8 Best Handheld GPS Devices for Hiking (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking – whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out.  For the longest time, I would just try and use Google Maps when hiking through more rugged terrain. Inevitably, I’d go deep enough into the forest or high enough on a switchback that my Google Maps […]

Best Heated Gloves for Cold Weather (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best heated gloves on the market to keep your hands warm in cold weather, whether you’re snowboarding, working, or hiking.  I’ve always had a hard time keeping my hands and feet warm.  With the slightest coldness in the air, my extremities tend to turn into freezing icebergs.   So when I discovered hand warmers […]

3 Outdoor Date Ideas in the Bay Area (To Enjoy During Quarantine)

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My favorite quarantine-friendly outdoor date ideas in the Bay Area to enjoy year-round!  This post is sponsored by CamelBak, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If there’s one thing I’m thankful for in 2020 it’s the reminder to slow down and get outside more. I’ve always been fond of outdoor adventures, […]

11 Best Large Camping Tents for the Whole Family (2020 Buying Guide)

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My picks for the best large camping tents on the market right now, whether you’re camping with a group of friends or the whole family.  Short on time? Our pick for the best large family camping tent is the Eureka Copper Canyon or the Coleman Instant Camping Tent. With the current travel climate, domestic and […]

64 Best Christmas Gifts for Parents | Ultimate Gift Guide for 2020

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The ultimate guide to the best Christmas gifts for parents – for every budget!   The holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your parents. Over the years, I’ve become somewhat of a gift-giving connoisseur. Call it a superpower or “gift” (pun intended), but I’ve always been […]

12 Best Wheeled Backpacks (Ultimate 2020 Buying Guide)

Best Wheeled Backpacks

My picks for the best wheeled backpacks, whether you’re traveling or looking for a professional bag for work.  I used to be one of those travelers who scoffed at wheeled backpacks.  They just seemed impractical for my style of travel, which was usually off-the-cuff, adventurous backpacking.  And to be fair, that was probably the case […]

50 Best Gifts for Hikers | Ultimate Gift Guide for 2020

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The ultimate guide to the best gifts for hikers. Find the perfect gift for any hiking enthusiast.   We all have those friends or loved ones who always seem to be hiking in beautiful places on the weekends. Perhaps you’re usually right beside them on these adventures because you’re a hiker yourself. If you found this […]

15 Best Maui Hikes: A Detailed Guide to Hiking in Maui

Maui Hikes - Haleakalā Volcano

The best Maui hikes! From sunset ascents to lush rainforests – this is your full guide to hiking in Maui.  Out of the two islands I’ve been to in Hawaii, Maui is my favorite for its wild nature and less developed feel compared to Oahu.  Some of the following Maui hikes might not be as […]

Where to Purchase Tieks Shoes | New and Used Tieks for Sale

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Where to purchase Tieks shoes! From the Tieks Boutiek to online marketplaces and Facebook groups, as well as a look at Tieks sales and where to try on Tieks.  Note: this post contains affiliate links, which help run this site at no extra cost to you so I can keep providing free travel advice and […]

Best Big Basin Hikes & Campgrounds | Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Your complete guide to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. From the best Big Basin hikes to the best campgrounds and everything you should know before you go.  Big Basin Redwoods State Park brings back fond memories from my childhood of hiking through the quiet redwood forest and being immersed in nature from a young age.  […]