Travel Bonuses Are Great – If You Can Use Them

In previous blog posts I’ve written about the great benefits of travel bonus cards. However, most of these posts were written prior to our international travel. While I still believe that travel bonus cards are useful when living in America and traveling abroad occasionally, my views have shifted on the benefits of travel rewards cards, … Read moreTravel Bonuses Are Great – If You Can Use Them

5 Outdoor Photography Tips I Learned From A Summer In The National Parks

Visiting US National Parks in the summer, it’s impossible to ignore the presence of thousands of tourists, especially the tourists in the middle of your shot, trying to take their shot. The US National Parks are indeed beautiful and unbelievably photo-worthy, but it doesn’t mean you can get pictures to be proud of by simply … Read more5 Outdoor Photography Tips I Learned From A Summer In The National Parks

Pacific Crest Trail Stats: Our Mileage Overview

When you’re getting ready to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the one thing on your mind is preparedness. Making sure you have the right gear, enough cash to sustain you through the months ahead, and your food situation planned ahead of time. While you need to have these things taken care of, once you actually … Read morePacific Crest Trail Stats: Our Mileage Overview

Pacific Crest Tales: Mile 100, or the Day Everyone Almost Quit

After our first zero day, spent in the small town of Julian, a large desert storm began to bear down on the trail. A thick, cold fog enveloped the town, which was some miles away from the trail and at a higher elevation than Scissors Crossing, a popular trail junction. We hitched out with a … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Mile 100, or the Day Everyone Almost Quit

Pacific Crest Tales: Higher Power Hitch

Early into our Pacific Crest Trail thru hike, just after mile 100 or so I started to notice an uncomfortable rubbing of the frame of my pack against my lower back. Since my thru hike was so full of uncomfortable sensations, pieces of gear rubbing against my body, pieces of my body rubbing against my … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Higher Power Hitch

Pacific Crest Tales: Hikertown

Tehachapi. “Teha-choppy?” “Techachapi?” “Tehapachi.” “I’m just going to call it Te-pap-smear-chapi.” A little town with a name that we all struggled with, Tehachapi was the last town right off the trail before Kennedy Meadows, the end of the desert and the beginning of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was the last big resupply stop in … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Hikertown

Pacific Crest Tales: Night Hiking

Part of a series of stories from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Night Hiking The climb down from the peak of San Jacinto is a 20 mile network of descending switchbacks called Fuller Ridge. The second desert rainstorm within two weeks was looming, and most hikers within 1-2 days of us were banking on making … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Night Hiking

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