National Park Pride: My Favorite Parks (So Far!)

Did you know 2016 is the National Park Service's Centennial? All throughout the year, the NPS has hosted celebrations across the country, including free admission days and weeks, special exhibits and ranger talks, and conservation/preservation programs. I absolutely love camping. In case that wasn't clear. And I'm slowly chipping away at the ridiculously long list of national parks I want to visit. Of the 58 official parks in the U.S., I've been to 10 so far. I haven't even made…

The Newest Travel Product You Need In Your Bag

I'm always on the lookout for the newest, coolest travel product that can make my trips (and life) easier. I was recently given the opportunity to try out a brand new product idea: Epic Wipes. They're billed as the "massive wet wipe," but that's a little misleading. These are not your chemical-ridden Handi-Wipes you tote around to a picnic - they're a waterless shower in the form of a body sized, biodegradable, all-natural wipe! The creator got the idea when…

Fear of Traveling: How to Overcome It

There are a million excuses people use not to travel. As human beings, we are creatures of habit and comfort, and to many of us, the idea of throwing ourselves so far out of those safe zones is downright terrifying. But the benefits and rewards of travel are innumerous, and they're too life-enriching to let something as trivial as unwarranted fear stop you from enjoying them. Here are some common travel fears, and how to get over them: Fear of…

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