2019 was our year of “yes.” We traveled more than ever, experienced huge growth in our business, and jumped at every opportunity that came our way! But 2019 was also a challenging year personally. I lost my grandmother at the beginning of the year, and it hit me harder than I ever could have expected. And after 26 consecutive trips – not including 2 cancelled international trips – burnout hit us HARD. Here’s all the details about where we went, what we did, and the behind-the-scenes stuff we don’t talk about in our travel posts!
Ice-capped mountains. Sweeping valleys. Aquamarine lakes spilling into gushing waterfalls. Welcome to Glacier National Park, one of the USA’s first – and best – stunning National Parks, and a playground for both outdoor enthusiasts … and bears. (And moose!) We designed the perfect 2-day Glacier National Park itinerary for folks with limited time to explore the park. A short getaway to Glacier National Park is one of the best ways to spend your weekend!
Ice-capped mountains. Aquamarine lakes. Down-home ranchers. Bears, moose, bison, and llamas. Wait… llamas?! Welcome to Montana, where there are two times as many cows as people and miles and miles of gorgeous, rolling wilderness to explore! Montana has so much to offer, including its crown jewel: Glacier National Park. We’ve designed the perfect 10-day Montana road trip itinerary through Western Montana, complete with all the details you need to help you plan each step of your trip. And yes, there are llamas. (You’re welcome.)
We love travel for two reasons: an appreciation for this beautiful Earth we live on, and the people who inhabit it. We strive to make a positive impact on both through conscientious consumerism. Which is why when REI reached out to us to create a sponsored sustainable gift guide, we were thrilled! REI is one of our absolute favorite earth-friendly, responsible, and sustainable companies. We’ve pulled together a list of eco-friendly gifts – from sustainable clothing to stocking stuffers – that are ethical and responsibly made (and sold), so both you and your gift recipient can have the warm fuzzies…both literally and figuratively!
Snowy mountains. Powdery slopes. A shimmering alpine lake. Semi-creepy frontier history. Every year for the last 7 years, we’ve visited Lake Tahoe for a weekend of snowy fun, skiing, and hot tubbing! Although Lake Tahoe has a reputation for being pricey, it absolutely does NOT have to be! We’ve created the guide we wished we had when we moved here almost a decade ago, with ALL the things you need to know about planning a Lake Tahoe winter trip on a budget. From how to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe affordably, to which ski resorts to visit, to what to do if you don’t ski or snowboard, to all the things nobody tells you about visiting Lake Tahoe, this massive guide has everything you need! See you on the slopes this season *insert guitar riff and cringey 80’s ski montage here.*
Snowy mountaintops reaching into the sky. Gently bellowing yaks. Fluttering prayer flags. That was my mental image of Nepal before I visited. But now that I’ve been there, my new mental image of Nepal is quite different. It turns out that all the things I thought I knew about Nepal were .. not wrong, exactly, just like … overly simplified. This semi-useful Nepal travel guide addresses questions like: What’s up with squatty potties, though? Is Nepal Hindu or Buddhist? What does “namaste” actually mean? What foods should you definitely try in Nepal, and what should you avoid? Here are 34 things about traveling in Nepal you never thought to ask!