Sustainability|Zero Waste

Zero Waste Challenge: Week 1

The first week of Zero Waste February is complete! While we didn’t keep our waste at exactly zero, we started the month off strong. Reusable bags and glass jars for buying in bulk made grocery shopping easy; however, it is seemingly impossible to leave the grocery store without some plastic container or twist tie. Next

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Can We Be Gay Here?|Travel|Washington DC

Can we be gay here? Washington, DC

One year after the Women’s March, we evaluate whether we can be gay in Washington, DC.

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

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

Sustainability|Travel|Washington DC

Exploring Washington, DC: Sustainable Travel on a Budget

Our adventures riding the metro rails through Washington DC, exploring food, art, and culture on a budget.

Can We Be Gay Here?|Hikes|Travel

Can we be gay here? Shenandoah Valley

“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