How to Find Free Campsites in the US and Canada

Finding free campsites in the United States and Canada is part-art and part-science, and will lead you to have an unbelievable and uniquely special adventure. There are a few reasons why finding free campsites are 100% the way to go.

Complete 2020 Havasu Falls Packing List

So, you’ve secured your camping permit for Havasu Falls, hooray! But you’re probably thinking “now what?” It’s time to start thinking about what to pack for your upcoming camping adventure in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the United States! Your adventure will begin with a 10-mile trek through the canyon to reach…

A Female’s Guide to Hiking and Camping at Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is one of several amazing waterfalls located on the Havasupai Reservation in Northern Arizona. And it is arguably one of the most beautiful and remote places in the entire United States. The reservation is located deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon, 10 miles from the nearest road. It is accessible either…

9 Essential Tips for Surviving Van Life

Our van life began back in November of 2013 when my now-husband, Nick, and I were on a 15-month journey abroad (oh how I could have used some of these van life tips then!). We were surfing in Indonesia and realized that we were probably the closest to New Zealand that we would ever be…

The Best Water Shoes for Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is arguably one of the most spectacular and picturesque waterfalls in the United States. Located in Northern Arizona, it is a 10-mile trek through a deep canyon from the parking lot to the falls. The water is a beautiful turquoise blue and it plunges down a 100-foot limestone cliff to the refreshing swimming…

Best Trekking Backpacks of 2020 for Hiking and Camping

When planning for a long, multi-day trek, the most important thing to do is to pick the right backpack. Okay, maybe packing food and water is the most important but your backpack has the ability to make your experience amazing or torturous. Putting everything you’ll need to eat, sleep, and live for several days in…

The 8 Best Hiking Shoes and Boots for Havasu Falls

If you are planning a trip to Havasu Falls this year you are probably beginning to think about what you’ll need to pack for your upcoming adventure. We created a comprehensive packing list to help you plan, but wanted to spend more time on the two most important items that you’ll need to bring –…

Ultimate 2020 Guide for The Wave, Arizona: Permits, Lottery & Hiking

If The Wave is on your bucket list, as it should be, getting a permit will take some patience, persistence, and a bit of luck. Check out our list of FAQs to help you with any and every question ranging from how to get one of those elusive permits, what to bring, what to expect, and how to get there.