We recently took a trip to The Big Easy; New Orleans, LA. While I’ve been to this bustling city as a child, there was no way to prepare myself for the fun, excitement and good times that keep on rolling in this high-energy metropolis. A city with a rich history and checkered background, today it’s a huge cultural hub where those who like to party, learn about history or explore a unique area that people visit in droves. Continue reading
What are you up to this weekend? Going to the forest this weekend is FREE!
Celebrating the great outdoors is a great option since this Saturday, June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day. In honor of the event, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon. Continue reading
No place was more perfect to spend my 1st wedding anniversary than in a beautiful little whitewater rafting town called Riggins, Idaho. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Pullman, we traversed along the Camas Prairie before descending into one of the first towns in legendary Hell’s Canyon. Continue reading
Friends, family, work life and hobbies take up a lot of our time. But many people often forget to take some time for themselves. One of the best things to do to reconnect to your true self is to reconnect with nature. Taking a walk through one of the U.S.’s 154 national forests will recharge the you in you. Continue reading
I could feel the wet moisture in the air as we walked through the basin of the waterfall. I love that you can still feel the wind current of what used to be water in waves in a prehistoric riverbed. Palouse Falls is a special and ancient waterfall that is one of the biggest in the state of Washington. You’d never know it since it’s tucked into a deep canyon and hidden away behind farmland. Continue reading
I made some enormous friends recently on a camping trip. These strong and tall ponderosa pines towered above us and reached for the sky. The sun was patchy and hidden for most of the day, but the trees touched it above the canopy all day. Continue reading
I always forget what a wonderful mood nature and new experiences can bring you. I helped out at a vineyard recently and learned how to trim and prune multiple varieties of grapevines to ensure a great harvest and beautifully-sculpted bushes. Continue reading
Looking for a 4-leaf clover in honor of St. Patrick’s Day? Why stop there? You can make clover foraging part of your array of wild edibles and search all year long.
Speaking as someone who has a knack for finding 4-leaf clovers and sometimes even 5, 6, or 7-leafed ones, the more time you spend in clover fields, the more likely you’ll find a 4-leafed one. Foraging for wild clover is a great way to get outside and get lucky in your search for free wild food. Continue reading