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  • Fort Point – Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    By / April 5, 2016 / Activities, National Parks

    Fort Point is a free historical site that was originally built to protect the Golden Gate entry to San Francisco’s bay. They almost tore down the fort in 1933 when they built the Golden Gate Bridge, but instead Chief Engineer Joseph B. Strauss redesigned the bridge to save this massive brick Civil War-era structure, which has since been turned… [read more]

  • Crissy Field – Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    By / April 4, 2016 / National Parks, Outdoors

    Crissy Field is a beach-side park that I recommend to anyone visiting the San Francisco area. Crissy Field is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which encompasses a large area with many experiences, including the Presidio, Muir Woods, Acatraz, Fort Point, or more.     Crissy Field is an outdoor park that has a sandy beach, walking and biking paths, picnic tables,… [read more]

  • Nite Ize – Great Light for Dogs and More

    By / April 3, 2016 / Gear

    Nite Ize is a small light that is durable, glows brightly, and easily clips onto anything you need. The LED light is more like a lantern than a flash light, and for less than $5 can provide safety and utility. If you are looking for an inexpensive light for dogs, then the Nite Ize is definitely… [read more]

  • Best Camping Coffee Filter

    By / April 2, 2016 / Gear

    For coffee drinkers, camping can be brutal. Should you drive somewhere to find coffee in the morning? Do you make instant coffee to avoid bringing extra gear? Do you bring a french press from home? Even if you are car camping and weight is not an issue, it can be a pain to get coffee ready for… [read more]

  • NLand Surf Park – North America’s First Wavegarden

    By / March 30, 2016 / Activities

    I just heard about the new NLand Surf Park being built in Austin, Texas! That’s right, a surf park will open this spring located 150 miles from the ocean.   NLand Surf Park will be North America’s first inland surfing location. Built in conjunction with Wavegarden, a Spanish company, man made waves will be created in a closed lagoon so people can… [read more]

  • Travel Beer Drinking Internship

    By / March 23, 2016 / Events

    Did “Travel Beer Drinking Internship” get your attention? I just heard about an awesome internship today, so but you have to move quick because the application period ends March 26th!   World of Beer is hiring 3 “Drink it interns” to travel around the world to various breweries and taverns, trying beer, and sharing the stories…. [read more]

  • Convertible Pants

    By / March 23, 2016 / Gear

    I used to think Convertible Pants were only for nerdy dads. Then, I experienced waking up early for a hike in the 40’s, only to have it warm into the 70s by the afternoon. I quickly realized how great it can be to switch from pants to shorts, and anyone who travels very much can relate to… [read more]

  • Selfie Twirls from National Park Trip of Summer 2015

    By / March 20, 2016 / Hikes, National Parks, Outdoors, State Parks

    My selfie twirls compilation of last summer’s trip around American and Canadian National Parks is finished! Each of these videos was all taken between the end of June and the beginning of September, 2015. Check it out: The list of clips are as follows: #1)  Eleven Mile State Park, Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado #2)  Little… [read more]

  • Registration for Burning Man is Open

    By / March 17, 2016 / Events

    You already know that I am going to Burning Man this year, so if you want to join me, now is the time to Register!   Register in the next 24 hours (by 12 PST, Friday, 3/18/16) for the Main Sale, which will take place on Wednesday, March 23rd. Go here to register: https://profiles.burningman.org/ You must set up… [read more]

  • Ruffwear Makes The Best Dog Leash

    By / March 14, 2016 / Gear

    I recently came across the Ruffwear “Flat Out” Dog Leash, and have to say, it is the best dog leash I have ever personally come across. I do not own yet, but after getting to borrow one and use it myself, I fell in love with this leash (and have put in an order for one).   Ruffwear makes… [read more]

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