My Top Songs of 2018 from Spotify

I generally have a soundtrack in my head at all times. Horrible meeting? Head Like A Hole. Kayaking in Alabama? Dixieland Delight or the Deliverance banjo duel. Late night café, drinking coffee, looking at a somewhat eerie streetscape? LCD Soundsystem’s oh baby (oddly specific, no?). Every time I hear Pet Sounds I think of riding…

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Water On The Go

Being outside means you’re probably moving around, and you need water!  The LifeStraw is a trusted means of getting clean drinking water.  You may have seen the original LifeStraw which is super convenient, but they also make a LifeStraw Water Bottle!  I love the purple one.  I’ve found this helpful if I run out of water on…

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Gary Coleman

I remember using this Coleman camp kitchen in the late 80s.  It has been safely stowed away in my dad’s warehouse for 20 years (is it 20?  Or 30?).  It never really got much use because my dad had an Airstream set up that was immobile but so cool.  If anything, we would use the…

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Storage: Backpacks, Coolers, Dry Bags, etc.

Backpacks My husband and I are both big fans of Osprey Bags.  I have a Sirrus 36 which is good for about a two day camping trip – though I’m sure it could go longer depending on your packing.  I just purchased the Daylite in the Ruska Purple that matches (yay!).  It will be perfect…

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Gadgets

Traveling is a part of my job, so I’m constantly looking for new bags, gadgets, and self-care items to make it easier to travel.  It’s not easy to travel long distances, and a good bag that is utilitarian (bonus points if it is cute!) will make life so much easier when you are cranky and…

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Book Recommendations

I always download a bunch of books before traveling, and I keep my iPad or Kindle with me for any down time I might have during the day.  I’m not much on audiobooks as I prefer podcasts if I’m driving or running, but the convenience of an e-book has grown on me tremendously after having…

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Belize: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Fishing

As I mentioned in my first post about Belize, we decided on Ambergris Caye because of a book called Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die: Kayaking and Rafting Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations.  The first full day we headed out to the lagoon to see what was back there.  It is quite shallow…

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Belize: Food and Drink

In my previous post I realized that I really needed more than one post about our trip.  The food! El Pescador has great food.  Breakfast and lunch are offered during set times during the day.  I discovered the fried jacks (or fry jacks) on the breakfast menu, and they are glorious.  I read about them…

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Spotify Playlist – Big Little Lies

I binged the available episodes of Big Little Lies on Sunday, and while the show itself is well done and addictive, the soundtrack is amazing.  Have a listen: In particular, “River” by Leon Bridges and “September Song” by Agnes Obel really stuck with me.  Really, though, it’s all great.  I saw the great Charles Bradley at Double Decker Festival…

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