Hiking Alone in Glacier National Park Could Have Gone Better

4 out of 5 hot mess tinis The Highline Trail to Swiftcurrent Summit I knew my plan was perhaps imperfect when everyone I told called it a “death wish” but my mom says that to me all the time so I figured they were all just being dramatic; I was still planning to go to Glacier National Park to hike by myself. — At least waking up went according to plan. The alarm banged on…

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One important thing to know (or not I do not care) if visiting Baltimore & DC in the same day

 4 out of 5 hot mess tinis If you’re visiting DC or Baltimore — which is totally plausible since they’re 45 miles apart — you may as well visit the other while you’re in the area. Both have plenty to offer! Still, the below story is a “coming of age” tale about one hot mess and her need for a wardrobe change.   Step into my time machine (and watch out for any sticky stuff…

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I got shitfaced before aerial yoga and here’s how that went

4 out of 5 hot mess tinis First, allow me to explain just how I ended up drunk at an aerial yoga class in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lead Up Planning Ahead, Not Thinking Ahead I was going on a Phoenix trip with my three best friends from college and all of our significant others, who are a blast. The eight of us together were basically having a giant weekend party. For some reason when planning…

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A bar toilet and a teaching moment

Let me take you back to a time I often reflect on as a teaching moment from my travels. It all started in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was SO excited to go to the biggest Hot Air Balloon gathering event in the WORLD (I think it’s the biggest, I did not look it up.) This is because I was anticipating a lot of “firsts”: First time in a hot air balloon, first time in New…

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