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California Adventures: Visiting Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Nature can have a powerful impact on you, just as it did in my recent trip to some of California’s most beautiful National Parks. My manfriend and I took a trip to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks for New Years, and where there are hundreds of things to do, the following are a few of the things we did, but worth a mention. So if you are thinking or ever wanted to visit these pristine national parks, add the following to your list. Yosemite National Park is well known, not everyone has visited it but most have heard about this…

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How Being in Nature Reminds Us of Our True Nature

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir During the time between Christmas and New Years, my manfriend and I headed to the mountains. I had been craving the forest. I was lusting for the feel of the crisp air on my face and the smell of the snow drenched soil. I needed to hug a tree, knowing my medicine lies within those trees and beneath the starry sky. A break was in order for us both from the high speed craziness of the city. We sat in the pizza hall at Curry Village…

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The Pros and Cons of Living on a Boat

If you would have asked me a month ago where I thought I’d be living by now, I would have never said “a boat”. I am lucky enough to have gotten the opportunity to experience the boat life and, although I was unsure at first, I love it. Living on a boat may sound like upgraded camping, and it kinda is, it has its pros and cons. You know… just in case you were considering. 😉 PRO: Waking up on the water, especially if it’s early enough when the water is still calm and the sun is just beginning to…

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Crossing Things Off the List

My blog fell a little bit on the back burner this summer, but for good reason. Since April I traveled to Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion, Sedona Arizona, Chicago, Rome, the South of France, Long Beach, Lopez Lake, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Los Angeles a handful of times. Also attended an assortment of music shows, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, the LA County Fair, went sailing, and many dinner gatherings with friends. My summer has been jammed packed with continuous adventure that it seemed that I never got a chance to sit down and do some proper writing. So you’ll have…

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California Adventures: Camping at Lopez Lake

After spending a week in the desert for Burning Man I was in need of a much needed trip to a place that housed trees. One of my favorite places to camp in California is at Lopez Lake, which is nestled in the hills and mountains about 10 miles south of San Luis Obispo. I’ve camped there twice before, first time was on my solo road trip and the second was on my way to Lightning in a Bottle. It’s a great place to visit if you have dogs and/or kids, or just if you are just wanting some time in nature….

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Bringing Burning Man Home

Bringing Burning Man home does not mean the several layers of playa dust that coat every single thing you own, a pair of boots that you will forever call your “burner boots”, or the dozen of well crafted gifts that you received for just being awesome. Bringing Burning Man home means something much more than that. When I told people I was going to Burning Man for the first time the usual comment I would get was “prepare to have your mind blown!” Well I was prepared… maybe even too prepared for my first burn. I have way too many…

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How to Road Trip with Your Dog

I love my dogs. I love road trips. My dogs + road trips = happiest girl in the world. But it’s not like I can throw my dogs into an over the shoulder bag and roam the countryside. I’ve got two 70 pound balls of pure fluff. Some would think it’s not the easiest to road trip with my crazy mutts but with a little preparation, road tripping with my (your) dog/s (of any size) is a breeze. I’ve had my dogs sense they were teeny tiny pups and they have been driving around in my car for about the length of…

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