Backpacking 101: Food

Backpacking 101: Food

Welcome to week 3 of Backpacking 101, let’s talk about food!  Some things to take into account when you are meal planning and packing up your food are perishability, weight, nutrients, and calories. You want your food to support your hiking so you need to get enough calories and nutrients without carrying too much weight, you also don’t want any…

Backpacking 101: Clothes

Backpacking 101: Clothes

What kind of clothes you bring backpacking will depend on the seasons and geography of your trip. But there are definitely some stapes that you always want to have, and I’ll also go over some of the variable clothing you’ll want for different locations and climates.  The most important thing about your clothes is that they are comfortable, you don’t…

Backpacking 101: Gear

Backpacking 101: Gear

So you want to go backpacking? Now’s the time right? Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be publishing the Backpacking 101 series that will include all the nitty-gritty stuff you need to know for your first backpacking trip.  I remember my first backpacking trip, I was incredibly unprepared and had no idea what I really needed. I read all…

Packing for a Road Trip

Packing for a Road Trip

I don’t know about you but the last few months spent in sweatpants have reminded me how awesome loungewear is, why would anyone ever wear jeans? Oh, to look put together? Professional? Ugh, I guess. But it’s road trip season and no one wants to sit in a hot car in a pair of jeans so I’ve got the comfiest…

California Camping Options

California Camping Options

Summer is camping season and this year it’s going to feel especially good to get outside and enjoy some nature. California has tons of camping options from National Parks, to BLM, to private campgrounds to choose from. This list will give you an idea of where to start and some great options for awesome camping trips this summer. You’ll notice…

How to Travel Responsibly (now and always)

How to Travel Responsibly

As cities, counties, and states begin to reopen you are probably thinking about getting a little summer vacation in, I know I am. Responsible travel was a hot topic before the pandemic but I think it’s even more important to talk about now. In the past responsible travel has encompassed ideas of environmental impact, as well as social and cultural…

10 Places to go Post-Pandemic

10 Places to go Post-Pandemic

All of our international trips have been canceled for the year and there’s a good chance it could take up to a year for international travel to be possible again depending on the types of travel bans in place and where you are going to and coming from.  But in the meantime, I have been daydreaming about future trips anyways….

Photos of Beautiful Places Tahoe Editions

Photos of Beautiful Places: Tahoe Editon

Lake Tahoe sits on the board of California and Nevada, nestled into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is the largest alpine lake in North America and is known for it’s bright blue and turquoise water. The beautiful scenery around the lake makes it a popular destination for people from all over the United States and the world. And the abundant…