Category: Outdoor Recreation

  • Visiting Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) [Kandersteg, Switzerland]

    Visiting Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) [Kandersteg, Switzerland]

    For our last day in Switzerland, we wanted to get any last-minute adventures in as we headed back north to Zurich. After discussing a couple options with Martina, we chose Oeschinen Lake in Kandersteg, near Adelboden. The lake is well-known among the locals of the Bernese Oberland, but less known among tourists. It’s also part […]

  • Paragliding in Switzerland

    Paragliding in Switzerland

    When I think of Switzerland, I think of Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn, and adventure sports with fantastic views. One of the parts I was looking forward to was paragliding! While we were visiting, we saw many paragliders floating through the sky against the mountainous backdrop. We had planned on going paragliding while in the Jungfrau […]

  • Artist Point Snowshoe [Hike 5/52]

    Artist Point Snowshoe [Hike 5/52]

    This one was on my bucket list to complete (since December when we came to house hunt), and it was worth waiting for! It’s been called a competitor for one of the “best views” in Washington, and I would say that is accurate! The area is just gorgeous everywhere you look! Distance: 4 miles, RT […]

  • Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend & Grand Canyon

    Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend & Grand Canyon

    After Day 1: Goblin Valley State Park & Natural Bridges National Monument, we woke up early enough to catch breakfast at the hotel, grabbed some coffee and gas, and hit the road towards Page, Arizona. When we were planning this trip, Kelli wanted to go south instead of north so we had less of a chance of […]

  • Camping & Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Causey Reservoir [Ogden]

    Camping & Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Causey Reservoir [Ogden]

    The beginning of summer always gets me thinking about what warmer weather adventures I should seek out each year. Our friends Rachel & Brandon invited us to go camping somewhere close to Salt Lake City this past weekend. Somewhere that’s been on my summer bucket list for a while is a trip to Causey Reservoir up in Huntsville, Utah (near Ogden). I thought it’d be a fun, quick trip to combine camping and paddling in the Causey Reservoir.

  • Moab Anniversary: 4×4 Tour & Arches National Park

    Moab Anniversary: 4×4 Tour & Arches National Park

    As I mentioned in my previous post, after returning from my work trip in Tucson, we drove down to Moab for a day to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Moab is only about 3.5 hours from Salt Lake, which makes it a great spot for a quick trip away from the city into the land […]

  • Moab: Where Adventure Begins [Utah Adventures]

    Moab: Where Adventure Begins [Utah Adventures]

    Trip Highlights Arches National Park A Hidden Utah Gem: Dead Horse State Park Experience Moab Brewery, Moab’s Only Microbrewery   Day 1 Moab Brewery We left Salt Lake mid-afternoon, arriving in Moab after the 3.5-4 hour trip just in time for dinnertime! We chose to go to Moab Brewery since it offered both Moab-specific beer […]