• 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.

  • Top of Nevada Fall - Yosemite
    Hiking,  Travel

    Hiking Yosemite’s Mist Trail & John Muir Trail Loop

    Originally, I wanted to include details hiking Yosemite’s Mist Trail in my previous overnight trip to Yosemite post. However, it quickly became a monster of a post, so I decided to split this section out to make things easier to digest. If you’re not familiar with the Mist Trail, it’s a popular day hike from Yosemite Valley that provides spectacular views of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls. In the springtime, these falls are thunderous – it’s definitely well worth the uphill climb!

  • Sunset Tunnel View Yosemite National Park
    Camping,  Travel

    2 Days, 1 Night in Yosemite: Quick Overnight Trip Itinerary

    Recently, I was lucky to snag a coveted campsite reservation in North Pines Campground, one of the few campgrounds located within Yosemite Valley. Though I could only fit a quick 2 day, 1 night trip to Yosemite into my schedule, it was well worth the drive from San Francisco. With a record snow season this year, the waterfalls were in full force – many of which haven’t been seen for years due to the drought. Read on for tips about choosing a campsite and making the most out of an overnight trip to Yosemite.