We’ve all been there. Traveling with family or camping with our friends, we’re having a great time, and then… that dreaded lull. Is it possible to run out of things to talk about? Busting out a game will help shift the mood and create a little competitive fun for your group. I should have included
Once you know you’re going to make camping a regular hobby, it’s worth buying better gear backed up by trusted brands. Getting quality gear can reduce frustration, increase comfort, and make the outing much more enjoyable.
Located in southern Utah east of Zion National Park (read my Zion post here), Bryce Canyon National Park is another one of Utah’s “mighty five.” I was surprised that its higher elevation resulted in a much different climate, even though it is only an hour and a half away from Zion. Getting out of the
Last May I visited Zion National Park; the funny thing was that a disproportionately large number of my friends and acquaintances also visited earlier in the year. Seems like it was “the” park of 2017! As the trip approached, every conversation seemed to meander around to Angels Landing, one of Zion’s most famous hikes. The
Zion is the oldest National Park in Utah, one of Utah’s “mighty five.” We visited Zion National Park in May 2017. Read on for my experience and information on planning your own trip.
This post is about driving to Zion National Park from Southern California. How long did it take, where did I stop, what route did I take, what snacks did I bring? Check my Zion National Park post for more details on camping in the park. The Drive We left San Diego on a Friday morning,
Even as working adults, it seems like fall and the beginning of the school year can cause a shift in everyday routines. Just because school is back in session doesn’t mean it’s time to hunker down until Thanksgiving and Christmas travel! Sneak in a weekend trip here and there while the weather is crisp but not too cold. There are plenty of great getaways within driving distance of Southern California’s major cities.
Camping continues to be the cheapest way to experience new parts of California. Sites are under $50 per night and that cost gets split up amongst the group. Over President’s Day weekend, we drove up to Malibu Creek State Park to meet our friends for an overnight camping trip. We have gotten more rain in
For the past two years, our friend group has gone camping on Palomar Mountain at the Doane Valley Campground, which is a little over an hour northeast of San Diego. We’ve gone one of the first two weekends of November, when the weather definitely feels like “fall,” but it is not yet too cold to be sleeping outside in