My reign as Miss Nevada

When The Reign Ends

When The Reign Ends

As all good and uncertain things do, my reign as Miss Nevada United States finally came to an end. Turns out they only give it to you for a year, regardless of how impressive you were as queen. Also, you cannot be voted in for a second term. I should know. I tried lobbying. I’ve READ MORE

Pageant Girl Problems
My reign as Miss Nevada

Pageant Girl Problems

In my last week as the reigning Miss Nevada United States, I busted my butt to do as MANY appearances as I could. My logic went as follows: If my sash wasn’t RATTY and DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY with makeup, self tanner, sweat, and unrecognizable stains by the time I passed on the crown, I hadn’t done

When Broken Dreams Are A Good Thing
Best Jobs in the World

When Broken Dreams Are A Good Thing

It occurred to me today that it’s been a year since I started my shortlister social media campaign for Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World Contest. A year ago today I was named one of the top 25 out of 600,000 people for the Park Ranger position and now had to earn my spot

When Dustin Lynch Calls…
Everyday Adventures Popular Posts

When Dustin Lynch Calls…

I sat with my coffee cup suction cupped to my lips, barely registering the time on my phone at 8 AM. In case you didn’t know, there’s one of those in the morning, too. I’d been up for an hour prepping for phone interviews for a USA Today piece. I still wasn’t quite awake but

My America’s Got Talent Audition
Everyday Adventures

My America’s Got Talent Audition

I pulled up to the gymnasium, wired on coffee and nerves. I looked at the clock: 9:30 AM. I’d officially been up for more than 24 hours. I sighed and rested my forehead against the steering wheel. In just thirty minutes, this would all be over. In thirty minutes, I would continue on with my

About Me

About Me

Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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