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Kelly Barcus

Tabacon Hot Springs in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

The Best Hot Springs in La Fortuna (for every budget)

The 1968 eruption of Arenal Volcano created a new natural resource for the town of La Fortuna: thermal hot springs. There are dozens of hot springs in La Fortuna, and we’ve narrowed down the best ones for every budget.  The small town of La…

October 30, 2019
Bonneville Hot Springs in Idaho
Idaho

Soaking in Bonneville Hot Springs near Lowman, Idaho

Everything you need to know to visit Bonneville Hot Springs in Idaho. There are hundreds of natural hot springs throughout Idaho’s backcountry, but I’ve yet to see Bonneville Hot Springs pop up on any top 10 lists of best hot springs in Idaho. This…

October 17, 2019
Hiking along Alice Lake in Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness
Idaho

A Backpacking Guide to Alice Lake in Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness

One of the most beautiful (and popular) trails in Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness is the hike to Alice Lake. After spending two nights backcountry camping at Alice Lake, we’re sharing all our tips for hiking this trail and camping at the lake.  Hiking in Idaho’s…

October 15, 2019
Lems Mesa Minimalist Hiking Shoe
Hiking Gear

The Lems Mesa: A Versatile, Packable, Minimalist Hiking Shoe

Searching for a versatile, lightweight minimalist hiking shoe that’s perfect for adventures both at home and on the road? Then look no further than the Lems Mesa. Growing up in Arizona, our main outdoor activities were swimming in the summer and hiking all of…

September 21, 2019
Playa Ensanada Grande on Isla Espiritu Santo Island tour near La Paz, Mexico
Mexico

Exploring Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz, Mexico 

Only an hour ride from La Paz, Mexico via panga boat, you’ll arrive at a desert island paradise. Isla Espíritu Santo, often called the Jewel of the Sea of Cortez, is a small, rocky island with over a dozen white sand beaches surrounded by…

July 18, 2019