Below are just a few pics from our recent coastal road trip. We went to Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma. Stay tuned for more blogs on each location!
I am a novice road trip planner. I had only planned a road trip once before: last year when we drove from San Diego to Corpus Christie over a 5 day period and that was hard enough! I must have been crazy when I decided to plan an 8-day adventure up the coast California, stopping at 5 campgrounds, one casino and driving a total of 1,500 miles. I quickly admitted I was way in over my head. Planning a road trip is hard and takes… planning! So here are my lessons learned while planning my trip. Continue reading
You’ve had the best trip of your life! You saw unbelievable sights, cooked amazing meals, and made unforgettable memories. You’ve packed up your gear, drove the long trek home, and as exhausted as you are from your trip, you have one more task: to unpack your gear. But it doesn’t have to painful. It can actually be quick and organized! Here are 10 tips for unpacking your gear:
Earlier this year we took a trip up to Lake Tahoe. We made a road trip out of it and travelled from San Diego all the way Tahoe, staying at Mammoth Mountain RV Park the first night and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino the last two nights. With camping, snowboarding, and gambling, what better trip could you ask for? 🙂 Continue reading
This past weekend, we headed up to Paso Picacho campground. Paso Picacho is one of two campgrounds that Cuyamaca Racho State Park offer. Boasting over 80 campsites, Paso Picacho has impressive amenities with a fire pit and picnic table at each site. Open year round, this is one of our top 3 campgrounds to spend the weekend!
This weekend I did the ultimate no-no. Can you guess? That’s right, I hiked without breaking in my shoes. I thought “Sure I can backpack 5 miles out with new shoes! I’ve gotten blisters before but this is different!” Um.. no! Its that moment you haven’t reached your destination and your heals become raw. All you can think about is that you have to hike BACK as well. Here are a few tips that I need to consider: Continue reading
We are heading up tonight to the mountains and I had to pick up a few things. What are they you ask?
– Apples: Great for hiking! Replenishes your thirst and hunger.
– Salt & Pepper: With all the dehydrated meals we get, we need to spice ’em up some way!
– Rice: Instant rice doesn’t use up too much fuel for the stove and an easy meal!
– Mio Energy: Water is great but to mix things up, try using powders or juice!
– Pancakes: All you do is add water… amazing and delicious!
– Jack Daniels: Why not?
– Girly Camping hat: Why not?
I’ll let you know how the trip turns out!
Happy Camping 🙂
As summer is coming to an end, its time to put our bathing suits away and bust out the warmer sleeping bags to prepare for camping in the Fall. With cooler weather, shorter daylight, and more sight seeing, here are 9 ways to transition from Summer to Fall:
Experience warmer climates- Camping in the desert may be too extreme the summer but with the temperature dropping, Spring and Fall are the ultimate seasons to go camping in warmer climates.
Sip hot cocoa-Cooler weather means colder nights and what better way to warm up than with hot cocoa around the campfire!