I’m Obsessed With Gregory Mountain Products Border Traveler 30L Backpack
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I’m Obsessed With Gregory Mountain Products Border Traveler 30L Backpack

The Border Traveler 30L is my first Gregory Mountain Products pack and I’m obsessed with it. My obsession starts with the active shield compartment that is vapor and odor resistant, plus easy to clean. After hiking in Moab I left my stinky clothes including grubby socks in the compartment to test the technology. When I … Continue reading

Three Boutique Wineries in Napa that You Should Visit
Explore America / Travel Tastes

Three Boutique Wineries in Napa that You Should Visit

After a two year hiatus I was thrilled to return to Napa Valley for Flora Springs release party I usually attend every February with a group of friends from San Antonio, Texas. An ice storm in Texas caused some to be delayed or completely cancelled which meant impacted some winery visits. After many trips to … Continue reading

Hiking Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park
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Hiking Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park

If you want to experience true wilderness in Arches National Park hike in Fiery Furnace. It’s a maze of towering sandstone walls of endless canyons filled with fins, unique rock formations, unmarked arches, and dead ends. You likely won’t see anyone else, especially if you hike in winter. It is not for the novice hiker. … Continue reading

They’re Snow Farming in Canada: Banff Sunshine Village’s Alternative to Snowmaking
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They’re Snow Farming in Canada: Banff Sunshine Village’s Alternative to Snowmaking

You may be familiar with snow fences, but chances are you’ve never heard of snow farming, especially in the ski industry. I hadn’t heard of it until my recent 3 days in Banff, Canada with Ski Big 3. One thing I love to do while in a destination is learn about its sustainable practices so … Continue reading

Outdoor Research Hoodie and Jacket are the Perfect Cold Weather Combo
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Outdoor Research Hoodie and Jacket are the Perfect Cold Weather Combo

I’m now an Outdoor Research mega fan. It’s because of a hoodie and jacket. I became a fan of Outdoor Research after gear testing their sensor vigor lightweight gloves that are smartphone compatible in December. I featured the gloves in my 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. I liked them so much I got the midweight sensor … Continue reading