Category: Destinations

What the Fyre Festival Attendees should do with the rest of their time in the Exumas: A Last Minute Travel Guide

Admittedly, I’ve never been to the Great Exuma island. But I think that’s okay. Because, after the Fyre Festival Disaster of ’17, Exuma appears to just be less of a tourist trap, and more of just an actual trap. I have LOTS of questions. Great Exuma is a… Continue Reading “What the Fyre Festival Attendees should do with the rest of their time in the Exumas: A Last Minute Travel Guide”

Ten Adventure Books you Need to Add to your Library Right Now

The proper adventure book has the power to transport you up mountains, through canyons, down trails and across the world. It will leave you raw, inspired and possessed to purchase the next plane ticket outta here. The following is a compilation of 10 of my favorite adventure books that did… Continue Reading “Ten Adventure Books you Need to Add to your Library Right Now”

The bucket list Yosemite Hike nobody talks about 

It wasn’t the first time overcrowding had thwarted our Yosemite weekend so we prepared ourselves for a change of plans. “Do you recommend any other hikes for an overnighter?” I asked.

I took my parents camping and they taught me everything I was doing wrong

We scheduled a weekend getaway to Silverton and I was so ready to teach my parents all the things I had learned since Texas.

So when my 50-something, happily retired parents bought a 17′ towable travel trailer Casita before the trip, my first thought was, ‘wait, why?’

Are dirtbags welcome in the Napa Valley? They are at this winery!

When conjuring up ideas for your next weekend warrior escapade, chances are that the Napa Valley isn’t one of the first places on your list. But with breathtaking hill country scenery, California sunshine, and a scattering of campgrounds, there seems to be opportunity for your average dirtbag in wine country.

What’s in the Pack? My 12 Backcountry Necessities

Your first year as a backpacker can be painfully expensive, overwhelming and confusing. Baffle or no baffle? Do you need dual-density hiking shoes? A vestibule for the tent? Is your jacket DWR? Why do I need to cook my backpack frame?

Nature Libations – 5 tips and tricks for packing the best backcountry booze

There are few things greater in life than a backcountry success story. Whether you just finished a harrowing day of whitewater, finally sent that longstanding 5.10 in the canyon, or summited your most recent bucket list peak, you probably deserve a drink. Granted, the  deeper you are… Continue Reading “Nature Libations – 5 tips and tricks for packing the best backcountry booze”

Big Bend Ranch State Park – The Final Frontier for Risk Takers

“Do not get yourself in a mess. You are in the middle of nowhere. If you find yourself in need of urgent medical attention, you will probably die. Don’t break your leg, your arm, don’t twist your ankle. We won’t be able to help.”

Stop Politicizing my Planet! A Conservative Woman’s Environmental Concerns

Tuesday evening, I sat in the living room with my parents, glued to Fox News as our nation’s votes were tallied. For hours, we watched the back and forth tug-of-war between key swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania. Trump…Clinton…Trump…Clinton. At 8:30 PM, like the lightweight… Continue Reading “Stop Politicizing my Planet! A Conservative Woman’s Environmental Concerns”

The State of our Nation – The One Thing Every National Park Goer Needs to Know

Within our national parks is preserved the entirety of not only our young nation’s history, but the history of this land. From national seashores and scenic trails to memorials and military parks and even the White House, the territory under the National Park Service’s authority is incredibly unique and varied.