Las Vegas: Exploring the Surroundings

Steph and I are not big gamblers. Las Vegas has been a base for exploring for us on previous road trips, as a cheap place to fly into and stay it makes sense. Our last drop in was last summer for a couple of days, we used it to recover from weeks of camping; taking…

A Weekend in Portland, Maine

A Weekend in Portland If you’re looking for a chance to getaway for the weekend, explore somewhere new but have a chance to recuperate a little, then Portland is the place for you. Quaint shops line the cobbled streets and the waterfront boasts a delicious selection of seafood vendors, restaurants and bars. A mere two…

Alaska This Year

Why now is the time for adventure Alaska was once a fantasy, a distant idea for a crazy adventure that had little chance of coming to fruition. Not anymore. In the last ten years the number of people visiting this lush, vast state has increased from a few hundred thousand to approximately 2 million per…

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 and perspective. I’ve read a…

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 is ready to slap me…

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 to pay the $300 per…

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 of the most stunning and…

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 you’re camping and hiking! Investing…

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 Steph who first brought up…