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
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
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. -John Muir How fitting is it that Earth Day is the day after John Muir's birthday? We love it. To celebrate, we wanted to share a pic from our favorite place on Earth, Colorado.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you know that National Park Week is upon us (April 15 - 23) and the celebration continues this weekend with free entrance to a ton of them! (Check here for the full list.) That means that it's time for a rooooaaaaaadddd triiiiipppp! We always … Continue reading Podcasts for your #NationalParkWeek Road Trip
We know, we know, we know. We'll catch you up on our recent excursion to Colorado, but we're back now, and we've got some big news. We're going to Canada! We've teased it, but we wanted to go ahead and officially announce that we're heading to Banff National Park in June. We have already received … Continue reading Surprise! We’re back & we’re leaving again
The holidays are always a special time of the year; family get-togethers, lots of food, gifts, all the good stuff. We wanted to make it a little bit, ok a GREAT bit, more special and this year we spent Thanksgiving in the Great Smoky Mountains. We've been wanting to share these photos for a while, … Continue reading Home for the Holidays: Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Contrary to the state slogan, we do encourage you to mess with Texas. Specifically, go mess with Big Bend National Park in the far west corner of the Lone Star State. Big Bend is one of our least visited national parks, but that is not in any way a reflection of how beautiful it is. We were … Continue reading 5 Things You Must Do at Big Bend National Park
Every year everyone celebrates the day they were born, but for whatever reason, each decade on Earth requires a special celebration. We generally tend to try to avoid cliches, but we couldn't resist when I turned 30 last Thursday (April 21) and decided to go to Big Bend National Park to celebrate! Coming from Houston, … Continue reading Turning 30 at Big Bend National Park