The Healing Power of the Great Outdoors

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

Van Life Diaries: August 11, 2021

I finally made it to Yellowstone National Park, and I couldn't get out of the van.

After sleeping in a random pull-off in Grand Teton National Park the previous night, I rose at dawn and continued north as the sun crept over the eastern horizon, enjoying the peacefulness that comes with an early start. I was one of the first visitors to arrive at Yellowstone that morning, a place that I’d been dreaming about seeing since I was a little girl with wildlife posters plastered over my bedroom walls and a stack of National Geographics sitting on my nightstand.

One of the true joys of travel is the feeling of child-like giddiness that occurs whenever you arrive at a place that yo