Imagine for a moment if you will, a boy sitting in the dark trying to start a fire. He is trying with all his might, but he can’t seem to get a fire started. One day he discovers how to make a spark, but still, no fire. He tries all kinds of tricks to turn his spark into fire, he throws the spark, he yells at the spark, blows on the spark, and yet nothing works; mockingly, the spark just glows back at him. Every time he starts to make progress and sees smoke or a flicker of light, the rain comes or a strong wind blows the spark cold again. But he keeps on trying.View full article →
Light poured through the windows as we drove down the bumpy backroad in Montana. Natalie, the VW Volkswagon bus that my boyfriend, Eduardo owns, is the classic adventure-mobile. She comes with a couch-convertible, fold-out bed in the back, plenty of room to chop vegetables on the cooler, and enough space to hide from potentially rainy afternoons.View full article →
Many people ask me, “kayak or paddleboard”. To me, kayaking is an easy “kayak yes!” choice. I have tried paddleboarding numerous times, and while I do enjoy it, I do prefer the comfort of being able to sit and bring (more of) my adventure toys along for the ride. Kayaking has been around a lot longer than the sport of paddleboarding, and I love that you can really get the the Oru kayak into any lake you want! The fact that the Oru kayak folds and fits into a (large) backpack makes this watercrafts list of places it can go much longer.View full article →
The ﬁrst morning we rolled into The Valley we unloaded the kayaks and hit the trail for Mirror Lake (pets are allowed!). It was high trafﬁc - and people lost their minds when they saw that we were packing a feline friend. People have a hard time getting over a cat on a leash.View full article →
It was 6 a.m. when Brandon made the announcement.
“There’s fog everywhere. You can’t see a damn thing,” he said, defeated. “We’re not going to be able to hike today.”View full article →