Hiking

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Glow in the Dark Water Bottle

    By / March 10, 2016 / Gear

    Some gear is a necessity for everyone who likes to spend time outdoors, and one example is a Refillable Water Bottle. Refilling your own water bottle saves money (spring water for $1?), is convenient (parks often have water fountains for refills), and is good for the environment (reusing is better than recycling).   So now that we have… [read more]

  • 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.   http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/app/ It is free (of course) and doesn’t require a bunch of permissions or anything like… [read more]

  • KAISR Original Inflatable Lounge

    By / March 8, 2016 / Gear

    A bunch of us saw the promo video for the Lamzac inflatable lounge bag (basically an inflatable love seat) and fell in love. Unfortunately, it is sold out, has been for months, and there is no estimate for when it will be back or for what price. So what is it that is so great?   The Lamzac is an… [read more]

  • Half Dome – Yosemite NP

    By / September 25, 2015 / Hikes, National Parks

    When visiting Yosemite National Park, I went to a park ranger and asked them “what is the best hike in Yosemite Valley?” Their answer: “the Half Dome.” So of course I had to try, and what I discovered was the highlight of my journey around U.S. National Parks.   The Half Dome is a granite dome that… [read more]

  • Great Basin NP

    By / September 24, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    The beauty of Great Basin National Park is the very diverse mix of experiences experiences available. The park is located in Eastern Nevada, far from any major cities, which offers incredible views of the night sky for anyone interested in astrology. The park itself has 5,000 year old bristlecone pines, Lehman Cave tours, or incredible views of… [read more]

  • Grand Canyon NP

    By / August 19, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    The Grand Canyon is massive, in every way I can think of. The canyon is dramatically deep, it cuts into the Colorado Plateau for hundreds of miles, and the Grand Canyon National Park has several areas that are different from each other. I recently visited the North Rim area of Grand Canyon National Park, and… [read more]

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