My Adventures

Hearing Your Calling: My Love letter to the Mountains

It wasn’t until I visited the mountainsThat I could hear nature’s call.That I could feel it’s heart beat pulsing beneath my feet.Like a drum pounding its mountain song. It wasn’t until I felt the power of a roaring riverThat I could sense the water flowing through my veins.The chill like an awakening.Making me feel truly …

Active Guides Hiking

Reaching the Summit: What to Know Before Hiking at Altitude

Whether you’re a novice hiker or you’ve trekked through thousands of trails, your first time hiking at altitude can be a shock to your body. It’s important to know the risks involved with exercise at high elevation. Before your next hike at altitude, read these seven tips for keeping yourself safe in this different environment. …

Active Guides Mental Wellness

Being Present: How to Really Take in a Moment

There are times in life when we experience something so incredibly beautiful that we feel overwhelmed. Something so spectacular that we want to remember the moment, the view, the feeling forever. But how can you keep that remarkable memory from eventually fading away until you can barely remember it at all? Read on to learn …

Active Guides Fitness

Running for Non-Runners: How to Start Running when You Weren’t Born to Run

While stuck in the house during the Corona Virus pandemic, I constantly missed my old fitness routine. As an active person, the closure of all gyms and pools forced me to live a very different lifestyle. So to bring some activity back into my life, I did what many people around the world did: I …

Destinations Places to Go

Ponca Arkansas Itinerary: A Weekend Adventure for the Whole Family

I recently took a trip with my family to Ponca, Arkansas, exploring the top rated activities in the area. After living in the state for more than 20 years and hearing all about what Ponca has to offer, it was time that we visited this little town for ourselves. Although there are several fun things …