Parks

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Bryce Canyon NP

    By / August 18, 2015 / National Parks, Outdoors

    I had seen pictures of Bryce Canyon, but seeing it in person was really different than my expecations and it was a very special experience. Pictures of Bryce Canyon reminded me of large canyons, like the Grand Canyon or Canyonlands NP, but Bryce is much smaller and more intimate. The smaller size of Bryce Canyon really… [read more]

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