it than the woods, the lake, or the park. I have the great privilege of living in the Midwest and it’s absolutelyContinue reading “Day 12: Get out and enjoy nature.”

Day 10: Spring is Here! (and other reasons to be thankful)

It’s easy to fall into a pit of despair among all the chaos, sadness, and uncertainty, but keeping a positive mindset is not only good for you and your health, it’s good for those around you, too. If we’re going to spread anything during this time of caution, it should be positivity. Today I’m gratefulContinue reading “Day 10: Spring is Here! (and other reasons to be thankful)”