Hiking is a great fun hobby, and it’s also an awesome exercise. You can burn anywhere from 200 calories to above 1000 calories an hour depending on your walking speed, weight, backpack weight, weather, trail length, and the incline of the trail.Continue reading “Getting in Shape for Hiking”
Zion National Park has a lot of great trails. Since we were only there for a day, we opted for the famous West Rim trail up to Scouts Lookout Point. The hike starts at The Grotto bus shuttle stop.Continue reading “Zion Park: The West Rim Trail and Angels Landing Trail”
Since my wife and I are hiking fanatics, we decided that we needed to plan a hiking vacation, nothing but hiking for entertainment and amusement. We had two choices we were pondering; go north to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, or visit the Grand Canyon along with some other national parks in the southwest area.Continue reading “A Hiking Adventure through the Grand Canyon”
Read our first bad experience to see why we left our Airbnb before even unpacking! After some post-reflection and thought on our experience with this Airbnb, we noted that we could have probably avoided this by doing better research for our Airbnb after noting a few red flags in the listing. I’ll divide this in different sections.Continue reading “Tips for a Great Airbnb Experience”
Along our travels and adventures, my wife and I mostly use Airbnb instead of hotels. This is true about 70% of the time, since every now and then we will stay at a hotel. We both love the experience and concept of Airbnb; you can choose to “rent” an entire home, apartment, studio, guesthouse, and even single rooms. With proper researching, you can find single rooms with a private entrance and private bathroom; similar to what you get at a hotel but less expensive.Continue reading “A Sketchy tale of Airbnb”
This was freezing cold!
The outdoors is something I really enjoy, so when some few weekends ago a friend of mine mentioned the idea of going hiking and camping, I immediately said yes. The night before, my wife and I packed our gear, got the hiking boots ready and were anxious for the next day. Our day started with heading over to Shenandoah’s Old Rag Hiking Trail with a group of friends.Continue reading “Camping in ice cold weather!”