• REI Anniversary Sale 2017

    2017 REI Anniversary Sale Top 10 Picks for Women

    It’s that time of year again – the annual REI Anniversary Sale! As per usual, there is a ton of current season gear on sale for 25-30% off both online and in-store through May 29, 2017. REI Members can also get 20% off one full-priced item and one garage item as well. Read on for a list of my favorites from this year’s sale.

  • View of Washington Column from North Pines Campground
    Camping,  Gear,  Travel

    What to Pack for Yosemite in the Spring

    Though Yosemite is located in central California, its weather varies greatly from the nearby warmer, dryer central valley. In the spring, temperatures can swing from 20 degrees F to 80 degrees F in the span of days – which can make packing a challenge. Like dressing for San Francisco, the key is to bring layers that can be easily added or removed. Read on for what I packed recently for a three-day two-night car camping trip!

  • REI Garage Sale San Francisco - Tips
    Gear,  Tips

    REI Garage Sale: Tips for First-Timers

    Last weekend, I attended my very first REI Garage Sale at the San Francisco store. I know, I know, I’m way behind on this one! From what I read online beforehand, it sounds like the structure and formats of these sales tend to change over time. I wanted to write a post detailing my experience with this location and hopefully provide helpful tips for those looking to join in the near future.

  • Ikedas - Chicken Pot Pie
    Tips,  Travel

    Ikeda’s Pies & More: Visiting Tahoe

    During a previous stay at Hostel Tahoe, a roommate kindly recommended that I check out Ikeda’s Country Market in Auburn, located right off Highway 80. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to swing by on that trip – Highway 80 was shut down from a mudslide and we were rerouted away from Ikeda’s. Luckily, the season was still young and I was able to stop by with my boyfriend on a more recent trip to North Lake Tahoe. While the berry pies came highly recommended, I’m glad we also checked out what else they had to offer – which were equally delicious!