2019 Burning Man Packing List

Burning Man is an incredibly intense experience. You’ll be venturing into the Black Rock Desert where there are frequent dust storms. Your body and everything you own will be covered in the alkaline playa dust, all of the time. You will get bloody noses daily, your feet will get dry and crack, you’ll be kept…

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon in the Fall/Winter

Portland, Oregon is a quirky city that has gained notoriety over the past few years for being a little “weird”. The pedestrian-friendly downtown area has bigger lanes for bicycles than cars and you’re more likely to eat out of a truck than a restaurant. Portland has the most breweries and independent microbreweries of any city in…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Hawaii

So you’ve booked your ticket to Hawaii? I hope you’re excited because it’s going to be an amazing tropical beach vacation and you’ll never want to come home! Take it from someone who vacationed there once, got home, cried, and bought a one-way ticket back. It’s been a few years since I lived there and…

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…

A Girl’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…

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…

28 Photos of White Pocket, Arizona That Will Blow Your Mind!

White Pocket is a small area inside Vermilion Cliffs National Monument area of Northern Arizona that will make you feel as if you’ve landed on another planet. You’ll wander around marveling at the strange, unique formations that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And you’ll likely have the entire area all to yourself to…

The 10 Best Unique Hotels in Portland, Oregon

Referred to lovingly as both the “City of Roses” and the “Bridge City”, Portland has a lot of both. Sandwiched between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, visitors will love the waterfront views of historic bridges while wandering along the well-maintained riverwalk. And when you’ve had your fill of city life, head to Washington Park, right…

The Wave, Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions

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.