Amtrak sleeper cars are awesome. Covered meals, showers, and a bed to sleep on make cross-country traveling way easier. But, with those luxuries comes an added cost; in fact, Amtrak’s smallest sleeper cabin, the roomette, is usually more expensive than… Read More »How Much Does an Amtrak Roomette Cost? Prices for 2023 (Updated: October 15)
I’m afraid of bears. There are a lot of people who would thoroughly enjoy a far-off bear encounter, but I’m not one of those people. When I’m backpacking, I carry bear spray, because I am 0% interested in making either… Read More »The Best Bear Spray for Backpackers, Hunters, and More 
As someone with both large and wide feet, I know the struggle of researching a great pair of trail running shoes or hiking boots without ever knowing if they’ll actually fit. Columbia is one of the most popular brands of… Read More »Do Columbia Shoes Run Big or Small?
Yellowstone National Park is known for its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and iconic geothermal features. One of the park’s most beloved and iconic animals is the American bison, also known as buffalo. Yellowstone is home to the largest wild bison… Read More »The Best Places to See Yellowstone’s Bison
Thinking about heading to Mackinac island to enjoy a city without cars? Try some whitefish dip and finish it off with some fresh fudge? Before you book your ferry tickets and find the best hotel on Mackinac Island, read this… Read More »What’s the Best Time to Visit Mackinac Island? (2023 Update)
Looking for a breezy yet rewarding hike in Grand Teton National Park? The 3.8-mile Taggart Lake Loop is perfect for you. It’s a simple walk, one with an incredible lake and a full view of the Teton Range. For relaxed… Read More »Hiking to Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park
Bear canisters are the top choice of backpackers, hunters, and park rangers when it comes to food storage in bear country. If there’s no metal food locker around, a bear canister is what you need. This guide will cover bear… Read More »Bear canisters: everything you need to know
Delta Lake is one of the most incredible alpine lakes in the lower 48. It offers incredible views of Grand Teton, Teewinot, and Middle Teton peaks, and is the perfect spot to hang out. Interestingly, there is no official trail… Read More »Hiking to Delta Lake in Grand Teton National Park
I’ve discussed this encounter a bit already in my article about how being close to a few bears finally helped me process and get over my fears. But, today, I’d like to take a second and fully share the story… Read More »When a Grizzly wakes you up: tales from the trail
In a word: absolutely. Bear spray is a must-have for hiking or backpacking in Grand Teton National Park. Of all the national parks in the lower 48, Grand Teton might be the #1 spot where you will need bear spray.… Read More »Do you need bear spray for Grand Teton National Park?