Rethinking Adventure Food with Fishpeople Seafood

A few weeks before I set out out on the Pacific Northwest Tour, I got a treat. The folks at Fishpeople Seafood contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out their products and sharing my thoughts with you all. One of the running jokes amongst the outdoor community, particularly ATQA, is my enthusiastic dislike of cooking. So …

The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 4

Today marks the end of the four weeks on the road in the Pacific Northwest tour and we’ve had some amazing fun between Salt Lake City and Portland. What I’ve been up to… 1 day from Salt Lake City to Craters of the Moon: We exited SLC and plodded our way to Craters with several geocaching stops as well as …

The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 3

Three weeks into the Pacific Northwest tour and I’ve collected Fred and George in Denver for Stage 2… the actual Pacific Northwest part. What I’ve been up to… 1 final day in Great Sand Dunes: Hiked the amazing Mosca Pass and began dismantling camp. I found myself stalling a bit on the morning I left. It’s very hard for me …

The Pacific Northwest Tour: On the Road Again

So now that I’ve finally finished chronicling the Overland Expo to TBEX trip… it’s time to set out on another journey. On Tuesday, May 13th, I’ll be heading out to Overland Expo once again. It will be the kick-off destination of another 10,000-mile(ish) road trip. As we well know, a trip of this scope lends itself to major changes along …

Postcards from Real Life: Planning

So I’ve done a post-mortem of last year’s big adventure but I’m way behind in putting together a plan for Camp Granola’s upcoming expedition. It’s quickly approaching and while I only plan to the extent that I have a skeleton of an itinerary, there are some advance considerations necessary. Given that we’ll be traveling in high season AKA summer, I …

Memories of Trees

So the good folks over at Boots N All have been issuing weekly Indie travel Challenges all year. For all of my good intentions, I’ve yet to get a post submitted…until now. Last week’s challenge was to simply to pick five travel photos to share. As you can see in the challenge post, the author chose images from some obviously …

George’s Birthday Adventure: The Long Road Home

When you’re facing the end of a trip, it can be hard to let go right? George’s Birthday Adventure had been truly epic and the 2,000+ miles back to Georgia seemed so boring. So in true Camp Granola style we opted to make it not boring… Four Corners… Which is how we found ourselves at the Four Corners Monument. With …

George’s Birthday Adventure: The Utah Chronicles

So after escaping Death Valley remarkably intact, Camp Granola set off to Utah. We’re used to traveling off-season…one of the many perks of roadschooling. I had a slightly rude awakening however, realizing a bit late that it would be Spring Break for much of the country by the time we reached Utah. As Scooby would say…”R’uh R’oh!” A quick review …

Seeds of a Road Trip

So obviously I haven’t completed the tales of our last three months of adventures, but that’s because we’re so busy having them. That’s certainly a good thing. I figure I’ll catch up eventually and if I don’t…well, that just means we have our priorities straight and having a grand old time here. Just to give you an idea, here’s some …