Boquillas Canyon Trail is one of the more popular trails along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. It’s a short out-and-back trail that both kids and adults can enjoy. This hike is best done in the cooler parts of the year since it’s down by the Rio Grande, which can be one of […]
Review: Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa
Lajitas Golf Resort is located in Lajitas, Texas, about 20 miles from the Study Butte Entrance to Big Bend National Park and just a couple of miles from the West side of Big Bend Ranch State Park. This 27,000 acre resort has most anything that you would want for hanging out in the Big Bend Area.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings – Dutch Oven Recipes
Most people think that chicken and dumplings are difficult or time consuming to make. They can be, but they’re not if you use cheap canned biscuits instead of making your dumplings from scratch, and believe it or not, they’re awesome. Believe me, you wont be able to make enough of this stuff. I made this […]
DIY Camp Kitchen and Supplies Checklist
A lot of people ask us, “Where do I buy a camp kitchen?” The best answer is, don’t buy one. They’re a waste of money for the most part. There’s no need to buy one of those bulky contraptions put together by one of the camping supply companies. Those bulky contraptions put together by one of the camping […]
How to Remove Cactus Thorns
If you spend any time hiking in the desert, it’s almost a guarantee that it’s going to happen. You’re going to end up grabbing or brushing up against a cactus. It’s helpful to know how to remove cactus thorns the right way to help you maintain your sanity while hiking in the desert.
McDonald Observatory – Davis Mountains, Texas
McDonald Observatory sits right in the middle of the Davis Mountains and is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to the area, bringing in tourists, scientists, and students from all over the world. Since the Davis Mountains, and the Big Bend Region in general, offer some of the darkest skies in the continental U.S., along […]
Balmorhea State Park – The Oasis of West Texas
If you’re heading up to the Davis Mountains in West Texas, Balmorhea State Park is a must stop, especially if you want to cool off from the hot desert sun.
Review: The Hotel Limpia – Fort Davis, Texas
While we typically camp in Davis Mountains State Park when we visit the Davis Mountains area, sometimes it’s just too cold, or we’re just too lazy to set up a campsite. We decided for this trip to stay at The Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis, so we could spend less time putting up and taking […]
Cast Iron Dutch Oven Chili
Now that it’s getting cold outside (we’re in West Texas, so it’s just now starting to get cold), I figured it’s time to break out the cast iron dutch oven chili recipe to warm things up. It’s hard to beat a good bowl of chili when the temperature starts to drop. I also rarely pass up […]
Campfire Etiquette – Don’t Be That Guy
When we went up to Colorado for our honeymoon, we found an amazing little spot on some Forest Service land that didn’t have throngs of visitors. It was one of those places that you don’t want to tell anybody about because you know that once word gets out, it’ll end up being overcrowded, and eventually destroyed […]