A Day in Waiheke, NZ

Aotearoa, or New Zealand, had been on my bucket list since early college.  As an English major at the University of Hawaii I was fascinated by the poetry and literature coming out of the Maori cultural renaissance and from their descriptions of the whispering sea to the vast fern forests, I knew that one day,…

Moab in the Desert Rain

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough” – Mary Hunter Austin My first official “riding trip” was in the fall of 2018, when my husband and I took a red-eye flight from Hawaii to San Francisco, San Francisco to Salt Lake City and then drove 4…

The Journey Begins

Welcome to Trail Rider Mama! Growing up I’ve always loved the outdoors, hiking, climbing trees and getting dirty. As an adult I got into dirt bikes and mountain biking as a way to further explore our natural surrounding. When I found out that I was pregnant with our first daughter, I knew my life was…