“I’ve Always Wondered What It Would Be Like to Look at Someone and Know Where I Got My Smile From.”

I don't even know where to start. I have so much to say on this subject, and yet I don't know how to communicate all that has been/is going on in my head the last month or so without it coming out as complete gibberish. As I type this I keep having to pause, stare, [...]

When You’re a Woman and You Need to Pee, Poop, or Menstruate Outdoors

So, I'm a female and recently I have been a female in what seems to be a predominantly male world. This world has included trekking in Nepal and Argentina. As a female, I have a few obstacles to figure out that a man doesn't even have to consider and typically doesn't even want to talk [...]

A Female Perspective From the Tallest Peak Outside of the Himalayas: Part II

After spending a few days at Base Camp (13,943 ft.), we were finally ready to go back up. We loaded our packs and did the darn thing. It felt a little better this time and I kept the negativity at bay. It was crazy to think this was our second time doing this, but that's [...]