The 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 –…

Complete 2019 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…

12 Awesome Gift Ideas for Avid Kayakers

There is nothing better then being on the water, especially in the Pacific Northwest! There are endless lakes and rivers, astonishing scenery, and you can paddle all year round if you have the right equipment. Every month of the year offers a new experience.

If you know someone who loves to kayak, undoubtedly they can always use new gear. And you don’t have to break the bank to buy them a useful gift that they’ll love – there are plenty of great gifts you can get them for under $30.

Here is my list of 12 awesome gifts for the avid kayaker in your life!

Best Trekking Backpacks of 2019 for Hiking and Camping

When planning for a long, multi-day trek, the most important thing to do is to pick the right backpack. Well, 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…

25 Perfect Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Ladies

As a woman who loves the great outdoors, there are a handful of gifts that I would absolutely love to receive this holiday season!  So I’ve compiled a list of 25 of my favorite clever, silly, and actually useful products that will make great gifts for any outdoorsy ladies in your life who will always…

6 Stunning Short Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. And for good reason. It has numerous scenic driving tours, plenty of amazing lookouts along the roads, and well-maintained hiking trails that range from easy to strenuous. The month of October is especially spectacular in the park as…

8 Epic Outdoor Adventures in Northern Arizona

In 2016 we had the opportunity to travel across the US, from Oregon to Florida and back again, in our 1994 Ford Bronco. We camped, hiked, explored, and found that our favorite area for outdoor adventures was in Northern Arizona, right along the Utah border. The bright orange sandstone formations dotting the rugged landscape of…

11 Amazing Hot Springs in the USA

Imagine relaxing in a bubbling hot natural pool, surrounded by lush vegetation, without a single other soul around for miles. The USA is full of these off-the-beaten-path hot springs that are reasonably easy to access and available for anyone to enjoy! We have our personal favorites but we also enlisted the help of a few…