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.
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 […]
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.
Last August I committed to starting a plant-based diet. I was vegetarian for years, but struggled with making the leap to going vegan, mostly because I didn’t want to give up my beloved cheese.
I’m always looking for more options for savory snacks to take when I go out and play.
“Go paddleboarding” has been on my list of goals for 3 years now. Every time I’d plan to go, something would happen that would stop me. Once I was very sick, another time they were shooting a commercial and closed our lake, and then there was a huge 3 day storm while we were in […]
It’s the beginning of Fall and the perfect time to go backpacking. This year I had the chance to take a couple backpacking trips and it got me really excited about going into the backcountry again.
We’ve been loving the idea of ready-to-eat “packet meals” on our day hikes or first day of backpacking trips. These are quick and easy to prepare at home, and take away all the prep time needed for your trail lunch. If you’re trying to make the most of a quick weekend before the snows come, […]
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.
I recently purchased a dehydrator, and have been getting more daring in my recipes. Most people I’ve spoken to mainly use their dehydrators for camping recipes like jerky and dried fruits and vegetables.