Spring 2016 Bucket List

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here on my blog as I’ve mostly been trying to concentrate on my YouTube channel!  Things have changed a lot since I last was posting consistently and it’s been really difficult for me to keep up with my 101 in 1001 list. So, I decided to start breaking down that list into smaller, more manageable lists!

This will be what I’ll be trying to achieve this spring. I’ll be documenting what I can mostly through my YouTube channel and here on my blog! So make sure to subscribe! By the way, visit my friend’s reviews on best foldable picnic table.

Winter Essentials


Winter is nearly over (at least, I hope!) and since I haven’t posted in two and a half months I thought I would share my Winter Essentials! I’ve been concentrating most of my efforts towards my YouTube channel lately but it’s time I give some love to my blog.

How I Stay Organized + Tips & Tricks

There are two things that I absolutely adore and love to share about here on Mo Explores–Adventures and Organization. I’ve been getting so many questions lately from people who are asking for my tips on staying organized. So, I’m finally coming out with it!

Here’s how I stay organized along with a few takeaway tips. Not to mention, a couple FREEBIES to help you organize your digital life!

Beginner Hiking Essentials + What’s in My Hiking Backpack

While I’m nowhere near being an expert hiker, I think I can safely say that I’ve learned the basics. If you’re new at hiking the number one mistake you want to avoid is being unprepared and risking your safety. Here are a few hiking essentials to get you on your way, not to mention a look at what I keep inside my hiking backpack.

PS: Also check my new friend’s blog, a mom traveler, who I met while writing this post. Her blog is about best car seat & stroller combo for travel

How to Maintain Youtube Channel or Blog While Traveling


Whether you’re a blogger or a YouTuber, maintaining your work while you’re away + traveling can be difficult. Travel bloggers seem to have this down, so there’s no doubt that you can too! There are a number of strategies you can use to maintain your channel or blog while you’re traveling.

How I Went From Makeup Hoarder to Minimalist


When I first started off on YouTube, I used to run a beauty channel. This meant I had tons and tons of makeup that I usually barely even touched. While I understand that there are many girls out there who love their makeup, enjoy having a large collection and find happiness and success in making YouTube videos on it, I was just not one of those girls.

So I decided to minimize my makeup. Here’s how I did it.

What’s in My Bag: Coffee Work Date Edition


I go on a lot of work dates and take a lot of things with me in my bag when I do. It gives me the opportunity to work alongside other creatives and ambitionistas which really puts me into this great work flow. Since moving to the Phoenix area, I’ve met so many amazing people who are more than happy to have work dates with me.

So let’s take a look at what’s in my work date bag!

What I Wish I Knew About Exploring 5 Years Ago


“Explorer” is one of my main Archetypes. I took the Archetypes quiz many moons ago, but for some reason it never clicked in my head that it was truly a part of who I am until recently. There are a number of things that I wish I had realized years ago, but instead of living in regret I decided to share those things with you.

August 2015 Wrap Up


Disclaimer: This post may contain some affiliate links.

I know it’s already mid-September, but better late than never. From now on I’ll be doing monthly wrap-up videos to recap which videos, products and moments you missed on my channel for that month. Check out my August Wrap Up below!

I mention a number of things in this video. You can find the links to some of them below. To get a look at some of these products, watch my video!

Introducing the Explore + Enlighten Youtube Video Planner!


As a YouTuber, I scoured the internet for a planner made for YouTubers. I’ve seen so many tools like these for bloggers, but nearly nothing for YouTubers! This is when I decided to take my love for planners and YouTube and my “do-er” attitude and put together a product that I’m happy to announce is now available for Pre-Orders!

Hanging With & Skyping Youtube Friends


I love making friends through YouTube. I’ve come to find that (most of the time) I make a deeper connection with the friends I make online. Follow me along in this life vlog as I make new ones and chat with old ones!

5 Tips for Journalism School Students


I attended Journalism School at the University of Arizona. Journalism school is unlike so many of the other majors on campus. It can be confusing and frustrating on so many levels. Here are my 5 tips for new journalism school students.

10 Must Eat Dishes in Hawaii


I’m lucky enough to be able to call Hawai’i home…along with 1.4 million other people. According to the 2014 U.S. census, over fifty-six percent of the island state’s population identifies as some kind of minority group. This heavy cultural mix shows through on the island not only in its unique culture, but in the food. By the way, let’s check blog of my new friend who I met in Hawaii, and her reviews on outdoor cat house & shelter!

Today, I’m sharing my top 10 must-eat dishes to eat while in Hawai’i. Plus, some of my favorite places to get them.

Tips for Adjusting to a New City


Moving to a new city is hard. It’s hard to figure out your surroundings and to make new friends. Since I’ve moved to Phoenix I feel as if I’ve had to start from scratch. Now that I’m not in school it’s even harder. Yet, I’ve managed to settle in nicely here. Today, I’m sharing my tips for adjusting to a new city.

My Decision to Save for a Year of Travel


I’m doing it. I’ve made the decision, I’m announcing it to the world and there’s no turning back now! Even though it’s probably going to take a couple of years for me to save that kind of money, I’m doing it.

Talkative Thursdays Scope Chat!

If you don’t have me on Periscope, you should (I’m MoExplores)! Next week, marks the start of my weekly Talkative Thursdays Scope Chats!

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Guide


Tonto Natural Bridge is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world.
It’s located north of Payson, Arizona about an hour and 45 minutes’ drive from Phoenix.

7 Things You Should Know About Hawaii


I’m blessed enough to be able to call Hawai’i home. It’s such a magical place. As much as I love to travel my heart feels incomplete if I go long periods of time without going home.

I noticed that there are a number of things that people don’t understand about the islands. If you’re taking a trip to Hawai’i sometime soon, make sure you know these seven things.

13 to-do’s for a Beginner Blogger


I’ve recently been getting a sudden influx of people asking me for advice on improving their blog. It’s extremely flattering and it motivates me to continue improving Mo Explores! Running a magazine-style blog has always come naturally to me. I credit this to my background in journalism, reaching back to my middle school and high school days.

So you want to know…

You started a blog…now what?
Here are 13 blogging “to-do’s” that you must have done before hitting the blogger big-leagues.

How to Make the Most of Your Weekend


When you’re at home base and you can’t up and leave for a new adventure, weekends feel heaven sent. Yet, if you’re not careful, those 48 hours can go by in a flash and you’ll be left feeling disappointed.

Weekends are a sacred time and should be treated so. If you’re not making the most of your weekends, try these tips.