Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas Every Traveler Will Love

Thank you ONWEGO® for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from ONWEGO®, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Don't you just love getting a filled-up stocking for Christmas? My husband and I exchange stockings every year, and we get so excited about filling it up with random knick-knacks and small & useful things we never thought we needed! Finding gifts for this can be a bit tricky sometimes, especially since you want the items to be small…

A Guide to Hiking Kanarra Creek Canyon in Utah

Kanarra Creek Trail is located just outside of Zion National Park in Utah, and it is a moderately difficult 4 mile hike which takes you through a narrow slot canyon to view Kanarraville Falls. We were camping out in Zion when we decided to check this place out. It's a great day hike to do if you're in the area, and would only take you about 4 hours to finish. If you don't mind a slightly difficult trail which will get your legs…

Review: Hiker Crate Subscription Box

Hiker Crate is a monthly subscription box for outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, backpackers, and campers. Each month you get to receive a box which contains outdoor related items - ranging from food/snack items, apparel, as well as products & gear you can use while your venturing outside. It is a great way to get introduced to new brands, and try new products! How Does Hiker Crate Work? Each Hiker Crate is $39.99/month (shipping not yet included), and with this…

Photo Set: Milky Way Captures at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is considered one of the places in California with the darkest skies. The very first time I went camping was at Joshua Tree and I was so amazed by how much stars I could see out there at night. It reminded me of one of the museums where you get to sit inside a huge dome with a star projector, only this time it was in real life and was definitely so much better! It was…

The Ultimate Backpacking Guide to Havasupai

Heading out to Havasupai in Arizona was my first ever backpacking experience, and I sure learned a lot from it. Prior to the day of our hike, I was very nervous about my heavy pack. I'm used to only bringing a small day-pack with me in my long hikes, so I knew that it was definitely going to be a challenge to hike 10miles with my 40L pack. I did a lot of careful planning for this trip, and because…

VIDEO: Havasupai Backpacking Adventure

Did a 4-day backpacking trip to Havasupai, AZ and had a blast! We camped under the stars and in between canyon walls, swam in turquoise colored waters, and chased beautiful waterfalls. It was amazing! Here is a video of our whole adventure in 2 minutes. Big, big thanks to Field Trip Jerky for sponsoring this video! Do check out their all-natural and gluten-free jerky, in different flavors. The Maple BBQ Pork Jerky is my personal fave!

REVIEW: ONWEGO® Inflatable Travel Pillows

When it comes to camping, one of the most crucial things I need to take with me is a pillow. Without one, I just can't sleep at all! I used to always bring with me a small pillow which I keep in the car, the one which has lots of tiny styrofoam balls inside, but it wasn't comfy at all. So my husband and I would always end up taking our huge pillow from home. It sure made it comfortable…

Visit Mono Lake’s South Tufa Area

On our way to Yosemite National Park, we decided to make a quick stop over at Mono Lake, which is only about a couple of miles away from Yosemite's east entrance. When I first learned about this place's South Tufa area, I was very intrigued by the Tufa Towers, so I immediately added it into our itinerary as a quick visit, prior to Yosemite. What's mind-boggling about this place is how the Tufa Towers were formed. Spring water and alkaline lake…

How To Spend 3 Days in Yosemite National Park

Heading for Yosemite National Park to spend a long weekend is perfect for Angelenos like me, because it is only 4-5 hours away. If I am in need of an adventure fix and I have a long weekend to spare, Yosemite is one of the top places on my list to go to. Here's how to make the most of it in 3 days: Day 1: DRIVE THROUGH TIOGA PASS Before going straight to Yosemite Valley, pass through this scenic route known as…

Hike Half Dome in Yosemite

Hiking Half Dome was my biggest goal for 2016, and so I was very happy when we were granted a permit! Prior to Half Dome, the most I've hiked was only about 8 miles, and this was when I hiked Mt. Baldy in the Angeles National Forest. I wanted to challenge myself by doing Half Dome, so I invited my husband and two other friends to do it with me. Fortunately, they were all up for the challenge! So we applied…