The Beginner’s Road Trip Packing Guide

We are less than 24 hours away from leaving for the big road trip, and what better way to procrastinate packing than telling everyone else how to pack for a road trip?! In all honestly, I love making lists and packing like a total weirdo, so I thought I’d use my anal-retentive tendencies for good….

Beginner’s Guide to Hiking Snacks

Snacking is one of my favorite pastimes, so I was super excited to write this post (and equally surprised it took me this long to get to it). Outdoors activities open up a glorious new world of snacking. What other reason could possibly justify the purchase of Sports Beans? Yes, those are a thing. And…

How To Pack For Your First Camping Trip

So you’ve gone hiking, and you didn’t hate it. In fact, you kinda sorta fell in love with the great outdoors (it’s easy, don’t be afraid to fall hard). Now, you want to go camping. Pinterest will lead you to believe that you must either buy a ton of stuff or haul a ton of…

What To Wear The First Time You Go Hiking

Despite what many Google results will tell you, if you want to try out hiking, you don’t need to buy much of anything. Honestly, if you’re on a well-maintained trail and go on a day with mild temperatures, you probably already have all the hiking clothes you’ll need. Let me break it down for you….

Dolla Dolla Bills, Y’all – How To Save On Outdoors Gear

First of all, you’re welcome for the Wyclef Jean/Akon reference. More importantly, outdoor gear is effing expensive. There’s almost no getting around it. Well, almost. Fear not, my fellow sticker-shocked outdoors beginners – there are ways to save some cash while gearing up that I’ll share with you. Plus, I didn’t want you starting to think…

The Evolution of Socks: What To Wear Hiking

Before meeting my boyfriend, who has been a major contributor to my outdoor education, I lived a life completely unaware of the glorious world of socks. My entire sock wardrobe consisted of your run-of-the-mill white ankle socks. I also ride horses, so while I had researched good socks to ride in, for some reason my…

From The Ground Up: Beginner’s Guide to Hiking Boots

“I’m just starting out, I don’t need hiking boots,” I whined to my boyfriend. I hiked the Billy Goat Trail in Maryland in just sneakers and survived, despite the trail being less of a trail and more just rocks and boulders. So why did I need to buy hiking boots? Hiking boots can be expensive,…