Though I spent only a little time in New Orleans in my life, Mardi Gras has always been big for us.
It’s been a nice quiet holiday season, but things are starting to ramp up again. As we get busier, though, we don’t want to lose our focus on getting outside, because it is still one of the most important aspects of our lives.
We love to teach different cooking techniques for all different types of outdoor adventure. One of our most adventurous occasions happened in December when we got to work with Subaru and some tough mountain bikers deep in the heart of Death Valley National Park.
Happy Thanksgiving week! We are enjoying watching the focus of this holiday weekend shift from retail therapy to wilderness therapy with the establishment of REI’s #OptOutside campaign taking deeper hold each year.
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.
The big success of our family’s summer was getting out on spontaneous camping trips. Before kids, this was easy, but with babies it felt nearly impossible.
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 […]