The Honeycombs, Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon

Let’s just get this out of the way: this is not an easy backpacking trip.  If you’re looking for a serene walk through a slot canyon ending in a nice beach...

komodo national park, komodo dragon, Indonesia, Komodo Island

Komodo and Rinca are the two largest islands in Komodo National Park.  They are home to a plethora of wildlife, including komodo dragons, wild boars, monkeys, water buffalo, deer, flying foxes...

Pulau padar island komodo national park hiking indonesia

Pulau Padar (Padar Island) is the third-largest island in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, after Komodo and Rinca Islands.  It’s famous for the breathtaking views it provides of the Komodo archipelago. For...

Charlie and Theanie on the trail

When our dogs see their backpacks, they have a tendency to freak out a little.  After a long winter of casual walks and backyard fetch games, getting into the mountains and...

Boise downtown at sunset camel's back park hull's gulch reserve

If you look up Camel’s Back Park or Hull’s Gulch, you’ll be shown pages upon pages of all the great activities you can do around this part of Boise.  It’s not...

Note: This trail is closed until the beginning of 2019 due to fire damage. The Crooked River Trail is a very easy trail located in the Boise National Forest.  This whole...

Quick note: I link to a lot of stuff in this article but this is not a sponsored post, these are the products we’ve had success with and I’m including links...

Twin Lakes Idaho Sawtooths Alice-Toxaway Lakes Loop backpacking hiking alpine

We all have those formative life experiences, the ones that either teach us a lesson about ourselves or the world around us, or maybe both at the same time.  Sometimes these...

Ok, ok; that title is the most cheeseball thing I’ve ever written, but bear with me.  Valentines Day is for being gushy and ridiculous about the people we care about, so...

Edit: Here is a map of the area and driving directions!   This was the first (but certainly not the last) backpacking trip that really pushed me past what I thought I...