Travel

Virginia City: Historic Nevada Delight

Where do you go after you’ve been to hell and back? Last month at the end of my epic Hell Hike and Raft adventure, my crew mates headed back home […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Last stop… North Carolina

After nearly six weeks on the road in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we decided to cut the trip short by a week to accommodate our weary teen traveler. […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Philadelphia Blitz

Although you may have noticed this already, let me set the record straight before I share the next few adventures on the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. I’m an outdoor […]

Life

Musings on Roadschooling…

Today I’m moonlighting over at Mommy Hiker with my thoughts on roadschooling with Fred and George. I hope you’ll go check it out and show Jen some love. She is […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Rhode Island Adventures

Somehow on our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we managed to fritter away six days in Massachusetts, some of them actually successful. It was time to move on, though. Originally […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Roadschooling in Concord, Mass.

If you’re keeping up with the tales of our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, you know that we struggled greatly with a string of travel woes during our six-week journey. […]

Photography

George L. Smith State Park: A Photo Essay

Last weekend, the Camp Granola crew set off for a camping adventure in George L. Smith State Park in central Georgia. It was one of many trips we’ve taken around […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: 24 hours in Boston – Part 2

So you’ve got 24 hours in Boston. The first night was spent indulging your little nerds at Car Talk Plaza and the Museum of Science. With one morning left to […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: 24 hours in Boston – Part 1

After a night catching up with high school friends, it was time to figure out what to do about our altered arrangements. Wendy had given us some great ideas of […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Adams National Historical Park

Even though our entrance to Wompatuck State Park was not easy, we were ready to use our camp as home base to explore the Boston area for a few days. […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: The rain in Maine… again.

So we were driving back through Maine. Again. Through torrential downpours. Again. It was a slow drive, but fortunately I’d left myself plenty of time to get from Fundy National […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Fundy National Park

I awoke in a fog on Day 27 of the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. After a horrible, mostly sleepless night of battling technicolor food poisoning, I wasn’t exactly refreshed […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Canadian Geocaching Mission

When I last left you in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, the Camp Granola crew had made it to camp in Fundy National Park after several days of pure […]

Life

Val in Real Life vs. the Atlanta Snowpocalypse

As you know, Atlanta has been the focus of scrutiny and ridicule following the absurdity of last week’s snow-induced debacle. And, as you also know, we were right smack in […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Slogging our way to Fundy

So when I left you in our Overland Expo to TBEX saga, we were suffering from a string of failures, bad weather, and our own stupidity. And that’s how we […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: The Rain in Maine

When I last left you in the Overland Expo to TBEX saga, we were leaving Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire a couple nights earlier than expected. The combination […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: Franconia Notch State Park

After surviving our frenetic entrance to Franconia Notch and our first night in the new tent, it was time to explore. The rain had subsided to an occasional sprinkle so […]

Travel

Overland Expo to TBEX: The Long Way to New Hampshire

After our brief stop in Seneca Falls, the Camp Granola crew had some decisions to make about how to tackle the remainder of our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. We […]

Life

Getting mileage out of 2013…

With all of the year-end recaps happening out there I got inspired to go through the images of Camp Granola’s 2013 adventures. I thought I’d pull out a few gems […]

Travel

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

At this point in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we’d been living out of the car for three weeks. This trip was unusual for the minimal camping we’d been […]

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