Mexico has never been at the top of my list of places to go. Actually, I’m ashamed to admit that I’d been to Tijuana once on a youth mission trip and didn’t feel a strong desire to go back. How’s that for voluntourism? But then my friend Steph won a trip to Cabo by whistling […]

The Grand Canyon State

A few years ago my parents bought a house in Surprise, Arizona. Yep, the town is actually called Surprise! It’s just outside Phoenix. When my Dad retired at the end of last year they headed off to fulfill their destiny as snowbirds and I joined them over the Easter weekend. We went to see an art […]

Extreme Wilderness Glamping

Apologies for the way-later blog. I just started a new job and it’s beautiful out. Between working and world cup and patio nights who even as time for the internet anymore, amiright? For the July long weekend Jenn, Raur and I took off to the Okanagan for the girliest camping trip of all time. We […]

Camp Vibes

When I was a kid, we used to camp at Radium Hot Springs every summer. Most years we coordinated with our extended family and booked campsites all together so there were approximately one hundred Weiss cousins running around in the forest every July. My Mom’s family has been going there every year since before she […]

Island Life

Last weekend I went to the Island with a few nearest and dearest to celebrate Tiff’s birthday, and we didn’t really do a whole lot but it was great.  We made food together, hot tubbed, played board games and watched a few episodes of Modern Family we had all seen before. We managed to have […]

Oregon Trails

Every New Year’s, I write one of those year-in-review posts. One of the questions is , “What did you do this year that you’d never done before?” This year the list will be a mile long thanks to Africa and all these extreme camping trips I’ve been going on. I’ve lived on the west coast […]

Camping is in tents

There are at least a hundred things I’d never done before leaving on this trip that I have after this week at camp. Sleeping on the deck of a boat as it sails overnight down the longest lake in the world is one of them. I woke up last Monday morning to the sunrise and […]