Isthmus Peak, TC Closing Day, and Aspiring Hut

Isthmus Peak Isthmus Peak is a challenging day hike that starts in Lake Hawea ends with expansive views of both Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka. The climb is relentless, so be prepared to spend some time on your yoga mat later stretching your quads, hamstrings, and calves. Some of my favorite post-hike yoga poses include:… Continue reading Isthmus Peak, TC Closing Day, and Aspiring Hut


Love City Strong

Exactly one week ago today, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several nearby Caribbean islands were devastated by Hurricane Irma. This category five storm was a direct hit to the tiny island of St. John, where I was raised and my parents currently live. St. John, St. Thomas and several neighboring islands are devastated. My heart… Continue reading Love City Strong



It was a tough call when making the choice to live in Queenstown or Wanaka for my second winter. I instantly fell in love with the community and gorgeous scenery that Wanaka offers, but I was also drawn to the dramatic vistas and lively energy that flows throughout Queenstown. While I chose the stunning town of Wanaka as my home… Continue reading Queenstown