Professional photographer, travel guide, and meditation teacher.
As a child Schu dreamed of visiting North Carolina. She really liked the flag. When she was 17 she realized it was actually South Carolina's flag that she liked. Nonetheless she looked into applying at UNC, mostly because of their colors and the basketball team. Thankfully they didn't offer her major or else she'd have a lot more school debt than she currently does.
Cut to 2013, Schu had no ties to her home state of Pennsylvania so she packed her car and drove to North Carolina, a state she never set foot in. She camped out at Umstead State Park, drove around the Triangle for a few days and fell in love with Chapel Hill. After a week of apartment hunting, she found a studio and settled in. She assumed she would move in a few years like she tends to do, but five years have gone by and North Carolina feels more like home than anywhere else she's lived.
If you've never been, Asheville is the hippest little mountain city not only in the state, but the whole east coast and the *only* thing that keeps Schu from moving there is their subpar airport. Though she can't justify living so far from an international airstrip, Schu tries to spend as much time as possible in the Blue Ridge Mountains each summer and autumn.
After a trio of summers of dragging her buddies to the Blue Ridge, Schu had a brilliant idea, why not invite strangers too? The Blue Ridge Mountains are teaming with therapeutic, calming, nature vibes. One afternoon of hiking in the mountains, dipping your toes in icy waterfalls, and eating snacks atop a big boulder will have you tapping into yourself, leaving the hubbub of modern day living out on the highway, far from your carefree, flowing head of hair.