Outdoors

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Burning Man – Overview

    By / February 25, 2016 / Events

    I am officially headed to Burning Man 2016! After a week of elation that I actually get to go back home to the playa, I decided it was time to start writing down tips for others who will be joining me in Black Rock City. This post will just be a quick overview for those who are not familiar with… [read more]

  • Austin City Limits Music Festival

    By / October 16, 2015 / Events

    Austin City Limits Music Festival is a giant outdoor concert in Austin, Texas. Better known as ACL, the event has world famous bands and musicians performing on several stages over multiple days in early October.   Tickets In 2015, ACL had 8 stages of music over two weekends. Visitors can purchase single day passes for… [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]

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