This one is for all you Southern California campers out there. A camping weekend can be such a fun little getaway where you can relax, get out into nature, have some fun, go hiking, and just enjoy a change of scenery.
If you’re on a budget, camping can be an amazing getaway that can help fuel your desires to travel and explore all while staying within the confines of your tight budget.
If you’re in Southern California like me, you might be looking for good campsites that aren’t too far from home. Sure, it’s fun to go camping at Sequoia or Yosemite or Big Sur, but those places are a pretty long drive to get to, and sometimes you just need to get away for a weekend.
I’m almost ashamed to admit that it took me 33 years of living in Southern California to finally get myself to Joshua Tree National Park. On the other hand, it made my recent excursion over there a delightful, fresh experience for this So Cal native who has “done it all” (although apparently not, hahaha).
I am happy to announce that today’s post comes to us from Harris Norman from ProSurvivalist.com and goes over the essentials you should pack in your survival kit, either for that epic camping trip you’ve been planning, or just to have around the house so you can be sure you’re prepared for any eventuality. ProSurvivalist.com features all kinds of survival tips for camping and outdoor living, so it’s a great resource if you’re interested in the subject, and contains a lot of fascinating reads. Check it out! Without further adieu, I’ll let Harris take it from here…
Today’s post is brought to you by Mike from Pinch-Flat.com, a blog for cyclists that includes everything from information on gear, training tips, information on bikes, and of course, traveling as a cyclist. It’s a great blog and it definitely makes me want to dust off my neglected road bike and hit the road, so if you’re interested in cycling you should definitely check it out! Today’s post is a list of Mike’s top ten cycling destinations around the world. Read on for more!
If you haven’t heard of the Annie’s Canyon Trail in San Diego County yet, continue reading. This trail in Solana Beach in the North County Coastal region recently opened and has already become pretty popular, and for good reason. The Annie’s Canyon Trail links up to the San Elijo Lagoon trails and is a really cool trek through a fascinating narrow canyon.
There is a somewhat brutal tradition in Canada’s Vancouver, B.C., and that challenge is called the Grouse Grind. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, the Grouse Grind is a brutal ascent up Grouse Mountain on foot.
If you’re looking for a great place to go camping for the weekend in the San Diego area, look no further than the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
I’m excited to announce a guest post today from Jenny Holt, a freelance writer and mother of two. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about how to avoid some common hiking mistakes. I hope you enjoy her article!
Attention, San Diego area locals and visitors: there is a volcano in our midst! Yes, I said that right. There’s a volcano in our midst! (I had to repeat myself for dramatic effect). Nestled in the relatively sleepy seaside town of Carlsbad (a.k.a. home) is the Calavera Nature Preserve, where one can go on a leisurely afternoon hike past a tiny lake and to an extinct volcano! Who ever said there’s nothing cool in the suburbs?
I am pleased to announce that today we have a guest post from Lucy Gomez at GetCampingWild.com on the top 10 essential items you should bring with you whenever you go camping. If you’re into camping and outdoorsy activities, Lucy’s blog has a wealth of information on the subject, so definitely check it out!