Travel Tips

  • Texas State Parks App

    By / March 9, 2016 / State Parks, Travel Tips

    A Texas State Parks App just launched called “Texas State Parks Official Guide.” I really like how it is laid out and how efficiently the information is presented. This will be a great tool for anyone wanting to explore Texas Parks. It is free (of course) and doesn’t require a bunch of permissions or anything like… [read more]

  • Things to Avoid at Burning Man

    By / February 27, 2016 / Events, Gear, Travel Tips

    Having already covered 6 needs for Burning Man, I thought it was appropriate to cover a few things you might want to Avoid at Burning Man. This is not a comprehensive list of banned items, because there are far too many of those for me. To see what is not allowed, check out the official… [read more]

  • 6 Items Every Burner Needs For Burning Man

    By / February 26, 2016 / Events, Travel Tips

    There are certain needs for Burning Man that everyone should consider, because it is a festival unlike any other. Self Reliance is a core principle, and you really need to prepare before going out into the Black Rock Desert for a week. Here are a few tips for the basic necessities you really need to bring… [read more]

  • Don’t feed the animals

    By / August 4, 2015 / Outdoors, Travel Tips

    When visiting parks, make sure you don’t feed the animals. I know that chipmunks and squirrels are adorable. I know that everyone wants a picture with an animal that they can show their friends. I want one too. With that said, you still shouldn’t feed the animals.   There is a saying at many parks that… [read more]

  • Canyonlands National Park

    By / July 30, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors, Travel Tips

    Canyonlands National Park is a park with incredible views looking down into large canyons, and entry is only $10 per vehicle (or free entry with an annual pass). Canyonlands itself is made up of 3 sections that are divided by the Green River and the Colorado River. Island in the Sky is the North section, and… [read more]

  • Tips for a Road Trip, Before Leaving

    By / June 19, 2015 / Travel Tips

    I have just left for a multi-week journey around the Western United States and wanted to share some tips for a road trip with everyone else. This will not be a list of gear, but rather a checklist of things to do before you head out. If I missed anything, please let me know in the… [read more]

  • Festival Basics for Beginners

    By / May 31, 2015 / Outdoors, Travel Tips

    Festivals that involve camping (like Burningman, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Wakarusa, Sasquatch!, or Electric Forest) are some of the best parties in the world. When you participate for multiple days, you become part of a community. Festivals where people come for just the day or where everyone goes home at night to shower can be very nice, but… [read more]

  • Festival Gear Tips for Beginners

    By / May 30, 2015 / Outdoors, Travel Tips

    Festivals can be a lot of fun. Festivals that involve camping over night can be even more fun, because the community that supports them are often more responsible, more creative, and you get to spend more time having fun and less money on food, drinks, travel, and lodging. I wanted to share a few tips for beginners… [read more]

  • 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise, to Help Relax and Sleep

    By / May 26, 2015 / Travel Tips

    After reading about a trick to help fall asleep, I wanted to share it. Developed by Dr Andrew Weil, the 4-7-8 breathing technique can help with more than just sleep, as it has been called a tranquilizer for the nervous system.   The technique for the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise is as follows: 1. Place your tongue on… [read more]

  • National Park Annual Pass is a Great Idea!

    By / May 23, 2015 / Travel Tips

    A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is a great way to save money when you plan on visiting many National Parks. The annual pass is $80 and it covers up to 3 additional people (in addition to you) in one vehicle.   If you plan on visiting many parks, or even the same park… [read more]

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