Why Darn Tough are the best socks for the great outdoors

While I’ve adopted a lot of Colorado culture, I can’t give up my East Coast loyalty to Darn Tough Socks. They’ve been my go-to ever since I stumbled upon them at REI when I first started hiking, and over years of trying out other brands, I am still a die-hard Darn Tougher. I started out…

Campground Guide: Aspen Meadows in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

But Laura, it’s November, why are you posting about camping? Well, because I only went one time this entire year and it was in my backyard, so I’m having some camping FOMO and am already getting excited for next year. Also, if you live in Denver and want to go camping close to home, it’s never…

Trail Guide: Hiking the Caldera in Santorini

When you think Greek islands, you think Santorini. Your next thought may be white houses, cliffs, sunsets…but hiking? Yeah, hiking didn’t come to mind when we first decided to go to the Greek islands for our honeymoon, either, but I was really excited to find out there are some really spectacular trails. Santorini’s Caldera Path…

Outdoor Beginner tries rock climbing

Heights make me very nervous. I max out at around 6 push-ups. And yet, I decided to try out a sport that not only takes you very high up but also relies heavily on upper body strength. That’s right, I went rock climbing. Why? Because I know my fear of heights is irrational. And, I…

Gear Guide: Best lightweight gloves

Winter is coming, and I may not watch Game of Thrones but I do know that chilly mornings are already in full-swing here in Colorado. The hunt for gloves is on. I bought the North Face Women’s Etip gloves about three years ago (on sale). They’ve been a great lightweight, all-purpose glove that I can…

October’s Adoptable Adventure Dog: Meet Daisy

I’ve seen plenty of lists of the best breeds for adventure dogs, but none of them ever include shelter dogs, which is a mystery to me. So, I started the adoptable adventure dog series. It’s been a hot minute since I posted, but this month’s pupper has inspired me to change that! Daisy is a 10-year-old husky mix…