Category Archives: Adventures

New Zealand Adventure Part 2

02.16.17 / no comments

Wanaka was low key as we spent the day wandering around the town and doing some grocery shopping. We grabbed our first meal since Queenstown at an Indian Restaurant in town and went back to our condo to do some much-needed relaxing and laundry. We left Wanaka the next morning to make our way to Punakaiki […]

New Zealand Adventure pt 1

12.27.16 / no comments

Scott and I spent 11 days in New Zealand last month. It was amazing. Neither of us had done much internationally traveling so this was a big deal trip for us. We wanted to see as much of the country as possible during our short stay and opted to drive ourselves across the country and […]

Twin Peaks Birthday

12.17.15 / no comments

For my birthday we took a trip that had been on my list for ages. We went up to the PNW to visit the town of Twin Peaks. Now of course Twin Peaks is a fictional town made up for TV but the real town exists in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington right outside of Seattle. We […]

Weekend Getaway in Sequoia National Forest

07.23.15 / no comments

This past weekend we went camping with friends at the Princess Campground in Sequoia National Forest for our friend Kyle’s birthday. Our pal Shawn snagged 2 great campsites with ample space for 8 of us which allowed us to spread out a bit. We were able to see a few sites in both Kings Canyon and […]

Channel Islands Trip

07.20.15 / no comments

We have done less adventuring than I would have liked this year but I figured it was about time I posted about our trip to Santa Cruz Island over Memorial Day weekend. We had been talking about taking a trip to Channel Islands National Park since maybe our first backpacking trip last spring and we finally made it […]

Mt. Baldy Ski Hut Adventure

01.16.15 / no comments

Last weekend we hiked up to the San Antonio Ski Hut on Mt. Baldy for Shawn‘s birthday. I was very worried about this hike because even though it was on the shorter side, only 3 miles, it was all up hill with a 2200’ foot elevation gain the biggest elevation gain I have done. Luckily we were sleeping […]

Salton Sea Birthday

12.08.14 / no comments

To celebrate my birthday this year, we decided to take a trip to the Salton Sea. The weather was perfect and the campsite was nearly empty so it was like we were all alone out there. We stayed at the New Camp in the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and found a great campsite beneath some […]

November in Death Valley

12.04.14 / one comment

To celebrate Alix’s birthday we went to Death Valley National Park. It was the perfect time to go, there weren’t big crowds and the weather was lovely. We stayed at the Furnace Creek campsite which offered a bit of shade and greenery considering we were in the desert. We visited the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Natural Bridge, […]

Labor Day in Yosemite National Park

12.02.14 / no comments

Over the Labor Day holiday, we went on our first 2 night camping trip to Yosemite National Park with Shawn, Alix and our pal Dilcia. Shawn managed to snag us a spot at Housekeeping Camp at the very last-minute so we had a nice little retreat with a few more creature comforts that usual. It […]

Backpacking in Big Sur

07.25.14 / no comments

Last weekend, we ventured to Big Sur to hike the Vincente Flat Trail in Los Padres National Forest with our adventure pals Shawn, Alix and Kyle. Don’t let the name fool you this was definitely our most strenuous hike so far as the trail ascended 1800 ft to our camp for the night but it was […]