Active Guides Travel Planning

Beach Day Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List for your Day in the Sun

Relaxing days on the beach are pretty amazing. But your entire experience can be ruined if you forget something essential, like sunscreen, and have to spend the rest of the day struggling without it. To avoid this, take a look at my comprehensive list of the fundamental items for your chill day by the water. …

Destinations Texas

Central Texas Hikes: A Review of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

This summer, I visited one of my favorite parks in Central Texas: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Known for its monumental pink granite dome, providing an unrestricted view of the Texas hillcountry, this park will surprise you by its grandeur, making for a truly unforgettable experience. On a day hike that I never wanted to …

Active Guides Travel Planning

The Thrifty Traveler: How to Save your Money for What Matters

Let’s face it: travel, including outdoor activities, can be incredibly expensive. A morning on the river or an afternoon ziplining through the mountains can cost more than you were expecting. And the last thing you want to do is waste money on things you don’t need, missing out on these exciting opportunities. As a solution, …

Destinations Texas

Texas Trails: My Top 5 Day Hikes near Austin

Endlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed, filled with beautiful landscape pictures of the Rocky Mountains or the Florida beaches, can be a real bummer sometimes. Especially if you live nowhere near those places. But believe it or not, there is plenty of hiking trails and beautiful destinations to visit everywhere in the world. Living in …

Active Guides Paddling

A River Adventure: Beginner’s Guide to Whitewater Rafting

If you’re looking to try something new and exciting, to go on a real adventure with friends and family, there’s nothing better than whitewater rafting. Getting your adrenaline pumping and your body working, rafting through rapids is the perfect way to get outside and challenge yourself. Because of the intensity of the river and the …