Best 6 Person Tent for Camping (2020 Buying Guide)

best 6 person tent for camping

My picks for the best 6 person tent on the market, whether you’re car camping with friends or the whole family.  Whether it’s a long hiking trip with the whole crew or a simple family camping trip, there’s nothing like getting everyone outdoors.  If you’re planning to be outside with such a large group, however, […]

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)

outdoor date ideas in the bay area - hiking to a picnic at the beach

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 […]

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)

Things to do in lake Tahoe

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 […]