A More Supportive World for Women

Did you ever wake up one morning thinking about something you wish would change dramatically in the world? For the past couple mornings I’ve had something on my mind involving a subject that has been near and dear to me since my middle school days. For those who have followed my blog and/or my Twitter feed for some time know that supporting women is a social cause I’m passionate about. I grew up around women all my life and learned all that I ever needed to know about being an ally to women and women’s rights. It’s with this passion for supporting women that I thought: How great it would be if the world came to its senses and became a more empowering place for women?
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I’m an Early Riser Traveler – And Proud of It.


Whether it’s 2 a.m. or 3 a.m., I live for waking up early – even if it’s during a work week, the weekend, or on the day I set off on a new travel adventure. But having an early morning routine like mine isn’t for the faint of heart – nor anyone’s cup of tea. But that’s okay with me for when it comes to daily routines and travel life, I don’t follow what everyone does. And major kudos to Delta for recognizing us early morning travelers in their ‘4 a.m.’ ad. After all, who doesn’t like driving on near empty freeways and enjoying a quiet airport early in the morning? I certainly do.

Helen Mirren’s Perfect Anti-Drunk Driving PSA


The world is full of people who make stupid choices. But driving drunk is beyond inexcusable and those who choose to do so shouldn’t be able to walk or drive the streets in freedom ever again. Earlier this year, Budweiser debuted an anti-drunk driving commercial featuring my favorite actor of all time: Helen Mirren. With her first class wit and humor, Mirren elegantly tears into drunk drivers in the best way possible. I have always admired Mirren for her talents both as an actor and a spokesperson. Well done, Budweiser!

The Incredible Oneonta Gorge Adventure

Oneonta Gorge Falls Oregon
The Columbia River Gorge (just as you make your way out of Troutdale, Oregon) is a sight to behold. It’s the Disney World for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. With so many hiking trails and waterfalls one could get an incredibly sense of what makes Oregon the best of the best in the United States. One such hike I had my eyes set on but at first was hesistent to attempt was Oneonta Gorge.
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Visiting The Walk of the Heroines

Walk of Heroines Portland State University Portland Oregon
Yesterday, I took advantage of another Saturday adventure in downtown Portland to make a return visit to the campus of my alma mater Portland State University to visit a site that’s become my most favorite spot in all of Portland: The Walk of The Heroines. The Walk of The Heroines is a memorial dedicated to women of the past and present who have made advancements in society from technology to politics and more in the name of women’s empowerment. For this blog post, I’m going to let the images and quotes from the walk do all the talking.
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