Category: Travel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Dog Lovers Dream Town

We had an opportunity to visit the coastal cities in Monterey County back in April. We’ve never been up there, so I was excited. I was especially excited about visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea (a.k.a Carmel). The town is known for being dog-friendly. Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the Pacific coast, about 330 miles (530 km) north of Los Angeles and 120

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Sunset Watching at Kelso Dunes

Kelso Dunes Dog-friendly

After we visited the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah back in 2017, I was hooked! Sand dunes are so cool, and it’s a fun place to explore with your dog. This winter, we headed to another sand dune park that is closer to home. During our recent road trip to the Mojave National Preserve,

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Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Mojave Desert Lava Tube is one of the popular destinations in the Mojave National Preserve. This short easy hike is family-friendly. It begins at the dirt parking lot off Aiken Mine Rd. Although this hike is rated easy based on the distance and elevation gain, it has a few challenges worth mentioning. The first challenge is the

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Hike to Awa’awapuhi Lookout

Awa'awapuhi Lookout Kauai

When I visited Kauai last fall, I had a chance to hike a few trails in Koke’e State Park on the west side of the beautiful Garden Island. The trailhead for the Awa’awapuhi Trail is off Kokee Road. Enter “Awa’awapuhi Trail Parking” in Google Map. Easy enough. There is no bathroom at the trailhead so stop

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Hiking to Ho’opi’i Falls

Po'opi'i Falls

When I vacationed in Kauai a few months back, I made sure we explored a few trails. It’s my 3rd trip to this paradise and so far, I didn’t have to repeat any hikes. In fact, my hiking wishlist grows after each trip. There is plenty of beautiful trails to explore on the Garden Island

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Guest Blog: Top Dog-Friendly RV Campgrounds Near Hiking Trails in California

We are delighted to share our next guest blog by Shelley Trupert at Outdoorsy! Dreaming about renting a cool RV and traveling with your four-legged friend by your side or love camping but cold winter nights aren’t your thing? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe next Thursday is Thanksgiving already? Gosh, holidays are just around the corner! If the holiday season has sneaked up on you, don’t panic. We’ve come up with 10 awesome gift ideas for your friends and family. These are items that either we have tried and loved or would love to add to

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