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.
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 […]
Otherwise known as “The Kombooch Hooch,” this cocktail is delicious. Really.
One of our favorite portions of our trip to Canada was backpacking to Yoho Lake in Yoho National Park. We were surprised to find out we’d shown up on Canada’s busiest holiday weekend to what appeared to be the only place that everyone in Canada vacations during that time. Luckily, our “no plan plan” paid […]
Ever since I moved away from my best friend in Florida to go west, we’ve talked about meeting up in a cool place halfway between us for an adventure.
Our friend Adan (otherwise known as “Tallkan,” if you want to follow his adventures on Instagram) is on his yearly traditional trip to June Lake right now. We’re jealous.
We’re going to Banff in a few weeks, and I’m starting to get really excited about the possibility of seeing grizzlies, moose, caribou, wolves, and the insane wilderness of the Canadian Rockies! My excitement is reminding me that I’m in charge of the food for 4 people, and I better get prepping.
A couple of weeks ago we camped at Leo Carillo State Beach with my sister-in-law and her family. They have three kids who are 7, 9 and 11. We’ve been camping with our kids plenty of times before, but this trip was the best one yet.
One truth about outdoor cooking is that there will be fails. Another truth is that even when you fail, you’ll usually find a way to fix it.
Here’s the last post of our series “How to Set Up Camp.” Once you’ve set up your sleeping area and camp kitchen, its time to relax and make the hangout space a fun, cozy place to be. Have a great time!