Best Outdoor Stocking Stuffers for Hikers and Campers

Log Cabin Christmas Featuring chrismtas stocking stuffer ideas for campers and hikers

The madness of the holidays has arrived. I am here to help you find the best stocking stuffers for hikers, campers, and any outdoor enthusiasts in your life. These items will sure put a smile on your face. In this gift guide you can find so many things to help make their outdoor adventures more fun, safe, cozy, and memorable.

Exploring Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Artistic photo of hiking boots by the water surrounded by yellow, red, and orange, autumn leaves.

Autumn is such a perfect time to go on a trip to Shawnee National Forest. This beautiful national forest in Illinois is perfect for camping and hiking offering some very stunning views and gorgeous hiking trails. In this travel guide I will be going over the best things to do at Shawnee National Forest, the hiking trails we did, best places to visit in the forest, and much more. I will also be including a detailed itinerary and packing tips for this trip.

The Top 5 Kid-Friendly Hikes in Oahu, Hawai’i

Top of Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail

On a beautiful day such as today, where the sky is bright and sunny, full of life and not too hot, I would grab my girls and go on a beautiful hike. Now hiking with little ones is not easy so sometimes choosing a hike that is good for the kids can be a little challenging. If you are visiting Hawaii you will come to find that Hawaii is filled with all sorts of hikes for any hiking experience level. For this reason I have decided to make it a little easier for you by creating this list of my top five favorite kid friendly hikes in Oahu. You will come to find that there is a little bit of everything in this list. From ocean views on top of volcanic craters to waterfalls in the rain forest and even mountain top scenes. You are destined to have a very amazing experience when venturing of to any of these hikes.

Brewing Coffee Outdoors – 11 Ways To Make Camp Coffee!

a woman holding a cup of coffee while sitting on a log while camping

Nothing beats a good morning like waking up outdoors to the morning breeze and a fresh cup of camp coffee. It is by far one of my favorite ways to wake up. That cool morning breeze, the smell of campfire and freshly brewed coffee, and the sound of birds singing. It is such a relaxing way to start the day. I have decided to make your camp coffee routine a little easier by creating this guide on how to make coffee outdoors. There are many many ways to make camp coffee but I have narrowed it down to eleven ways that can fit any outdoor adventure.

Best Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

A mom and her daughters hiking in Tennessee.

As a mom who loves to spend life outdoors, I love receiving gifts that will fuel my hobbies. However, not everyone knows what exactly an outdoorsy mom would love to receive. In this gift guide I want to share the best gift ideas for outdoorsy moms and all women out there that love to adventure in the great outdoors. I will be covering gifts ideas for hikers, backpackers, and campers.

Guide to Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Alabama

Waterfall at Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park is located in north Alabama in the city of Huntsville. It provides a variety of hiking trails, camping, mountain views, and much more. In this guide I will be going over all the best things to do, best hiking trails to do with your family, places to visit, and more. I will also include our favorite places to go to around Huntsville, Alabama that are outside of Monte Sano State Park.

Hiking Alum Hollow Trail in Huntsville, Alabama

waterfall at alum hollow trail at green mountain nature preserve

After having lived in Huntsville for almost 10 years, I never knew of any flowing waterfalls. Monte Sano had one small one that looked alright after heavy rain but nothing free flowing all year round. I made it a mission this summer to seek out a waterfall. I just knew that with all of the mountains, rivers, creeks, and streams, there had to be something, even if it was a small waterfall. Off I went with my family to Alum Hollow Trail to seek out what I found to be a small Nature Preserve with a not so well known waterfall hike.

Visiting Fort De Soto Park In St. Petersburg, Florida

seashell at the beach waves fort de soto st pete florida

One of the first places my husband and I went to was the beach. We both love being by the water so when we planned our first trip as a couple to Florida we knew we had to take advantage of being that close to the water. During the time we were there us and […]

Guide to Rock Island State Park, Tennessee

rock island state park tennessee twin falls hiking trail

As we were on our way to Fall Creek Falls I decided to do a quick stop at Rock Island State Park. It was on our way there and I just couldn’t help but take advantage of the opportunity that it was so close to our destination. Off we went searching for the Twin Falls […]

Rainbow Springs State Park, Florida

rainbow springs state park florida

I’ve been to Florida many times. Even lived there for a year but never had the chance to really explore much of it. After all, it is a pretty huge state. I’m sure I will never get to explore it all. On our last trip to Florida we had the opportunity to explore a new […]