Finding peace and quiet in the middle of Orange County can be difficult. The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to find it. This sanctuary and marsh provide a quiet retreat with lots of options for walking, bird watching, or just relaxing in nature. The Sea & Sage Audubon Society work with the sanctuary to protect birds, wildlife, and their habitat. They provide an amazing escape in the middle of Irvine, California!
When we got new mountain bikes, we quickly realized that we needed a sturdy bike rack. The Thule T2 Pro XT has been perfect for taking our bikes to local trails and to big adventures further away! It fits our 2015 Subaru Crosstrek perfectly, and looks just as good as it fits!
A great hike in Idyllwild, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. The trail starts from Humber Park and meanders along the hillside with multiple creek crossings, great views of Tahquitz Peak and San Jacinto and fantastic forest scenery.
We love the Point Reyes National Seashore area, and similar to our first visit, we left the second visit already planning for next time. We hiked Bear Valley to Meadow to Sky to Coast and back to Bear Valley, and would highly recommend this loop (despite a terrifying bee sting)! The hiking here is great, and the area is just beautiful!
When you spend a good amount of time traveling or camping, having clean and good tasting water can often be a difficult task. If you aren’t familiar with Lifestraw, take some time to look into them and what they offer. We love the filters and having clean water, anywhere we go. It’s fun to dip a bottle into a river, and take a drink through that filter, too!