The time has come for me to put together my 2017 bucket list! I started doing a bucket list in place of resolutions last year, and I had a blast trying to complete everything on it. I wasn’t perfect, but I’d say I got about 70% of last year’s list done and I have so many amazing memories because of it! (You can see my recap over in my Best of 2016 post.)
The fact that Christmas is less than two weeks away and I have not finished my Christmas shopping is giving me anxiety. But for now I’m choosing to ignore it and instead, plan some last minute activities in the city! I love my hometown in the Wasatch mountains all the time, but something about Christmas makes it extra magical. Snow falling between the buildings downtown, lights glittering through the chilliest nights, and all the fun things going on just make me feel all warm and cozy inside.
If you’ve ever thought about going to Iceland, chances are you’ve put the Sólheimasandur plane crash on your list of must-sees while you’re there. It’s a pretty famous spot – after all, where else do you get to see the real wreckage of a DC 3 plane? But the pictures you’ve seen probably don’t tell the whole story, so I’m here to let you in on what you can expect there and how to get that perfect shot.
Press sample: I received some complimentary products mentioned in this post from Stickerapp, but as always, all opinions are my own! This post is not sponsored by REI; I just really love their #OptOutside campaign!
I’ve always looked forward to November for two reasons: food and Black Friday. This might surprise you, because it’s no secret that I’m not big into buying lots of clothes or makeup. But there’s just something special about the day after Thanksgiving – heading to the mall at midnight, standing in line for free hot cocoa, browsing as the year’s first Christmas tunes trickle through the speakers. However, over the past few years, as Black Friday seems to start earlier and earlier, I’ve lost my passion for shopping that day. It feels more like the Hunger Games than a fun night out with friends, not to mention what it feels like for those who have to work in retail that day – been there, done that.
I spent the past weekend on (yet another) getaway to Zion National Park and as always, it was magical. Originally, it was supposed to be a trip to run the Snow Canyon half marathon in St. George, but due to all the traveling I ended up doing at the end of the summer, I didn’t have time to train properly so I called off that plan and turned it into a Zion National Park in the fall + a secret waterfall trip. Plus, we ended up hiking upwards of ten miles anyway, so it was basically the same thing as running, right?