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…

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 this week we’ll talk you…

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 dust off the gear and…

State by State: Wyoming – A Road Trip Guide

State by State: Wyoming A Road Trip Guide I walked into the bar behind my two travel companions. It was a large log fronted BBQ grill with dark windows and a parking lot filled with motorcycles. Inside we wandered in ignorance toward the bar which appeared to be bustling. It was only after completing our…

Photographing The Parks

Photographing The Parks: Tips for Getting Incredible Photos Over the last seven years I’v spent a good deal of time vanishing on short notice for trips which involve endless driving, early morning get ups, hiking and a good deal of sitting around. If you want to get the best shots of the USA’s national parks then…