Lifestyle|Sustaibability

‘Tis the Season to Reduce Waste

Make this holiday season less wasteful with these 5 tips It’s no surprise that the holiday season generates more trash than any other time of year. Stanford University and www.use-less-stuff.com report that 25% more waste is generated in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other period throughout the year (that adds up to

Lifestyle|Recipes

Homemade Gin Recipe: Lavender Chamomile & Cinnamon Rosemary Blends

Homemade Gin Recipe – Lavender-Chamomile & Cinnamon-Rosemary Blends Hunter and I are avid gin fans and sought to make our own. Making homemade gin basically involves infusing vodka for 36 hours with juniper berries that give it the distinctive flavor of gin and any other herbs and spices to give your blend a unique taste.

Can We Be Gay Here?|Travel

Can We Be Gay Here? Asheville, North Carolina After living in Austin, Texas for five years, we understand that certain blue islands can exist within larger red states. This seems to be the case with the liberal, quirky city of Asheville in the controversially conservative North Carolina. Once again, on our trip to Asheville we

Hikes|Travel|Uncategorized|Washington DC

5 Hikes Within 20 Miles of DC: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Tow Path

Back in September, we went to a free Women’s Backpacking Basics class at the Washington, D.C. REI flagship store (super informative, highly recommend). On our way out, we picked up the American Hiking Society’s list of “Five Great Trails…All within 20 minutes of Washington, DC!” On Sunday, we set out to cross one off the

Can We Be Gay Here?|Hikes|Travel

“Can we be gay here?” This question comes up rather frequently when my girlfriend and I travel, or rather exist together in public. This past weekend proved to be no different when we decided to embrace the pastime of our people and go to the mountains for some good old outdoorsy fun. As we spiraled