5 07, 2022

Tips for Making Delicious Camping Meals

2022-07-05T13:27:28+00:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: The Great Outdoors|0 Comments

Tips for Making Delicious Camping Meals Camping can mean roughing it in the wild and cooking under an open sky. However, it doesn’t mean you need to pluck berries from bushes or fry fish you caught at a nearby river—just a little planning can mean some delicious camping meals! With the right cooking supplies and ingredients, [...]

12 05, 2022

Planning a Lakefront Camping Trip

2022-05-12T21:59:26+00:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: The Great Outdoors, Tips + Culture, USA|0 Comments

Planning a Lakefront Camping Trip If you are looking for a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the sun and fun by the water without spending a lot of money, then a lakefront camping trip may be just the thing for you. Here’s some helpful information to consider if you plan a [...]

15 09, 2018

Fostering Spiritual Growth when Traveling

2022-05-06T06:09:44+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: The Great Outdoors, Tips + Culture, Travel Therapy|0 Comments

by Jennifer Dawson Travel as a Tool for Spiritual Growth Can travel foster spiritual awakening, healing and spiritual growth? Absolutely! If travel is already a passion for you, chances are you already know the importance of a rich spiritual life. Indeed, a top reason why so many people travel is the wish to feel like part [...]

2 09, 2018

7 Ways to Engage with Nature on a Family Camping Trip

2018-09-02T18:54:43+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: The Great Outdoors, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

How To Truly Engage With Nature On Your Next Family Camping Trip Nature deficit disorder has come to be the zeitgeist of the new millennium, with children under the age of nine spending around 7-1/2 hours in front of electronic media and only enjoying only four to seven minutes of unstructured play a day. This is NOT okay! [...]

19 11, 2017

CANADA: Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies

2022-02-15T06:18:05+00:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Canada, Destinations, The Great Outdoors|Tags: |0 Comments

Hiking Tour of the Canadian Rockies Why would I, a hardcore introvert who doesn't like to be told what to do, choose to go on a hiking tour of the Canadian Rockies with two guides and 10 strangers? As a result of 22 years in the suburbs and a decade smack in the middle of [...]

16 12, 2014

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

2018-08-27T05:16:14+00:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|6 Comments

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve LOCATION:  Intersection of Camino del Sur & Park Village Road MAP + INFO:  LOS PENASQUITOS CANYON PRESERVE PARKING: Free lot LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours My expectations were pretty low for a hike smack in the middle of suburbia. This was one of those times when I happily embraced my wrongness. [...]

1 12, 2014

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park

2018-08-27T05:22:35+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|0 Comments

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park LOCATION: Off Camino Del Mar, Del Mar MAP + INFO: TORREY PINES STATE PARK PARKING: If you're lucky, you'll find street parking; $15-$20 in one of two paid lots LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours The 2,000 acre Torrey Pines State Park ("natural reserve" to be exact) is [...]

18 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Elfin Forest Reserve

2018-08-28T05:12:24+00:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|5 Comments

Elfin Forest Reserve Hike LOCATION:  8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029 MAP + INFO:  Elfin Forest Reserve PARKING: Free (in parking lot or on Harmony Grove Road) LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2-4 hours Elfin Forest Reserve is home to 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, one babbling brook, [...]

9 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Fortuna Mountain Hike

2018-08-28T05:15:32+00:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|0 Comments

Fortuna Mountain Hike LOCATION: Near intersection of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. + Rueda Drive MAP + INFO: Fortuna Mountain PARKING: Free lot or street parking near the trailhead LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 3-4 hours Mere minutes after exiting one of San Diego's busiest interstates, you'll hit the end of one of the city's busiest surface [...]

9 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Mt Woodson Hike

2018-08-28T05:21:06+00:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors|0 Comments

Mt Woodson Hike LOCATION:  Lake Poway Park at 14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064 MAP + INFO: Mt Woodson PARKING: Paid lot ($5) near the trailhead LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 3-4 hours If you miss climbing rocks like you did when you were a kid, the Mt Woodson hike is for you. [...]

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