Yosemite

Yosemite was everything we had imagined it to be and more! The mystical feeling and majestic views made it obvious why it’s one of the most iconic National Parks. Foggy Morning with El Capitan Megs getting a Hyperlapse of the fog The Spaceship and El Cap Our camp site in a grove of trees with a…

10 Reasons to Visit Big Sur

We stopped to visit Big Sur for a few days on our way up the coast. It’s an amazing area and has a mystical feeling. There are many reasons to visit Big Sur, but here are my top 10 reasons: The breathtaking drive up highway one Rocky coastlines with fading cliffs and endless view of…

Santa Monica

We loved Santa Monica. It’s close to everything happening in LA, but still feels like a quaint city. The pier has a really cool vibe and the city is very walkable. Here are some things we enjoyed while we were there visiting a friend: -Montana Street Sushi Sho, Horchata Bakery— Also, visit Le Macaron French…

Laguna Beach 

We stumbled upon this gorgeous area on our way up highway one. Aliso Creek Beach has parking and then it’s a gorgeous walk to the look out points and treasure island beach.

Windansea Beach 

Windansea beach in La Jolla is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in California. The waves are pretty intense so it’s more of a relaxing beach. Also, it’s probably only good to go during low tide. 🙂 Cool Hippie van

Cleveland National Forest

We camped about an hour from San Diego in Cleveland National Forest (Bobcat Meadows Campground). It was a great camping spot and there were so many unique plants and beautiful sunsets. The terrain is mystical-looking with all of the jagged grey boulders peaking out of the sagebrush and wildflowers. On our first night, one of…

Del Mar, Black’s Beach and Mission Beach

North of La Jolla, under Torrey Pines, there’s a really cool beach with steep cliffs and giant waves. When we went, we parked at the Torrey Pines Glider Parking Lot… which would’ve been fine, but we ended up going down a super steep path that turned into a gulley really fast… so if you park…

Utah’s Hidden Gem: San Rafael Swell

San Rafael is one of my favorite places in Utah and it’s always empty! There are 2 main slot canyons: Little Wild Horse and Bell. You can do a loop through both of them or a point-to-point in one. This past trip, we went about 1 mile down Little Wild Horse. We camped at the…

Ice Lakes & Telluride, Colorado

On our way up to Utah from Austin, we hiked up to Ice Lakes and took a very scenic route through Ouray to Telluride. Telluride is fun because it’s an adorable little mountain town with a great recreation area with a running path that goes through the town. There’s also a gondola that’s free from…

Bryce Canyon Trip

Bryce is one of the most underrated of the 5 Utah National Parks! It’s shockingly beautiful and the hiking trails are amazing. We stayed at Cabin Hollow Campground in Red Canyon. There’s a fire ring and paved bike trail along the main road that goes from Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon NP. + it’s free!…

My New Obsession: Santa Fe

We spent a few days in Santa Fe on our way up from Austin to Utah. I have family in Santa Fe so we got to hang out and go on hikes, eat at cool places etc. It was SO fun and we really loved spending time with them, and their adorable dogs :). Pictures…

Magical Hike: Timpanogus

Pictures from our hike up Mount Timpanogus in October. Timpanogus is one of my favorite hikes, it’s really magical once you are in the valley next to Emerald Lake. If you go in August, the whole valley is filled with wildflowers and mountain goats! ADD US ON SNAPCHAT! username:hazelmharvey

Skiing at Deer Valley

This past winter, we worked at Stein Eriksen Residences and were lucky enough to get a few free lift tickets per week :). AND it was an amazing snow year for Utah so we had a blaaast. I hadn’t downhill skied (mainly cross country growing up) and so I got a lot of falls in…

3 Gorgeous Hikes in the French-Speaking Part of Switzerland

Although the Bernese part of the Swiss Alps is the most famous, the French speaking part has a lot of hidden gems. Here are a few of my favorite hikes in the Lausanne/Montreaux area: 1-Dent de Vaulion Near Romainmotier and the Joux Valley, this hike gives you a beautiful view overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)…

Day Trip from Lausanne: Romainmotier & Dent De Vaulion

On the French-Swiss border, there’s an ADORABLE old town and not far from it there’s a mountain, Dent de Vaulion, where you can see Lac Leman and the alps from the top! The trip is only about an hour drive from Lausanne and is definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area. (see 5 things…

Hiking in the Enchanting-Jaunbach Gorge

If you’re near the Gruyere Village or Cailler chocolate factory, it’s definitely worth a trip to the Jaunbach gorge. We did a portion of this trail– it started from Bulle to the Lac de Montsainens. It goes through little tunnels and next to a very bright, colorful river. At the very end, you go up…

Early Morning Hike Above the Clouds: Dent de Jaman

This particular morning was probably in the top 10 moments of my year. Waking up wayyy before the sun rises, driving to the pre-alps, running up Dent de Jaman in the dark and making it to the top above the clouds to see the sky turn cotton candy pink. The inversion of clouds covered Lac…

Hike: Pont D’Espagna to Frutiere by Vignemale

This is an AMAZING hike. If you only have time for one (long) hike, do this one. It starts at Pont D’Espangna and goes through Lac De Gaube, Refuge Des Oulettes, Lac D’Estom and ends in Frutiere! So basically, you get to see most of the big attractions in the same day. Duration: 8-10 hours…

Hike: Lac D’Ilheou

Gradual uphill to a stunning lake-bonus: the refuge right next to it makes ah-mazing omelets de fromage.  Directions: 1.Go from Cauterets to Cambasque (pretty well marked) 2.Once you get to Cambasque, follow the trail left of the lift house 3.Follow that trail all the way up, it’s pretty well worn 🙂 Duration: 3.5-6 hours total…