Planning a back country camping trip this summer? There has literally never been a better time! Backpacking is a great way to escape the city, unplug, and soak up some uninterrupted time in nature. Packing for one of these trips, however, takes thought, practice, and tetris-like stacking skills. Don`t worry though, we`ve got your back!

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Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain. Also known as “the garden island”, this lush little slice of paradise is one of our very favorite places in the United States and all of North America. Home to the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and countless hikes and beaches; Kauai is the perfect destination for an adventure seeking traveler.

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Egypt Lake a beautiful back-country campground located in Banff National Park. It’s quickly gaining popularity because of the towering peaks, deep-blue alpine lakes, and mountain meadows. This backpackers paradise is perfect for families and any outdoor enthusiast looking for a multi-day adventure. Keep reading for everything you need to know about this phenomenal hike!

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The Pali Notches is known for being one of the most dangerous and stunning hikes in Oahu. The steep and rocky cliffs offer panoramic views of the island and a thrilling climb for those daring enough to attempt it. Although short, this hike is anything but easy and only recommended for advanced hikers and climbers.

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Calgary is only a short drive from the Rocky Mountains which house some of the best hiking in  Canada.  Its no wonder that hiking is such a popular summer activity for many Albertan’s. Here are 6 easy hikes  near Calgary, AB that are perfect for families or anyone looking to get into the outdoors on the weekends or evenings!

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kalalau trail packing list

The Kalalau Trail is one of the most sought after hikes in all of Hawaii and even across the globe. As you trek for 22 miles along a muddy forest trail, wade through streams, scale cliffs, and get up close and personal with the local bugs and goats, you’ll be rewarded by some of the most incredible views you have ever seen. It is by no means an easy hike, but it is worth every single step! Having the right clothing and equipment with you will make all the difference on this beautiful and challenging coastline. Keep reading for  everything you need to include in your Kalalau Trail Packing List.

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I`m sure we can all agree that the impacts of COVID-19 are far more substantial than many of us realized at first. Feeling scared and uncertain? Us too. Feeling lazy and in a rut? Been there! Feeling anxious and cooped up? Who wouldn`t be? It`s hard to feel confident and connected as a couple when your world has been turned upside down. But, because it looks like self isolation is going to be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future, why not try to take advantage of it?

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The Haiku Stairs, commonly known as the “Stairway to Heaven”, offer a jaw-dropping, iconic view over the landscape of Oahu. Many eager hikers travel to this Hawaiian island with hopes of getting to experience this unbelievable trail for themselves. Unfortunately, this trail has actually been closed to the public and deemed illegal since 1987. So how is it that you keep seeing recent photos of hikers summiting this incredible peak?

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Unfortunately, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, staying safe means spending a huge chunk of your time at home. If your anything like us, you get a little stir crazy when you don`t have a project, a goal, or something to keep yourself busy. Luckily for all of us, there are literally thousands of DIY tutorials online that cover almost any project you can think of!

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t`s a weird time in our lives, isn`t it? I`m sure that being in the midst of a global pandemic isn`t exactly how any of us had pictured the first few months of 2020… but here we are. While we all know that practicing self isolation is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and each other right now, it can be tough! Restlessness, anxiety, and fear can grow immensely in just a few hours, never mind a few weeks.

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food trucks in oahu

Do you want to eat fantastic food without breaking the bank on your trip to Hawaii? Look no further my friend! Oahu is full of enough unbelievable food trucks to feed you for days on end. From acai bowls to pizza, Mexican, and Thai food; this island really does have something for everyone.

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Kauai Boat Tour

Exploring The Na Pali Coast by boat is a must-do adventure if you are traveling to Kauai, Hawaii. The towering coastline is jaw dropping and the sea life is unbelievable! Although there are several options, booking a charter with a local company like Makana is the perfect way to learn about the history and culture of the island while enjoying an exciting ride.

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The Great Blue Hole is one of the most iconic land marks in Central America and draws thousands of tourists to Belize every year. If your interested in traveling to Belize then experiencing the Great Blue Hole is a MUST-DO! Before booking your tour, make sure you know these essential tips.

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Johnston Canyon is easily one of the most popular day hikes in Banff National Park. The paved trail is fairly mild making it perfect for families and hikers of almost any fitness level. Open year round; this hike boasts stunning views of the turquoise creek and multiple waterfalls along the way. Johnston Canyon is a great choice for anyone looking to see the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies!

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long flight

Does anyone actually enjoy a 6 or 12 or 15 hour flight? No one I know that`s for sure! Your cold, uncomfortable, and stationary for hours and hours on end. Not to mention the screaming baby, snoring old man, or 3 hour flight delay that has been driving you insane the entire trip. Now, while we can`t do anything about the crying or the snoring, we do have a few tricks that will help you get through those terribly long flights in the best possible fashion!

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is belize safe

Belize has quickly become a popular travel destination and an ideal vacation spot over the past several years. As an English speaking British colony; Belize offers an easy transition and a boatload of absolutely incredible experiences jam-packed into one tiny coastal country. Amidst the overwhelming reasons to visit, there is typically one point of hesitation as well… is Belize actually safe to travel too?

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Camping in Banff National Park

Camping in Banff National Park is the perfect summer activity for families wanting some time in nature and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to summit their next mountain! Whether your a local planning a small road-trip through the mountains or a tourist renting an RV to drive the incredible Icefields Parkway; these 8 tips are essential before hitting the highway!

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The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the world! You’ll be surrounded by the massive Himalayan mountains while hiking at elevations above 4,500 m. Nepal has easily become one of our favorite countries purely because how much adventure it holds. Keep reading for 7 incredible photos of the Annapurna Circuit.

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San Francisco is known across the country for its character, color, and great food! The restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries lining the streets all offer a variety of unique and delicious options. There is plenty of information out there on where to get the best brunch, dinner, or coffee in SF; but I was shocked to find barely any recommendations on  where to go for dessert! Because of that and (of course) my major sweet tooth; I set out to find the best places to get dessert in San Francisco!

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fishing lake o'hara

If you enjoy the challenge of fishing hard to access lakes in the high alpine.. fishing Lake O’Hara will keep you entertained for days! The lakes that surround this beautiful hike in lodge and campground have some exceptional fishing for native west slope cutthroat and brook trout.

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Sausalito is a charming little town in California that could easily be mistaken for a seaside Mediterranean village.  Even though it is located just across the bay from San Francisco, the vibe is completely different. Sausalito is a great place to come for a relaxing day of art galleries, food and wine.

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Isla Escudo De Veraguas was our very favorite destination while traveling through Central America. The white sand beaches, lush mangroves and turquoise water made it impossible to forget this secluded island paradise. Since we literally took over a thousand photos on these islands alone; it`s only fitting that we share a few of the best!

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