30 Jan, 2017

Joshua Tree Backpacking: The California Hiking & Riding Trail

Joshua Tree isn't just for climbers! Learn about the 35 mile California hiking and riding trail - an awesome backpacking trip to spot spring wildflowers, stargaze, and get those legs ready for summer.

1 Dec, 2016

The Ultimate 3-day Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Sand dunes, craters, slot canyons & wildflowers. Experience the best attractions in Death Valley with this 3-day Death Valley National Park itinerary.

11 May, 2016

John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

Learn about cheapest and most efficient John Muir Trail transportation options, including the best airports and buses to use before & after your hike.

14 Dec, 2015

Outdoor Activities in San Francisco: Top 5 Ways to get Outside in the Bay Area

While you'll be busy hanging out in record shops, cafes, and hip bars on your trip to San Francisco, don't forget that fresh air and some of the city's best outdoor activities are merely a BART ride a way. Learn the details of where and how to get outside in the Bay Area with these top 5 outdoor activities in San Francisco.

30 Sep, 2015

Tips for Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail in California

Just because the weather is starting to turn in the mountains doesn't mean you have to put all of your camping gear away. If you feel like chasing summer, the Trans-Catalina Island Trail is 40 miles of sun, beach, and gorgeous ocean views and offers year-round beach-front camping.

19 Aug, 2015

Huntington Beach Travel Tips

Surfing, SUPing, cruising down the strand, chowing down on fresh California cuisine...sometimes we all need a little beach vacay. Here's some tips for an action-packed SoCal weekend.

3 Aug, 2015

Top Five Things to do on California’s Santa Cruz Island

In June, I went out to Santa Cruz Island, the largest in the Channel Islands archipelago, to experience the best that the island has to offer. Whether you want to explore topside or below the surface, here are the top 5 things to do on Santa Cruz Island for the outdoor adventurer.

13 Jul, 2015

John Muir Trail Video Highlights

This John Muir Trail video features my favorite campsites, spots, and moments from my 22 days on the trail backpacking from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney.

6 Jul, 2015

Beginner Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tips

Stand up paddle boarding may just be my new favorite outdoor activity. Not only do you get a healthy dose of Vitamin D and get to be out of the water, it’s also a great form of exercise for toning up those abs. And now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to give it a try.

29 Jun, 2015

The 10 Best Campsites on the John Muir Trail

A thru-hike on the John Muir Trail means 20+ nights of epic camping. Here are the 10 best campsites on the John Muir Trail that you won't want to miss.

25 Jun, 2015

The Final Night on the John Muir Trail

  I recently wrote a post for the Mountain Hardwear blog as part of their weekly outdoor challenge. This week,

29 Apr, 2015

8-Step John Muir Trail Planning Guide

Planning a long-distance hike on the John Muir Trail or elsewhere can be a daunting task. In this post I break down the process into 8 simple steps to help you manage your tasks and get your planning under control.