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Debunking Every Excuse That’s Keeping Your From Adopting a Plant Based Diet

Stop with the excuses! The livestock industry is terrible for our planet and our health. I've talked with many carnivores who have considered giving vegetarianism a try and know it's a good idea and would be better for them and the planet, BUT.... there's always a "but". So here you go - every misconception and excuse I've heard as...

The Panorama Trail: Glacier Point, Illilouette Falls, Nevada & Vernal Falls

The entire Panorama Trail goes from Glacier Point past several stunningly beautiful views and waterfalls, and down to the valley floor via The Mist Trail. You can do all or any piece of this hike depending on how much time you have and how vigorous you want your day to be. The trail has some of the best views...

Hiking Taft Point to Sentinel Dome Loop

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Taft Point and Sentinel Dome are two prominent landmarks along the south rim which boarders Glacier Point Road. You can visit each point or connect both into a loop trail for a great day hike. It's a picturesque with views that include a "reverse tunnel view", Half Dome, and Bridalveil Falls. The trail is mostly flat hike with lots...

Hiking Upper & Lower Jackass Lake

This is an absolutely beautiful hike with astounding views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The name Jackass Lake comes from when congress sent the cavalry to patrol Yosemite National Park (which these lakes were originally part of) in the early 1880s. The cavalry used donkeys (aka jackasses) while building roads, which is where the lakes get their names. As...

Best Unique Gifts for Outdoors Enthusiasts That They Don’t Already Have

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When buying gifts for the outdoor adventurer in your life, they more than like have a lot of hiking, camping, or backpacking gear that they already know and love. Don't get them more of the same. Let's face it: majority of "best hiking gifts" blogs out there are all full of generic similar stuff that any avid hiker or...

Adorable Hedgehog Goes Camping

I realize this is completely off topic from the other things I usually post, but this is just too cute not to share! The photos of this little Japanese hedgehog out with all of his camping equipment (which is probably all sponsored by Coleman) literally made me smile from ear to ear and was the cutest thing I've seen...

How You Can Help Napa & Sonoma Fire Victims in North Bay

The fires that have been devastating wine country ranging from Napa to Santa Rosa to Calistoga are still burning and still claiming lives and homes. Thus far the 191,000 acer fire (an area the size of New York City) has claimed 29 lives and over 3,500 homes, businesses, wineries, and farms. There are 21 fires that are still currently...

The 3 Best Meat Alternatives For New Vegetarians

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If you're curious about giving a vegetarian diet a try, one of the best ways to start easing into it is by substituting your current meat intake with meat-alternative products. Maybe do this once or twice a week to start if you aren't too sure about it, or if you're ready to go cold-turkey (pun intended), incorporating meat substitutes...

Eat, Drink & Play at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

A movie lover and wine lover's adventure paradise. Francis Ford Coppola Winery is part vineyard, part fine dining, and part resort. It includes the swimming pool, several bocce ball courts, and the "museum" of film memorabilia. It's a terrific spot to grab some lunch and a glass of wine, or to spend an afternoon relaxing by the pool! ...

Bixby Bridge Near Big Sur

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Bixby Creek Bridge is one of the most famous and admired bridges due to it's stunning appearance and impressive architecture situated against the California Coast. It's basically Big Sur's equivalent of The Golden Gate Bridge. There is a small steep dirt path from the parking lot pull off that winds down the side of the cliff allowing for various...