There have been a few instances where I’ve been out hiking and forgot a very important piece of gear, like my headlamp or rain jacket. It happens to the best of us, we’re human!  Knowing the 10 essentials for hiking helps us feel more prepared and confident when hiking outdoors. It’s common for the weather […]

10 Essentials for Hiking Safely Outdoors


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Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and work up a sweat during the winter months! It’s my preferred way of getting outdoors during winter because I love how warm I stay while snowshoeing and the trees look magical coated in snow. If you’re looking to dip your toes into winter sports, I highly […]

How to Snowshoe: A Beginners Guide


Woman in a blue winter jacket is snowshoeing on a snow covered trail.

Orcas Island is by far one of of my favorite Washington getaways! On this trip you’ll get to visit the iconic San Juan Islands, hike to some of Washingtons most epic viewpoints, and get a taste of the local cuisine, which is phenomenal. Plus the accommodation options range from beautiful budget campsites to luxury boutique […]

14 Incredible Things to Do on Orcas Island in Washington State

Camping, Destinations, Road Trips, Washington

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