San Pedro vs. Caye Caulker: How to choose your ideal Belize beach spot

You can’t go wrong with the cayes of Belize (pronounced “keys”), but you can potentially go wrong when choosing between San Pedro and Caye Caulker. They’re both super popular destinations for American beach-goers, but they have distinctly different vibes. To be completely honest, my husband Billy came up with the idea to create a quiz that helps…

Beginner’s guide to packing for trips of any length

Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or taking a big trip to a foreign country, packing is truly the worst. Most of the burden is figuring out where to put everything, how the eff it’s all going to fit, and how in the world I’m going to find it again once I’m trying to…

Beginner’s guide to a winter long weekend in Ouray

Camping is great, but not in the winter. Staying in a hotel doesn’t make you any less outdoorsy, and you can keep enjoying Colorado year-round if you take advantage of the great indoors during the colder months. I spent a long weekend in Ouray, and this southwest Colorado town is the perfect winter getaway. When…

Beginner’s 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…

How to pack for two weeks…in one carry-on.

The OB lives! I’m back from my honeymoon in Greece, freshly married and no longer jet-lagged. There were obviously a lot of great things about this trip, but one of my proudest moments was managing to fit everything I needed for two weeks in one carryon. This post from Erin Outdoors and this list specifically…

Colorado Road Trip Hack: Make your own lunch in Palisade

Part of the reason we opted for a road trip vacation was to see a lot of places on a budget. After camping and hiking in Colorado National Monument, we rolled into Palisade ready to spend money on being winos instead of a pricey lunch. After scrolling through a lot of very lackluster Yelp reviews, we were…

Gear Guide: Best Cooler for Under $100

Coolers are a staple for any camping, road tripping, or day-drinking household. And while you can drop hundreds of dollars on a Yeti (and then constantly tell people it’s SO WORTH all that money), you could also just spend about $60 and get this one. We have put AO Coolers’ canvas cooler (36-pack size) to the test…

What I learned on a weeklong road trip around Colorado

As you may recall in this previous blog post, my boyfriend (spoiler alert: now fiancé) and I set out for a seven-day road trip this June. We were originally going to venture into eastern Utah, but once the forecast started at 102 and continued to climb to 111 degrees, we opted out and headed up…