It was about February when, after our hot water tank died in the middle of the year’s biggest cold snap, my husband and I decided to head south. But Where? Well, our only criteria was somewhere warm. When Puerto Vallarta came up again and again as the shortest, cheapest flight list, we booked our tickets and off we went! Here’s the thing. We aren’t really lying on the … [Read more...] about 6 Great Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta for the Adventurous Soul
Outdoors Advice & Plans
This page is specially dedicated to beginners that are finding it hard to ready that pack and hit that trail. It should also be helpful even to more experienced nature enthusiasts, as our experienced travelers and adventurers share their wisdom and adventures with us.
For outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the mountains, resource roads made by the forestry and mining industries often provide access to some of our most beloved destinations. In some cases, resource roads are used often and maintained regularly. Other times, they are choked out by alder or willow because of disuse and leave “pinstripes” on the sides of your vehicle. In … [Read more...] about Resource Roads: A Controversial Issue You Need to Acknowledge
I often get asked what my next big adventure is. It’s a hard one to answer. A few years ago, I was working seasonal jobs and saving enough to travel for the rest of the year. My work provided housing, so it was actually cheaper to travel than to pay rent an collect unemployment. My list was a mile long. It still is, but with less time off now, I have to pick and choose. I … [Read more...] about My Travel Bucket List for the Next 5 Years
Most of us think of summer as the best season for hiking, and why shouldn't we? The weather is warm, the students (and teachers like me) are out of school, and the forest is buzzing with life. By the time fall rolls around, folks are starting to hunker down to wait out the winter. Some bear the dropping temperatures to get the last hikes in. Despite its shoulder season status, … [Read more...] about Why Fall is the Best Season for Hiking