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Exploring the PNW: Silver Falls State Park

A few weekends back we headed to Silver Falls State Park for our first camping trip of the season. The park is a short 90 minute drive from Portland and is home to the Trail of Ten Falls – a seven mile…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park has been a place I’ve been itching to go for years. Maybe it’s the wild coastline. Or the temperate rain forests. Or the glaciers. Or the elk. Whatever it is, I was jazzed to reserve a campsite for…

Camping with Youngins

Camping. I love it – sharing space with nature, simple living, the bonfire scent that infuses everything from hair to sleeping bags. We’re all there together enjoying whatever it is that’s in front of us. Unexpected things happen when we lose the…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Cape Lookout, Oregon

Coastal camping is so magical. There’s something very special about listening to the waves while laying in a sleeping bag in a cozy tent. So, when I found an available site at Cape Lookout on the Oregon coast, I…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Lost Lake, Oregon

I am a lucky girl to call the Pacific Northwest home. These parts are gorgeous, I tell ya. One of the things I love about living in Portland is that even the shortest of road trips yield huge rewards. We’re maximizing…

BYOT (bring your own toilet)

This weekend we’re heading out for our first camping adventure in Oregon! I’ve yet to camp north of the Redwoods (Santa Cruz mountains) and I can’t wait to explore a new plot of PNW land. We’re headed to Cape Lookout State Park on the…

Happy Campers: What is your favorite camping meal?

My family likes to celebrate Fall with a camping trip or two. We’re headed to the Sierras this weekend and I am so excited! As all campers know, abundant food makes for happy campers. So, the Bodies don’t mess around when it comes…

Places to go, camping to do

Has anyone tried to book a campsite in California recently? Reserving a site is way too difficult these days! We are planning a trip for mid October and figured we would have our pick of campsites, let alone campgrounds. You…