Poets have written about forests and trees for centuries. From Joyce Kilmer's, "I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree," to Henry David Thoreau's, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Backpacking is one of the most freeing experiences a person can have. Filling a pack, swinging it over your shoulders, and using your own two legs to take you where you need to go is beyond liberating.
Summer is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to go for a hike in Southern California before the weather gets too hot. There are numerous, lovely day hikes to take in Southern California, but none is quite so picturesque as the trail at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego County.
Alberta, in Western Canada, has a very diverse geography. Large coniferous forests, mountains, prairies, and even some desert badlands are all contained within its borders.
I love grabbing a cup of coffee on the go. There are few things nicer to me than having an iced coffee during my commute in the summer. I never really worried about the fact that the cups were single-use. They were often paper or biodegradable cups, which, fine right? Once I did some more research, I found that it was very much not fine. Here's 6 reasons to use a reusable coffee mug instead of single-use cups.