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Tag: camping

Planning Guide and Things to do in Denali National Park

Denali National Park in Alaska is a place many people dream of visiting and it is an incredible place! It’s a different experience from many other National Parks, but after reading this article you’ll know everything you need to plan your own trip to Denali as well as all...

Master Camping Checklist for your Next Adventure

Camping is a fun and adventurous getaway but sometimes it can feel like so much WORK. This post is about how to have a camping checklist and keep your gear organized so that it’s much simpler to get out the door. I’ve spent at least several hundred nights camping...

Why you should visit Kootenay National Park in Canada

Most travelers have heard of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta and the crowds there reflect their popularity! Often people have not heard of their close neighbor, Kootenay National Park which is absolutely incredible. Yoho National Park is another nearby winner, but that’s for another post. If you’re...

Deception Pass Weekend Adventure

Deception Pass State Park is the most popular state park in Washington and it’s easy to see why. Close to our major populations center (about two hours from Seattle) and with ocean beaches, lakes and forest, spectacular sunsets, an iconic historic bridge and endless recreation opportunities, it’s easy to...

How to Deal with Mosquitoes Hiking and Camping

It’s peak summer and peak hiking and camping season, which goes hand in hand with lots of mosquitoes, especially around lakes which make great camping locations. In our family we take mosquito protection seriously! We lived in Alaska for seven years and Jay spent several of those years doing...

Lopez Island Bike Camping: Last minute camping!

It’s summer! Summer is awesome around here! One thing that is not so awesome about summer is crowded places and full campgrounds and limited options if you didn’t plan months ahead of time, and sometimes you just want to be spontaneous! Enter Lopez Island bike camping, the perfect solution...

Visit Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska

Glacier Bay is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been. It’s a place of incredible beauty in a remote wilderness. This is also a place that’s been deeply impacted by climate change and by pushing people off their land. Despite these human created hardships, this is also...

Ultimate Guide to Riding the Alaska Ferry

Alaska is closer than you think! Having lived in Alaska for seven years, I’ve spent a lot of time on the ferry and I’m excited to share my knowledge about planning a trip to Southeast Alaska on the Alaska Ferry! The Alaska Marine Highway System (also known as the...

Hot to Make a Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito for the trail

I don’t know about you, but it’s always a struggle to find good breakfasts that are fast, delicious and nutritious. Enter the make ahead sweet potato breakfast burrito! This is not fast to make the FIRST time, but once you have a batch in the fridge, then it’s super...

How to make Smores inside

Smores are one of my favorite foods. We keep smore supplies stocked in our pantry at ALL TIMES. We stretch the camping season for more of the year than most people, and we have a backyard propane firepit so we keep smores as our go to dessert all year!...