Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail

Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail

The Lost Coast is a wild and undeveloped stretch of Northern California coastline spanning Humboldt and Mendocino counties. The Lost Coast Trail goes along 25 miles of that beautiful coast from Mattole Beach to Black Sand Beach.  If you are looking to get away from it all and see some beautiful parts of California that aren’t accessible to the otherwise,…

How to go camping without a reservation

How To Go Camping Without A Reservation

When you think of camping you might typically think of national parks with their well kept campgrounds and beautiful iconic scenery. There’s no denying that camping in national parks is a great experience. One that’s been increasing in popularity over the last 10 years with a 1.5 billion increase in the last five years in fact. This increase is due…

A Hipster's Guide to Kotor

A Hipster’s Guide to Kotor

Kotor Montenegro is the city you never knew you wanted to go to. Nestled into a fjord-like bay surrounded by mountains, there is a ton to do from hiking to kayaking to eating some amazing Montenegrin food. Stay Staying in or near Old Town Kotor puts you close to everything, plus you get all the old town medieval-y vibes. We…

Packing for Summer in Portland

Packing for Summer in Portland

Let me just say, summer in Portland is pretty great. The weather is wonderful and there is a ton of fun stuff to do. I had a blast running around and exploring the city in June. During the day it was perfectly nice and warm in the 70’s, and in the evenings it cooled off to the mid 50’s. So…

A Girls Trip to Joshua Tree

Did you know taking a girls trip is actually good for your health? Taking a little getaways with your besties will not only improve and strengthen your friendships it can also improve your mood, extend life expectancy, and lower your chance of heart disease! So you think it’s time to plan a girls trip now? Getting out into nature is…

5 Outdoor Adventures to have in Montenegro

5 Outdoor Adventures to have in Montenegro

If you are looking for some good outdoor fun in Europe you have to go to Montenegro. The country may be small but it’s got huge outdoor spaces including Durmitor National Park which is filled with epic mountain peaks and the Tara River Canyon, the deepest river gorge in Europe. From the water to the mountains there are plenty of…

Packing for summer in Tahoe

Packing for Summer in Tahoe

Tahoe might be known for its ski resorts and epic winter snow, but summer on the lake is just as good. With everything from hiking and mountain biking to boating and floating on the lake it’s the perfect summer outdoor destination. The weather in Tahoe is can’t be beat – warm but not sweltering during the day, and cool but…

A Summer Vacation Reading List

A Summer Vacation Reading List

It’s summer time, so it’s the perfect time to pick up a new book and do a little reading. Remember when you were a kid and you would get a summer reading list? I always liked the ones where you could choose from a few different books. Being told you must read this, this, and that by the end of…

The best places to take photos in Joshua Tree

The Best Places To Take Photos In Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park might be one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been. The awesome rock formations, unique look of the Joshua Trees, and the super dark night sky makes it a great place to photograph both during the day and night. These are some of my favorite places to take photos in Joshua Tree Arch Rock Just…

a weekend in portland

A Weekend in Portland

Portland Oregon is one of the coolest cities on the west coast, and with fairly cheap flights there it’s a great destination for a little weekend getaway. It’s known for its great food, hipster culture, and beautiful roses. And while you probably won’t be able to eat all the delicious and amazing food this great city has to offer in…