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 (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.  With the current travel climate, domestic and outdoor travel is only going to get more popular in the coming years.  Whether you’ve been camping for a long time or it’s […]

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 […]

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.  […]

50 Best Things to Do in Lake Tahoe (For Every Season)

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From summer to winter, these are the best things to do in Lake Tahoe, no matter what season you decide to visit. Even though I grew up in California, only a few hours southwest of Tahoe, I didn’t visit Lake Tahoe for the first time until I was 27. I heard fond anecdotes about Lake […]

Best 4 Person Tent for Camping and Backpacking in 2020

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My picks for the best 4 person tent on the market, whether you’re going on a multi-day backpacking adventure or car camping with friends or the whole family.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the years of spending a lot of time in nature, it’s worth it to be prepared and to have the […]

Where to See the Redwoods Near San Francisco (Within a 2-Hour Drive)

where to see the redwood near San Francisco

The best places to see the redwoods near San Francisco, from a local who grew up hiking through them.  Walking through a hushed coastal redwood forest in California is perhaps one of the most magical experiences you can have. It’s damp, quiet, and peaceful, and you’re surrounded by some of the tallest and oldest trees […]

14 Best Hikes in San Francisco, California (From a Local)

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The best hikes in San Francisco! These are the best hiking spots around the city for good views and getting the good kind of lost in nature. No driving necessary.   Although there are various hiking opportunities and parks around the Bay Area and beyond, a lot of people don’t realize how many hiking opportunities there […]

The Best Time to Visit Zion National Park (And What to do Based on the Season)

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The best time to visit Zion National Park depends on the type of outdoor experience you want. Luckily, there’s something for everyone based on your budget and type of adventure you’re looking for. There’s a perfect season for everyone to visit Zion National Park, depending on if you enjoy winter activities or warmer summer adventures. […]