Camping Gear

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max sleeping pad

Sleep Comfortably with Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max Sleeping Pad

By Jill | March 5, 2021

As we transition from winter to spring, it’s time to dust off your camping gear. For some of us, however, that gear has been useful even through the colder months. But winter camping is sometimes intimidating to new campers, especially as it requires gear that stands up to the elements.   One of the important…

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Sierra Designs

Outdoor travel with Sierra Designs Meteor Lite tent

By Amy | February 23, 2021

While we can all hope travel is slowly getting back to normal, in the meantime, this spring and summer promises to be another outdoor-centric travel season. I love air travel and international adventure, but I plan to take advantage of camping, road tripping, and #vanlife this year, just as I did last year. We needed…

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Outdoor adventure-ready accessories from EcoVessel

By Amy | February 16, 2021

For many of us, 2021 is going to be all about the outdoors: camping, hiking, and outdoor dining. EcoVessel comes alongside very nicely, with a wide variety of beverage and food storage containers that perform well without extra weight, bulk, or waste. The Transit: This mug comes with a beautiful thing: a lid! It has…

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Eureka Ignite Camp Stove

Be the Camp Chef with Eureka Ignite Camp Stove

By Jill | February 12, 2021

Whether you’re waiting for after the pandemic winter to get outside camping, or you live in a place where it’s easy to camp through even the cooler seasons, you should take a moment to think about your camp chow. You like hot meals, right? Why not make it easier on yourself to have the food…

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Sierra Designs Down Moc slippers = work at home bliss

By Amy | February 9, 2021

I’ve been working from home for the last decade, but as a travel and gear writer, I’ve always broken up the at-home monotony with plenty of work trips. Now, I see the same four walls all. the. time. Small comforts make all the difference, and when I find a product that excels during the work-from-home…

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Big Agnes Big House 4

Get Ready for Camping Season with Big Agnes Big House 4

By Jill | February 5, 2021

Whether you’re a regular camper or you just need to get out of the house after months of pandemic, tents have been hard to come by. Everyone wants to get away for a little while.   Last spring and summer, my daughter spent four months in a 6-person tent in our backyard. All that space…

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Alpine Start Instant Coffee

Easy Access to Coffee Any Time with Alpine Start Instant Coffee

By Jill | January 29, 2021

I don’t have a very good record with instant coffee. One time, a friend and I ordered a pot of room-service coffee because the room had only instant coffee. Sure, if I have no other option, I’ll embrace it and treat it as a simple caffeine-delivery device. And until now, I haven’t been happy with…

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GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair for camping comfort

By Amy | January 19, 2021

Without a doubt, this is the year of outdoor-focused travel. Whether you’re car camping, #vanlife-ing it, road tripping, or just enjoying day trips to outdoor areas near your home, the GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair is the perfect accessory. Packable yet substantial, this folding camp chair will have you relaxing in luxury, especially if you’re…

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Big Agnes Deep Creek tarp for winter camping comfort

By Amy | January 12, 2021

Tis the season of winter car camping and van camping. If you’re living the #vanlife or RV life, you know how important it can be to extend your outdoor space. A large, high-quality tarp is an item that can be invaluable in the colder winter months, allowing for year-round camping, and can extend your summer…

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Perfect stocking stuffer for campers: Rapid Rope review

By Amy | December 8, 2020

Rapid Rope is one of those great ideas I’m kicking myself for not thinking of! Recently featured on Shark Tank, Rapid Rope is just that: it’s a can of ready-t0-unspool rope that you can utilize on demand, in whatever amount you need, when you need it. It stays organized and neat in its can when…

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