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…

Street Art of Ljubljana

Street Art of Ljubljana

I love wandering the streets of a new city looking for street art. You can tell a lot about a city’s local population by the kind of art they put up on their buildings. For instance cities with a lot of street art tend to have and accept creative populations. Art about social issues or politics shows that people are…

Rafting the Tara River, Montenegro

Rafting the Tara River, Montenegro

Montenegro is one of the most beautiful and probably underrated destinations in Europe. Nestled in the western center of the Balkin Peninsula it is a gorgeous combination of coast and mountains with a lush national park that rivals any here in the US. If you are looking for outdoor adventure in Europe, Montenegro is the place to go. From water…

a guide to Joshua Tree campgrounds

A Guide to Joshua Tree Campgrounds

Joshua Tree National Park is one of my favorite places, I find something about the desert landscape out there just magical. I’ve gotten to camp there a few times now and have enjoyed the desert sunsets, unique rock formations, and Dr. Seuss-esque plant life. My biggest concern when I planned my first trip there was which campground to choose to…

What's in my carry on

What’s in my carry on

Summer is coming! And here’s to guessing you’ll probably be getting on an airplane sometime in the next few months. I’ve been taking lots of short little trips around, so I’ve got my carry on/personal item packing down to a science. So when I say “carry on” I’m talking about the bag you have with you on the plane that…