Behind every hiker, is his best friend – a best friend that needs to be able to keep up with whatever that hiker needs as well as the demands of an active life spent mostly in rising and falling terrains of mountain trails or evergreen forests.
I’ve had my best friend for years now, and no, I’m not talking about my husband (although he is my best friend too). I’m talking about my other best friend - my backpack! To this day, I feel like it’s the best hiking backpacks out there.
Now,I’m going to help you find the best hiking backpacks for you to take on your camping or hiking trips. Since there are so many different kinds out there, let’s break it down so you can truly pick a buddy that can keep up with you!Read More
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure.There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Every day, our lives seem to be stuck on routines – walking up, going to work, coming home, cooking, cleaning, and then going to bed.
Can you relate?
The worst part is that the cycle seems to go on day by day, leaving us weathered and yearning for a brand new adventure.
Humans were meant to connect with nature and not remain plastered behind digital screens. We were meant to get some sunshine, breathe fresh air, hear birds chirping, and catch a glimpse of the other creatures that inhabit this earth.
We were meant to chase after the thrill and joys that come from being outside.
With all the beauty and diversity that this world has to offer, it isn’t difficult to find such a place to bond with nature. You don’t even have to look so far to find your adventure. You simply have to search.
Today, I am bringing you somewhere special; one of my favorite places to go – Crystal Cove State Park.
We are going to run through everything you need to know about taking a Crystal Cove hike, including information about the county it is located in, trails in the park, gear to bring, and things to do there and around the area.Read More
Hiking is a wonderful adventure that anyone can take. It is a great way to get outside, breathe in the fresh air of the trail, break a sweat, and bask in a surge of endorphins high up in the mountains.
I remember when I first decided to hike many years ago. I was searching for some beginner trails that I could go on as well as all the things I needed to bring for my first hike.
But there was a question on my mind back then that sprung up out of curiosity. I was wondering to myself, how long should it take to walk a mile?
I was looking for some kind baseline to gauge how long it would take on average to complete certain trails – and so I did my research.Read More
Staying dry and comfortable while hiking can sometimes be a challenge. If it’s not sweat from the heat that you’re battling, it might be sudden and unexpected rain that seems to appear out of nowhere.
One of the most difficult hikes for me is hiking in the rain. This is because I often have a lot of gear to carry since I love to bring my little boys with me out on the trail, so it can become challenging when the rain starts to come down.
It is really important for me that my sons stay as dry as possible because I don’t want them to get sick. Our gear also needs to stay dry so we can still use them and be comfortable.
Over the years of hiking, I’ve learnt a few things to help keep my sons, my gear, and myself dry when hiking during the rain. So don’t let the damp weather get you down, I’m here to help you make the most out of the experience!
Even though it may not seem like it at first, hiking through the rain can still be fun once you learn how to keep as dry as possible. Here are my top five tips for staying dry during rainy hikes.Read More
I love my sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know
Just like the writer himself, I love my sleep – with no exceptions. I love my sleep even more after a camping or backpacking day.
There’s nothing better and more satisfying than to dive into my sleeping bag after a long and tiring hike and have some quiet, restful sleep under the stars – that is if my sons don’t insist on staying up and playing with them!
But lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of debate about that beloved backpacker’s best friend. And that is the debate of the quilt vs sleeping bag. Should you use the traditional type of sleeping bags? Or this thing called a quilt?
It’s been an on going debate, but curious, I decided to take a dip into the topic myself.Read More