5 Tips for Worry-Free Travel

Traveling is such an exciting time. So exciting that we sometimes put on blinders and forget about what could go wrong. To ensure a good trip isn’t ruined, follow these tips when traveling, especially to another country.  1) Use luggage locks.  With all the new TSA regulations in recent years, there’s a misconception that we can…

How to Keep the Bears Away, Gear & Tips

With our passion for backpacking in the backcountry growing, it was inevitable to eventually find ourselves in bear country. Our first experience was on our most recent trip to Northern California and Oregon. With overnights at Point Reyes National Seashore, Redwood National Park, Mount Hood National Forest, and Crater Lake National Park, we knew we needed…

How to Pack for Any Trip

As much as I love traveling, packing is one of my least favorite things. Maybe it’s just anxiety, but I always worry if I’ll have enough. What if we get a chance to do something I haven’t packed for? Then if I pack too much, I get angry at myself later for lugging extra weight I…

Traveling for Next to Nothing

So our trip out west is coming up in May. We are beyond excited, but what makes it even better is that our flights costed literally next to nothing. Want to guess how much our round-trip flight cost from Newark to Albuquerque? Guess… Our flights cost us $10 dollars each, NOT KIDDING. Last year we…

Nothing’s Waterproof in the Rainforest

We knowingly booked a trip to Costa Rica in the rainy season to cut expenses, so it was a given we needed rain gear. My Northface rain shell held up really well in some wind and rain on the coasts of Ireland, so I assumed it was all I needed. We also both purchased Merrell waterproof…