Oh, road tripping. It’s one of those fun, adventurous things you can do year round and on a pretty small budget. Quite frankly, a day trip to your nearest outdoorsy happy place counts as a road trip in my book. The weekend and longer road trips tend to get more attention, but if you’re in the car on a mission to love life…it’s a road trip! Don’t sell yourself or your adventures short!
Leave no trace essentially means that when you head outside you should quite literally ‘leave no trace’ of your time spent in the wilderness. While we do want to head outside to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer we need to be careful about how much of an impact we have. The principles of Leave No Trace are there to help keep our impact in check. These principles address everything from where you hike to how you interact with animals to what you do with your poop. Let’s dig in…
In the perfect world you won’t need to use any of the gear your stash in you “Ten Essentials” go bag. Unfortunately this is not a perfect world and it is paramount that we head into the wilderness prepared for the worst case scenario. This is where the ten essential systems come into play.
The ten essential systems are meant to provide you with the basic items to survive an unexpected overnight in the wilderness.
The outdoors are still open, the mountains are still calling and adventure still awaits! You do not need to let the COVID Pandemic cancel your summer…you just need to get creative in how you adventure!
Keep scrolling to get details on how to recreate responsibly or boop the button below to snag a pre-planned Mini-tinie Adventure for the Colorado Rockies!
The Colorado Rocky Mountains are blanketed in colorful, delicate wildflower blooms three seasons out of four. Due to the long, sunny days and open meadows you’ll find an ever changing variety of wildflowers throughout the mountains all summer.
All of my experiences were positive + I’d happily return to any of the hosts’ homes to once again become a part of their lives. I want to share a few tips for choosing a volunteer exchange gig that works for…YOU. These tips can apply to WorkAway, HelpX or WWOOF + they helped me find great hosts with interesting backgrounds while learning about new cultures + lifestyles.
When I started to dig into budget travel, especially international, I came across someone’s story about WWOOFing while abroad. They used this volunteer exchange network as a way to reduce costs while soaking up local culture. WWOOF stands for “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms”. It is an online network puts traveling volunteers into contact with organic or permaculture farms around the world.
A list of great books for every adventure — from history to memoir to adventure to fiction, this list has a bit of everything and it is growing!
Carlsbad Caverns National Park has stunning caves below the surface. There are two ways to explore the caves: self-guided tours and ranger-guided tours. Let’s dive into which option is best for you!