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The Ultimate Test For A Backcountry Beauty – Conquering West Coast Trail Gracefully


Hands down, my most memorable backpacking trip is the West Coast Trail (WCT) along the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. For those of you who have not heard of the WCT, it is a 75km trail originally built to rescue shipwrecked survivors in 1907.  The trail winds its way along the coast, often literally walking …

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Motivation Monday: Real Beauty ~ You’re More Beautiful Than You Think

My boyfriend Mark (the beast in the backcountry) shared a really touching and enlightening video with me today. It’s a video from the Dove Real Beauty Campaign.  It showcases a social experiment conducted by Dove that proves women are their harshest critics. The experiment shows how women view their own beauty as compared to how …

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