Articles By: Jessica G

The Gear Guide: 4 Simple Steps to Setting Up Camp

The Gear Guide: 4 Simple Steps to Setting Up Camp
By Jessica Goldstein Adventure Editor The quest for the perfect campsite: it isn’t just about romantic views or the moment when your legs feel like Jell-o from hiking so far that you just collapse on the spot. Your choice of campsite is crucial to the quality of your great adventuring–you don’t...
February 18th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The Gear Guide: 7 Steps to the Perfect Pack

The Gear Guide: 7 Steps to the Perfect Pack
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor You think it would be simple. It’s just a backpack, right? You used to carry your books in one every day. No big deal. Then you pull up to your local outdoor gear store and are suddenly overwhelmed by all the options. It occurs to you that you don’t even know...
January 21st, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

BootsnAll: Putting the “Ready” in “Ready, Set, Go”

BootsnAll: Putting the “Ready” in “Ready, Set, Go”
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor You know the one thing that all would-be intrepid travelers do really, really well? Want. Wanting to go somewhere is as easy as seeing Julia Roberts half-smile on that Eat Pray Love poster with a spoon sticking out of her mouth and thinking, “Oooh, gelato in...
August 23rd, 2010 | Featured, Planning, Traveling Solo & Together, Websites and Blogs | Read More

The Un-Spring Break Spring Break: Sayulita, Mexico

The Un-Spring Break Spring Break: Sayulita, Mexico
Not that there’s anything wrong with the bro-tastic trip to wet t-shirt land or any shame in throwing back shots like a freshman trying to pregame in her dorm before an RA walks by. But let’s just say you were in the market for a beach vacation that felt a little less MTV-inspired. May we suggest...
August 3rd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Budget Travel, Extras, Featured, Featured Getaway, Group Travel, Mexico | Read More

Bring Me That Horizon

by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor Here is something you may have noticed: It’s a big, big world out there. Shining, shimmering, splendid, etc. There’s home, and then there’s everywhere else. What is it exactly that makes us want to bolt from our roots and go someplace completely...
November 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, England, Expats Abroad, Featured, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

The Lost Coast: Northern California’s Untamed Waterfront

The Lost Coast: Northern California’s Untamed Waterfront
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor Before I went to the Lost Coast in Northern California, I’d been to the beach- at least, I’d been down the shore (pronounced “sho-wuh”). The waterfront as I knew it tasted like funnel cake washed down with beer and sounded like Bon Jovi....
October 19th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, California, Fitness & Workouts | Read More

Where the Wild Things Are: Havasu Falls

Where the Wild Things Are: Havasu Falls
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor There are a few things you cannot do when you hike Havasu Falls. I say “when” and not “if” because once you know it’s out there, there’s no not going. Things not to do: take a helicopter down, ride a mule, have a mule carry...
September 29th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, United States | Read More

Go West, First Family!

Go West, First Family!
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor Usually the Obamas put the First in First Family, but when the President took his family to Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon last week, he actually became part of a pretty long-standing Commander-in-Chief tradition. Bill Clinton visited the Grand Canyon in 2000...
August 20th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Tours & Attractions, United States | Read More