Explore the North Shore of Lake Superior

Minnesota has a lot more to offer than just frozen winters and ice fishing. Specifically, it has what locals lovingly call "up north." The North Shore of Lake Superior offers endless sights and recreation opportunities. Driving up State Highway 61 towards Canada is one long scenic overlook dotted with state park after state park. From... Continue Reading →

Visit Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais, Minnesota is so much more than a quaint harbor town butting up against Lake Superior. Once named the “Coolest Small Town In America,” it is also a hub for days and days of recreation along the Lake Superior shore. There is so much to do and see in and around Grand Marais. This post... Continue Reading →

Camping at Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale is the least visited but most re-visited park in the national parks system. We can definitely understand why. It only took us one year after our original day trip to return to the island to try out the camping experience. It lived up to every expectation and then some! Camping on Isle Royale... Continue Reading →

Yosemite National Park

I have a lot of mixed feelings about Yosemite National Park. There are a lot of hikes and sights that I love about the park and then there are other things - like camping, crowds, and permits - that make it a complicated destination. Kenon absolutely loves it and consistently lists it in his top... Continue Reading →

Kings Canyon National Park

In our quest to visit all 61 of the National Parks in the United States, Kings Canyon marked our halfway point. With 30 parks behind us and one under our feet, we can safely say we have seen a good chunk of what the National Parks have to offer. Kings Canyon is little talked about... Continue Reading →

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is generally viewed as a smaller park but there is so much to do and see in this wonderful area. You could spend days exploring the miles and miles of trail system. We only had one day and I really think we nailed it! Here is our trip through one day in... Continue Reading →

Building Physical and Emotional Stamina

A few weeks ago I ended up on what basically amounted to a guy’s trip out to Escalante, Utah. My husband and I invited a multitude of couples to come canyoneer in the greatest place on earth and a whole bunch of them agreed to go. When the week finally arrived, though, every other couple... Continue Reading →

Yakima SkyBox Review

We recently bought a Yakima SkyBox 16 to loft on top of our Hyundai Ioniq hatchback. The Yakima SkyBox 16 is a roomy roof storage box. We purchased a rooftop gear storage for two reasons: One, we have way to much gear. Two, we like to sleep in the back of our car during roadtrips... Continue Reading →

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