This weekend was perfect and beautiful in every way. A combination of old and new friends. Surrounding a campfire and spend by the lake. There was the crispness of the blue water, the stunning summit of Mt Shasta in the distance, and the green nature of the pines.
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Last weekend, we spent our first weekend out in the woods and camping with a group of friends. It was my first trip since moving to NorCal and a much needed reprieve. Not to mention, I was able to get my kayak out for the first time this season. A welcome sight indeed. While I might have encountered a few more furry creatures than I would have prefered, all in all, the trip was a huge success. There are a few tips and tricks that we absolutely love and are perfect, whether you prefer backpacking or car camping.
When it comes to camping, I always find that a few hacks up my sleeve are worth it. This recipe is one of those and a game changer. Whether made in charcoal embers in the bowl of a grill or over a campfire, with a bit of simple prep, this meal can be easily made in the backcountry, on the campground, or in the backyard. Made with simple ingredients, it’s whole, seasonal, and fresh boasting the flavors of summer.
Over the past month, much of life has been spent up in the air and on the open road. There’s something about travel. Past the beautiful feeds, you discover different cultures, those who think differently, and adapt a different rhythm. When creating on the road, you adjust to a new groove, one where spaces and places are meant to be discovered. I’m one who always loves travel seasons. There’s bliss to be found in the newness of adventure, the wildness found in road trips, and the energy of urban environments. It resonates deep within and a value I will continue to create margin for in the years to come, regardless of the seasons of life that may come.
The first week of July is a significant mark for me. I’ve spent the past month traveling, and while fun. It has been an amazing to be back home and not dress out of a suitcase for a few days now. My last adventure of June was a solo road trip north. Our first stop was Portland and then we headed to our final destination, Seattle. It was my first road trip and I wanted to be prepared. After about two hours, music and dancing in the car doesn’t keep me nearly as alert as it should, so I opted to download a few podcasts that seem to do the trick. These are my five favorites and I can’t tell you how enjoyable they made the trip.
Keep reading for our top five favorite podcasts after the jump!