Fall camping: Portola Redwoods State Park

Fall camping: Portola Redwoods State Park

Squeezing the most out of summer sometimes means bleeding into Fall (Autumn to everyone else in the world). In order to crowbar in a few more camping trips before the weather really goes south, it’s a good idea to find a campground close to home. Less travel...
Two days in Yosemite National Park

Two days in Yosemite National Park

If you want to get some cute critter sightings out of a camping trip, spending at least two days in Yosemite National Park is a great way to start. I’ve been twice and have so far seen various types of squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and the holy grail of forest...
Planning a successful trip to Yosemite NP

Planning a successful trip to Yosemite NP

Camping in California’s Yosemite National Park either takes months of planning or a Leprechaun’s-pot-of-gold-worth of luck. Actually, it’s usually both of those things at once. Plus a good internet connection and a deft clicking finger. Yosemite is...
Trekking Tasmania: The Overland Track (Part 1)

Trekking Tasmania: The Overland Track (Part 1)

WARNING: The Overland Track is a serious undertaking, requiring well-prepared walkers with a good level of fitness, who understand the risks of walking in a remote alpine area. The weather can change rapidly and frequently, within just a few hours, from burning sun to...