Winter Vacation is Booked!

Winter Vacation is Booked!

It’s been seven weeks since we got back from our two week trip in France and Bobby and I both started to get the itch to plan our next trip. We have agreed that each year we should take two vacations: one in the summer (a two week adventure) and one in the winter (a one week winter getaway)! While our goal for the summer vacation is to immerse ourselves in another culture and step completely outside our comfort zones, the goal of our winter vacation is vastly different… We have decided that the winter vacation should be a fun in…

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George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, MN

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, MN

We took a weekend camping/backpacking trip in June up in northern Minnesota! The first night we stayed at a state forest campground called, Eckbeck. It was a drive-in campground with two sets of privies, a water tap, and garbage disposal. There was more vegetative screening between campsites than you would find at a state park campground and there were less people. Not to mention that it was only $12 a night! The next day we headed to George H Crosby Manitou state park for our first ever backpacking adventure! Despite the intense bugs and humidity we really enjoyed ourselves! Although…

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France: What to Pack?

When planning the trip to France I was struck with a serious dilemma in terms of packing. All guidebooks strongly suggest that you pack as little as possible when traveling abroad. However, this wasn’t going to be easy for us considering that we were bringing along all of our climbing equipment, clothes appropriate to Paris, and clothes that were appropriate for hiking in the Alps where temperatures vary. In the end we had a large rolling suitcase, a backpacking backpack, a daypack, and I had my oversized handbag. My packing lists ended up being several pages long. We did, however,…

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