• Backpacking,  Camping,  Hiking,  Travel

    Hiking the W Trek: A Recap

    Earlier this year, we had the fortune of hiking the W trail in Torres del Paine over the course of 5 days and 4 nights. It was an incredible experience – many things went right, and some went humorously wrong. I hope you find this detailed day-to-day recap helpful for your own planning efforts!

  • Backpacking,  Camping,  Hiking,  Travel

    Two Weeks in Patagonia: Itinerary, Costs & More

    When we visited the Patagonian regions of Chile & Argentina in February, we were fortunate to have the time to spend 17 full days on the ground, with 2 additional days for flying to and from the region. I have modified our original itinerary to fit 13 days, which is likely more in line with the average amount of time most folks are able to take off from work. I hope you find this post useful!

  • Backpacking,  Camping,  Gear,  Hiking,  Travel

    Planning the W Trek: Backpacking Torres del Paine

    In February 2019, my husband and I went on a 16 day trip to Torres del Paine, El Chalten and El Calafate for our honeymoon. Leading into this trip, I was concerned about overhyping myself and getting let down – and I’m happy to say that wasn’t the case. The trip and the experience far exceeded expectations! But it also exceeded expectations on the planning and logistics – which can be surprisingly complicated despite being an adventure in one of the most remote parts of the world. I hope you find this post helpful in your own planning of your adventure in Torres del Paine.

  • Clouds Rest Afternoon View
    Hiking

    Hiking Clouds Rest in Yosemite

    If you’re looking for arguably the best view of the valley, hiking Clouds Rest in Yosemite will certainly fit the bill. Though I’ve been lucky to visit Yosemite several times, our most recent trip in October was the first time I’d really sought out hikes outside of the famous (and crowded) valley. While the valley certainly has its share of showstoppers – I’m excited to start exploring more of the park, starting with the 14.5 mile Clouds Rest hike.

  • REI Labor Day Sale 2017
    Gear

    REI Labor Day Sale 2017 Picks

    REI is back with yet another summer sale – this time, their Labor Day Sale & Clearance is gearing up with up to 40% off in-season items. The sale begins on August 25, 2017 and runs through September 4, 2017. Like their anniversary sale and 4th of July sale, there are a ton of solid picks at great prices. Read on for a few of my favorite picks this round.