Yosemite High Country – June 9 to 12, 2014

We just couldn’t get enough of Yosemite. Especially with my little episode during our backpacking adventure, both of us wanted to return and see what we had missed. The park is massive and during our last trip we really only saw the Yosemite Valley area, Mariposa Grove and the Yosemite West landscapes near the road. […]

Southern and Eastern Sierra’s from Sequoia NP to Mt. Whitney Portal

We were amazed with the beauty and unique scenery that the southern and eastern sides of the Sierra Nevada range offered. Our original plan was to head south and east from Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. This would send us through Las Vegas and onward to the Grand Canyon, and the National Parks of […]

Fiji’s Mamanuka and Yasawa Islands: Backpacker Style

We arrived in Fiji via sailboat and then spent several days chill-axing off the coat of Vanua Levu, an island northeast of the big island in the Fiji island chain. Saying goodbye to Sophie after ten fun days (well, aside from my sea sickness during the ocean crossing!) was tough but Alison and I also new […]