Goat Yoga – The Latest Fitness Craze Is Pure Joy!

If you haven’t heard of goat yoga just yet, don't worry you will! It’s the newest fitness craze and it’s exactly what it sounds like…yoga with goats! And it’s every bit as amazing as it sounds too! Goat yoga started back 2016 and it’s starting to pop up all over the country, and sell out … Continue reading Goat Yoga – The Latest Fitness Craze Is Pure Joy!

Michigan State University – So Much More Than Football and Farming

Growing up 10 minutes down the road from Michigan State University I knew it for two things; farming, and football. I never really came to explore the campus or check out the festivals and art that it had to offer. So I was blown away to discover the artistic side to this Big 10 University. … Continue reading Michigan State University – So Much More Than Football and Farming

My Best Adventure – Snorkeling The Siflra Fissure In Iceland

I truly believe that adventure is everywhere and comes in all forms. I love to find unique things to do when I travel so snorkeling in Iceland seemed just about crazy enough for me. And, double whammy, it was something I was terrified to do! Not because there's anything that can kill you down there, … Continue reading My Best Adventure – Snorkeling The Siflra Fissure In Iceland

Lancaster California – Adventuring To New Heights

Adventure is defined as "an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity." So an Air Show in Lancaster seemed the perfect place to experience something new! I headed there a day early to see what the town and surrounding area was like and to get into some nature. Lancaster, California is about an hour … Continue reading Lancaster California – Adventuring To New Heights

Superstition Mountain – Beauty, Tragedy, and One Heck of a Hike!

Planning my road trip from LA to Denver I wasn't really sure where to start. I knew we'd be taking the southern route since it's winter and I don't trust my mountain snow driving skills. My natural instinct is to look for national parks and national forests so taking Highway 10 South I was drawn … Continue reading Superstition Mountain – Beauty, Tragedy, and One Heck of a Hike!

It’s Ok To Not Be Ok

The travel life is exciting, exhilarating, and constantly adventurous and sometimes it's just hard. Being an entrepreneur is incredible on paper - no boss, make your own hours (spoiler alert they're about 16 hour days on top of the money-making job you need to survive), and doing what you love! But it's HARD! And sometimes … Continue reading It’s Ok To Not Be Ok

Jamaica’n Me Relax!

Working in the travel industry has a downside. I know, pull out the world's tiniest violin because yes, it's still completely awesome. But the part that people don't always realize is that it's still WORK, and a lot of it! When I travel for the show there's months of prep work and planning that goes … Continue reading Jamaica’n Me Relax!

Channel Islands National Park – Two Parks in One!

When I think of California National Parks, I tend to think of Yosemite, or Sequoia, or the Redwoods. I never even knew that there was a park so close to Los Angeles, and so completely different than any other national park I've ever been to. Channel Islands National Park is located just off the coast … Continue reading Channel Islands National Park – Two Parks in One!

10 Things To Do in and Around Dublin

This is a copy of the photo essay that I wrote for Matador Network. Their beautiful version can be seen here https://matadornetwork.com/network/dublin-experiences/ There is just something about Ireland. The music, the people, the culture. I have wanted to visit ever since I missed an opportunity when I was backpacking back in 2006. So when I had … Continue reading 10 Things To Do in and Around Dublin

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – 2016 Reflection

Reflecting back on 2016 brings tears to my eyes. And not in the way people would expect. This year has bent, twisted, and broken me in more ways than I can count. One year ago I never would have imagined that the future I was planning would never come to pass and that all of … Continue reading It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – 2016 Reflection

I Hate Blogging! So…

I hate blogging! I know, you're thinking "Wait, what?!? You're blogging right now!" Let me explain. I like to write and I LOVE to talk (ask my husband!) but for some reason I could not get into blogging! I started this blog when I started my web series Monica Goes (shameless plug...click here to watch!) simply … Continue reading I Hate Blogging! So…

Humanity Is Not Dead

Yesterday was the most inspiring and emotionally fulfilling day I've ever had. I witnessed the most beautiful acts of humanity and even though the world can seem like a dark, heartless, and scary place right now, I felt the need to let you know, we're still ok. I was working the Rock N Roll Marathon in … Continue reading Humanity Is Not Dead

Ocean Adventuring

One of the big things I love to do is show people some doable adventures. Trekking across foreign lands is wonderful but most people can only do that every of couple years. I believe that adventure is everywhere and doesn't have to break the bank. So, for my first Monica Goes adventure of 2016 I … Continue reading Ocean Adventuring

Yosemite Ziplining!

When I was planning my trip to Yosemite, I knew the big hikes I wanted to do; Half Dome, a sequoia grove, and an alpine lake. I also knew that I wanted one unique adventure to show people. That's when I discovered Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch. Talk about unique! This family owned and operated … Continue reading Yosemite Ziplining!

Hiking to Half Dome

When I decided to head to Yosemite to shoot two episodes for my show there was no doubt in my mind that I had to attempt to climb Half Dome! I say attempt because...well...I didn't get picked from the lottery for a cable permit for the last 400 feet to the summit. Don't stop reading! … Continue reading Hiking to Half Dome

The A-Z’s of Marathon Training (That I Learned the Hard Way)

I am no expert on marathons. In fact, I've never run one before. Still reading? I ran my first half marathon last year and finally saw myself as a runner...and then didn't run again for 7 months! But for Team World Vision I have signed up for the full 26.2 L.A. Marathon this year (You … Continue reading The A-Z’s of Marathon Training (That I Learned the Hard Way)

From Saddle to Paddle – Kayaking Marina Del Rey

One of my favorite things to do is go to sites like Groupon and Living Social to find new adventures. There's always something completely random like pilot lessons, race car experience, or hot air balloon wine tasting. Sure, sign me up for all of them! My latest adventure took my kayaking at Marina Del Rey. Believe it … Continue reading From Saddle to Paddle – Kayaking Marina Del Rey

Water-Fall in Love! Sturtevant Falls Hike

Who knew that a gorgeous 50-foot waterfall existed within 30 minutes of LA? This girl! Sturtevant Falls was my favorite hiking discovery when I moved to Los Angeles. Being a Midwest girl who moved here from Tennessee, I missed all of the luscious greens and quiet wilderness. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have … Continue reading Water-Fall in Love! Sturtevant Falls Hike

Farm, Fun, and Freaky Birds!

I spent four summers working at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury Michigan and had no idea that five minutes down the road there was this incredible gem! Lewis Farms takes both farm and petting zoo to new levels! I'd heard of it before but hearing "petting zoo", I assumed it was no different than … Continue reading Farm, Fun, and Freaky Birds!

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