a spiral staircase + a waterfall

a spiral staircase + a waterfall

some places you find online for a hike, & you think: yeah, that looks great! then when you actually arrive at the destination, your jaw drops in the realization that, yet again, pictures didn't do it justice. such is the case with this waterfall hike i enjoyed in south cumberland state park this week. it was such a beautiful spot that i wanna share with you all everything you need to know in order to get to it yourself!

yosemite for my 31st

yosemite for my 31st

last year for my 30th birthday, i took a solo trip to cabo & rode a camel on the beach while whale-watching. this year, it looked like my birthday would consist of another solo trip, due to things coming up for some friends who’d planned to go (déjà vu of what happened last year). but it turned out that a few of my friends could join me last minute! plans unexpectedly made better is the bees knees.