Category: Trail & Sail Life

Scotcheroos Easy No Bake Dessert For Camping

Scotcheroos Easy No Bake Dessert For Camping

When it’s too hot for a campfire & smores, Scotcheroos (Scotcharoos), a frosted Rice Krispie bar, might be the perfect peanut butter chocolate marshmallow treat. Why Scotcheroos Are A Great Camping Dessert You love camping, campfires and smores, right? Your crowd wants a sweet treat that is chocolatey, gooey and crispy. Sometimes it’s just too […]

Berry Smoothie Sunday with Ninja Master Prep QB900B Review

Berry Smoothie Sunday with Ninja Master Prep QB900B Review

One of our fun and healthy food traditions is Smoothie Sunday. We tested our favorite berry smoothie recipe our new RV blender, a Ninja Master Prep QB900B. Berry Smoothie Sunday Recipe It’s a nice change of pace to have fruit smoothies for breakfast on Sundays. We wanted to bring the Sunday Smoothie tradition to our […]

Fitness Challenges to Prepare for Outdoor Adventures

Fitness Challenges to Prepare for Outdoor Adventures

One of the best parts of travel is all of the fun and adventurous activities you can do; hiking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, and more. When those outdoor adventure opportunities arise, you want to be able to say yes. Whether its the opportunity to ride bicycles on the carriage road in Acadia, kayak on Jenny Lake […]

Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail

I used to dream of sailing. I wanted to pull away from shore, using the power of the wind, following an ancient way of traveling. But, I just didn’t know how to get started. You might feel that way, too. So, I thought I would share a few ideas on how you can get started. […]

Going to Camp

Going to Camp

Have you ever gone to summer camp? Do you send your kids to camp? Camp was always a big part of my summers. Every summer, I would go to Camp Shalom, which sadly no longer exists, and Skogforden, which is thankfully still around. I recently had the chance to go back to camp. This time […]

The Trail Quest Challenge

The Trail Quest Challenge

I just hiked at York River State Park over the weekend. It is a very nice park along the York river near Croaker, VA. That makes the second Virginia State Park visit for the year. Earlier, I visited Westmoreland State Park on the Potomac River. Both have nice trails and both have a fossil beach […]

Officially Camping

Officially Camping

Well I am officially a camper. After years of doing tent camping with the Cub Scouts, I am trying a few new things. One is that we have a camper and have been doing some camping in state and local parks. It is pretty cool to be out in nature – hiking trails, swimming, taking […]

Planning

Planning

There are many approaches to travel. Some want to have a complete itinerary with every activity planned. Some prefer to wing it – taking their chances that good things will happen. I don’t know about you, but I guess I am somewhere in between. I came across a quote that summed it up pretty well. […]

How To Travel

How To Travel

There are many ways to travel and many places to stay. Whether you want to see one part of the world or another; stay in a tent or resort; travel by car, plane, boat, train or rv; so many choices. As for me, I like being on the water and hiking on trails. Seeing all […]

Where To Start

Where To Start

America is where the National Park idea was born. The idea that some great places can be enjoyed by everyone. In addition to national parks, there are hundreds of state and local parks. There are so many great places to visit, it is hard to know where to start. There is something special about a […]