Transience is generally not a hot topic for couples, and we're not really an exception. We try to keep the talk of impermanence to a minimum. That being said, with every passing summer, we find ourselves trying to be a little more transient. A little more dirtbag-gy. We're not sure what that means, but this … Continue reading Transitioning to Transience
Every single trip, there's One Thing we forget. Unnecessary accessories like our camera tripod, stickers, or Mandy's super cute hat for photo ops. Kinda important stuff, not enough to ruin the trip, but you're kicking yourself for forgetting it: parachord, coffee (gasp!), duct tape. Then, there's the big ticket items. The vital shit. It was on … Continue reading That One Thing
Prepare all you want, but unexpected twists make for the best kind of adventure. You can have all your gear laid out, but still forget your hat in the car at the airport (guilty). You can go over the lists a bajillion times, but don't buy rain pants (also guilty). We had checklists, booked our … Continue reading Oh, Canada!
Buh-bye! Adios! Au revoir! We're hopping on a plane...right now (thanks, WordPress mobile app), with just our packs, and are heading to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?! Are we ready? Yeah, probably. As ready as we can be for something we've never done before. We've poured over tons of … Continue reading Banff-bound
For Kids To Parks Day (and to test our new sleeping pads for our upcoming Canada trip), we boogied up I-45 90 minutes to Sam Houston National Forest. Not only did we take our girls, but this time J.C.'s sister, Claire, and nephew Mac came along - and it was Mac's first camping trip. Needless … Continue reading Kids To Parks Day
We love camping, it's probably our favorite thing (besides each other and our kids and yada yada yada) but that doesn't mean you will like it. In fact, we're pretty sure you're going to hate it. So we've compiled our top 5 reasons that you shouldn't go camping: 1. THERE'S NO WIFI. There's no wifi … Continue reading We Promise, You Shouldn’t Go Camping.
Let's admit it; we've all done some stupid shit when it comes to camping. The type of idiocy that nobody talks about during #hikerchat, #parkchat or anywhere, because it's SO embarrassing. Well, now's the time to talk about it. Camping snafus are hilarious to look back on, mostly because we survived. It wasn't actually that … Continue reading You did what?! Our Most Memorable Camping Fails
Our first big camping trip was driving across Texas to Big Bend National Park, and it was full of firsts: our first time camping in a national park, the furthest from home we'd ever camped, and it was our first time in bear country. No matter how you cut it, that is scary as hell. … Continue reading Life on the Food Chain
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and that means you should be thinking about the perfect gift for the mom in your life, even if she says otherwise (it’s a trap!). Being an outdoor mom myself, I’m here to give you the scoop on what she’ll love. Whether she’s the practical mom, the zen mom, the … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Mom
Wanderlust took us to Colorado, wanderlove will bring us back.