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Surfer walking out of the water at Pacifica State Beach
California

Tips for Visiting Pacifica State Beach

As we were prepping for our move from Southern California last month up to the Bay Area, I started to give up the idea that we were going to have any more classic California summers, with those long, idyllic summer days where you stake…

August 27, 2019
San Onofre State Beach near San Clemente, California
California

A Classic Summer Getaway in San Clemente, California

  Start planning a classic summer SoCal getaway in San Clemente, California by booking a rental home with Vacasa.  Thank you Vacasa for sponsoring this post. Find your Vacasa home for the Summer today! It’s officially summer and we’re looking forward to spending the longer days doing what we love most – hanging…

June 28, 2019
Best Things To Do in the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho
Idaho USA

5 Epic Adventures in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

The Sawtooth mountains rival many of the more popular mountain ranges in the U.S. in both size and beauty, but outside of Idaho, they’re still relatively unknown. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails, fast-flowing rivers, and over 400 alpine lakes, there are countless adventures for…

February 26, 2019
Best Hiking Trails near Mesa, Arizona | Wind Cave Trail in Usery Mountain Regional Park
Arizona USA

Five Easy Hikes You Can’t Miss Near Mesa, Arizona

Looking for great hiking near Mesa, Arizona? These five easy trails will take you trekking through the beautiful Sonoran Desert.  I spent my childhood in the dry, hot desert of Mesa, Arizona. If you’re not from the area, you’ve probably never heard of this bedroom-community…

February 7, 2019
Sunset at Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada USA

A Complete Guide to Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park, located just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Nevada, is a striking desert landscape of bold red rocks. This guide covers basic information about the park, scenic spots, and hikes in Valley of Fire. Tens of millions of…

January 11, 2019
Sunset in White Sands National Monument in New Mexico
New Mexico USA

Camping in White Sands National Monument

To fully experience White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico, go camping among the alabaster dunes. Check out this guide for tips on snagging one of the 10 backcountry camping spots. We’ve visited our fair share of beautiful places on our travels these…

December 22, 2018