We did backpack camping when we hiked the Narrows in Zion a couple years ago, but we only stayed one night in the narrows, so we didn't need to figure out multiple meals - only dinner and oatmeal for breakfast. Packing for this trip - especially figuring out the food part was a little more challenging.
Planning a trip to Norway can be difficult. The country is large and renting a car can get expensive. Here is my suggested itinerary and the buses, ferries and trains that I took to get around during my trip.
This past weekend we had a girl's trip to Vancouver, BC. While the trip was mainly for the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon, it was also a chance to explore a new city. We arrived on Thursday morning and because it was such a short trip, you could say we hit the ground running.
We really loved Seward, but after spending four nights there, we were ready to start heading north to see what other areas of Alaska had to offer.
After months of researching and planning our trip to Alaska, the day had finally come! We spent a hot 24 hours in Portland and boarded our plane to Anchorage. Like two kids on Christmas Day, we were anxious to see what surprises awaited.
When we started packing for Alaska, my biggest concern was whether or not I'd be warm, dry, wind proof, you name it.
Neither of us had ever been to Portland, or Oregon for that matter. We had a 24 hour layover there and were determined to make it count.