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…

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 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…

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 read plenty of information online,…

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…

Encountering Denali Wolves

Encountering Denali Wolves: I’ve never particularly felt threatened by animals. Aside from a brief shark encounter whilst scuba diving and being knocked over by a bulldog at age seven (more of a comical scene than a scary one according to passers by), nothing too terrifying has ever occurred. In fact its the animals which seem…