A Colorado Snow Day with New Frontier Outfitters

Hi from the road, guys!

A few days back, we found ourselves in a very snowy situation right outside Telluride, Colorado. After holing up for the night to let the storm pass, we ventured out to the mountains. On this trip, I had the pleasure of working with outdoor lifestyle brand, New Frontier Outfitters.

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Based in the Appalachian mountains, New Frontier Outfitters sells adventure-inspired apparel and accessories - perfect for road trips! In fact, one of my favorite pieces of theirs is the Winter Van Sweater. All the wanderlust vibes, and SO SOFT. Not gonna lie, this is probably one of the softest sweatshirts I own!

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My friend, Allee, threw on their NFO Winter Badge Crew before we headed out, which has an awesome vintage look to it. After tossing on our very suitably named Aspen beanies, we definitely felt like we were reading for the slopes! A very snowy drive later, we made it to town and hopped right on the gondola. Even at 10,000+ feet, we stayed snuggly warm!

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New Frontier Outfitters has tons of great winter apparel and accessories on their site right now, so be sure to check them out! At the moment, they also have a 30% off sale with code “snowman”. Head over to check out their Winter collection !

xo

J.

This post is in partnership with New Frontier Outfitters.

A week in Arizona

Hi guys!

I took a bit of a break from this space, as I’m currently back on the road! As some of you may know, V is originally from Phoenix, so every winter, we head back to visit with family and explore the Southwest. Usually we spend a week straight on the road, and then a couple days with family. This year, we decided to change it up a bit and just explore around Arizona! There’s SO much to see in this state, and it completely blows my mind that you can go from a ski resort to the desert in less than an hour.

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Our very first stop was up north, where we stayed in the cozy A Frame Flagstaff. By now I’m sure you guys know my love for cabins - a frames specifically!, so I was SUPER excited that we were able to stay here. It was just the right amount of space for us, but can easily accommodate larger groups with the loft (we just used it to binge watch movies and eat popcorn, ha!). The cabin has one bedroom, a kitchen, living room, and loft space. There’s even a wood stove to keep you extra toasty on cold nights!

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The grounds surrounding the cabin border the Coconino National Forest, and we couldn’t help but get out and explore a bit (honestly, any excuse to soak up that southwest sunshine.). If you’d like to book a stay at the A Frame, head to their Airbnb link here!

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We passed through Sedona on our way back to Phoenix, and visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Although we’ve explored in Sedona numerous times, we’ve never seen this beauty before! It’s amazing how it’s situation right in the surrounding red rocks. Truly a remarkable place, and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. After a few days exploring in Phoenix, and visiting my favorite shops ( Local Nomad, Frances, and Pueblo are always go-to’s!), we headed further south to Tucson and Saguaro National Park. Maybe it’s because they’re so out of the realm of what I grew up with, but seeing that many cacti in one place blew me away! It was so much fun to drive around and walk on the trails.

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After that, V had to head back to New York, so I met up with my friend, Allee, to kick off our road trip. We started out in the Superstition Mountains, and I have to say, went on one of my favorite hikes OF ALL TIME. Views the whole way up made going slow (we we’re snapping photos around every turn!), and the summit was out of this world. This was without a doubt the cherry on top of a perfect week exploring this state, and I’m already missing it! Currently in Colorado, can’t wait to share more from the road!

xo

J.

A Catskills Getaway with Zipcar and Scribner's Lodge

Hi guys!

A couple weeks back, I had the chance to head back to one of my favorite places in New York : Scribner’s Lodge. This time, I arrived with a little help from Zipcar, a car sharing company with hundreds of locations throughout the state.

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I’ve been a member of Zipcar for years now, since they are so easily accessible in the city. Becoming a member takes no time at all, and anyone age 21+ (18 if you’re a student!) can apply. You just pick a plan - there’s several to choose from, making it easy to tailor to your needs!, wait for your driver’s license to be verified, and then receive your Zipcard! The card itself is what will unlock the car for you. Reserving your vehicle is simple (can be done via the website or app), and the length of your reservation is entirely up to you. Need it for a few hours to run errands? No problem! Want it for the weekend? Whole day reservations (up to 7 days) are also available! We had our car for a few days, and with 180 miles included a day, there was ample opportunity for adventure.

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While Scribner’s Lodge is in itself a major draw (SO. MUCH. COZY), the surrounding area’s attractions are what always get me super excited to visit. Since we were heading up in prime ski season, I made sure to pack my skis (Zipcar has ski racks and multiple sized car options to go along with whatever your adventures might require!) for the trip.

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This time, we stayed in one of the the Scribner Suites, which felt more like an apartment than a room! Featuring a loft-like living room (with our own cozy fireplace), a huge patio overlooking Hunter mountain, a bedroom downstairs and another two beds upstairs, space to sprawl out was in no short supply (for any of you from the city, you’ll know how much that’s appreciated!). After a cozy night’s sleep, we called down to the Prospect to order from the amazing brunch menu available - tip : the pancakes are amazinggg. With full bellies and a quick change out of our pjs, we were ready to get out and explore.

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Scribner’s is situated in an amazing part of the Catskills, with Kaaterskill Falls, one of the areas most popular destinations, just a short drive away. We usually opt for the hike down to the fall’s base, but this time we mixed it up and explored the top of the falls. Visiting this place in the Winter is like seeing it again for the first time! In the opposite direction, lies the ski resort, Hunter mountain. I was so happy to get some runs in while I was here, and explore the brand new Hunter North terrain! A quick zip (both of these destinations are less than 15 minutes away in either direction, Hunter is about a mile down the road!) back to the lodge, and we decided to warm up a bit before roasting our s’mores.

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Once again, a couple days at Scribner’s left us rested and ready to get back to the hustle and bustle of the city. And with the help of Zipcar, getting there and back was easier than ever! If you’re interested in applying for a membership, head here. Zipcar currently has locations all across the U.S., as well as in major cities worldwide. Suffice it to say, road trips just got a little easier.

xo

J.