The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is one of New Zealand's Great Walks. It is also one of the most popular tramps during the summer, and for good reasons too! The path is nice and wide through the bush, and has many access points through the sounds to lovely beaches! During the summer, locals take their... Continue Reading →
Exploring Whites Bay – New Zealand
Casey and I biked out to Whites Bay to spend the weekend camping and hiking.
Hiking Paekakariki Escarpment Track, New Zealand
The Paekakariki Escarpment Track is part of the Te Araroa Trail. A great day hike with stunning views of the Pukerua Bay and Kapiti Island!
A day at CastlePoint, NZ
Castle Point is located off the coast of Wairarapa in New Zealand. You can find fossils, a lighthouse, and enjoy the sandy beach or a light hike up Castle Rock.
How to Be An Entomologists Assistant
If you open the door to my freezer, you may be shocked to find it mostly filled with containers and jars full of insects of all sizes. My husband, Casey, is an entomologist. His career path is the reason we live in Louisiana, where the bugs grow big and congregate in large numbers.
Dog-cation: Bring Your Dogs to Austin, TX
Casey and I planned a special trip to Austin, TX because we had heard the city was dog friendly and we were far from disappointed!
The Redwoods & Trees of Mystery
During my grandparent's visit, we spent some time exploring Northern California. There was a special area of the Redwoods Casey and I liked to visit, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Saying Good-Bye to Oregon
Casey and I lived in Oregon for about two years. Before we left my grandparents came to visit. We were ecstatic to show them all of our favorite things before our move to Louisiana!
Hiking the Lost Valley Trail
While canoeing on the Buffalo River we met a couple who told us about a trail they had hiked. They said it had a few caves and a waterfall, and that a secret cave was hidden behind a waterfall.
2 Day Overnight Canoe Trip on the Buffalo River, AR
To me camping and canoeing go together like Frodo and Sam, together you have a better adventure! Having a holiday coming up, I was excited to plan an overnight canoe trip with my husband for the 4th of July Weekend.
Camping in the Ozarks
Since moving to Louisiana Casey & I have not been hiking much. We decided we needed to make time for outdoor activities and with the Holiday coming up we figured we could plan a mini adventure.
Damnation Creek Trail at the Redwood State Park
Our family came to visit us from Illinois. During their visit we drove down to Northern California to camp in the redwoods. The Damnation Creek Trail was recommended by the Park Ranger at our campsite. It is a longer, more strenuous hike, that leads to a rocky beach. We were promised that this beach was... Continue Reading →
Eagle Creek Trail: Hiking to Lower Punchbowl & Tunnel Falls – Oregon
Eagle Creek Trail has been described as one of Oregon's most spectacular paths. There are multiple waterfalls along the trail. It can be quite the thrill walking along the cliff ledges. The gem of this hike was the 120 foot waterfall, with a tunnel behind it (also with a bare cliff ledge to walk on).... Continue Reading →
Trail Hunting for Old Baldy – Oregon
Being new to Oregon means unfamiliar trails and parks. Casey and I want to explore different parts of Oregon. So, we bought a book to help us find trails. It has information that says how many miles a trail is, what to expect on the trail, and even directions to find the trailhead. For the weekend we decided that we... Continue Reading →