My friend from Florida called me recently and said “I’m being transferred to Southern California- somewhere between San Diego and Fresno. Where should I live?” I laughed and told him to be my neighbor, knowing that he would surely be transferred far away. But then he called back and said his job was 10 minutes […]
At REI, where I work, we wear name tags with our favorite outdoor place listed on them. Mine says “Joshua Tree National Park.” For the past ten years, I have spent the majority of my days off in the park camping, climbing, hiking, and meditating. There is a quiet there that I haven’t experienced in […]
I lost my first two grandparents ever in 2016. One from each side. I recognize that this is pretty great for being 32 years old, but after so long, I got to the point where I just thought it would never happen to me.
Happy 2017! Hopefully you soaked in the excitement of the holidays and feel satisfied by the end of your year. Now we all get to think about how this year will go, what we want to do, and who we want to be.
We taught cooking classes at REI’s brand new Outessa Summit last weekend. This was a festival celebrating women in the outdoors.
Ok, this is an involved recipe. You have to get a starter, and keep it alive for a while. Then you have to plan about 2 days of your life to be available for building your bread dough, and then you have to bake it in your dutch oven. But it is worth it, and […]
*This post was originally written for The Outbound Collective. The hardest part of planning a backpacking trip is planning your meals.
One of the first recipes we posted on our site was this Sweet Potato Corn Chowder.
The golden hour has just passed and the sun’s warm rays are slipping away. The excitement of the day is starting to wear off and the anticipation of food and a cozy sleeping bag become the focal point.
The thing that really convinced me to become plant-based (at least the superficial thing) was discovering how I can use cashews to make things creamy.