Yosemite Essentials Unearthed

Ah Yosemite… land of Muir… serene, epic and life changing Yosemite. I have no idea how many people have written about this place, hundreds? Thousands? Certainly thousands to millions of articles. So what’s left to say? Well everyone’s version of Yosemite is different, it’s the culmination of your actives, experiences…

Shenandoah National Park Unearthed

As I continue to delve deeper into the endless pot of gems that is the United States, i’m now and then reminded of the fact that I don’t know everything, and although I may think i’m sure of my top 5 favorite national parks, a place I knew little about…

A Cheap Florida Beach Trip

Florida Beach Camping: Paradise on a Budget St Pete Beach, it might one of the most stunning stretches of sand in the USA. I mean really mean that. Its everything a person wants from paradise. Clear blue waters, pristine white sands, abundant bars and water sports. Many people assume you have…

Unearthing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

What a view, that’s mainly what I remember of my initial trip to the Smoky Mountains just over six years ago. We had a cabin in the trees, the sun rose as we arrived from our long night drive from Chicago and revealed a blue misty valley. It was one…

Preparing for Camping Season Part 3 – Food

There’s something about cooking on a campfire or grill and eating in the outdoors that makes food taste better. However if you’re camping for more than a couple of days it’s a good idea to have a few meal varieties just to keep your taste buds on their toes while…

Behind the Buzz: A Cuba Travel Story

Let me start by saying I did like the buildings. A few months ago after reading a few blogs and a lonely planet magazine which had included a helpful list of countries that it deemed a mistake not to visit this year, Cuba appeared on our radars. It was actually…

Preparing for Camping Season Part 2: Cooking Gear

If you are as excited as we are for the weather changing and the camping season to get into full swing then keep reading, we are on part 2 this week: cooking equipment. If you missed part 1, just click this link and we’ll take you right to it! So…

Preparing for the Camping Season

So the weather is warming up and the days are longer, which can only mean one thing. Camping season is upon us. Now Rich and I will attempt to pitch a tent any month of the year, but we can’t wait for Spring to be in full flow to really…

6 Essential Cuba Tips

Cuba is unique, no doubt about it. If anyone tells you it isn’t then they’ve missed the point. It’s ruggedly stunning, charmingly grimy and bafflingly backward. One thing it isn’t though, is what you expect it to be. Before Steph and I headed to the home of the Mojito we…