Bouldering at the Jardines, Queenstown, New Zealand

Jardines Bouldering Queenstown Bouldering

You’d be remiss to not stop in Queenstown when in New Zealand. It’s the adventure capital of the country with hiking, canyoneering, backpacking and climbing in close proximity. Queenstown climbing is near synonymous with climbing at Wye Creek, or perhaps the crags of its neighbor to the north in Wanaka. Even with the abundance of bolts to clip, Queenstown is home to some damn fine schist bouldering, with stunning views of the Remarkables to boot. Here’s your guide to everything about Jardines bouldering.

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How to Build Out a Subaru Outback Without Any Building

How to Build Out a Subaru Outback

I bought Opal the Outback back in January of this year. It was a scary decision to fork over so much money, but over time. I also realized she’s one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. Since then, I also started a new job, one that allows me to be remote most of the time. Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly perfecting my live-and-work on the road setup. I’m not very handy. I honestly don’t really care to learn or acquire all the tools required for actual construction. I wanted to leave my car largely unmodified. So here’s my guide to a Subaru Outback build out without actually building anything out.

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6 Luxury Items for Outdoor Bouldering

Gifts for Bouldering Outdoors

Bouldering outdoors is just about the laziest type of climbing you can do. Boulderers wake up late and get to the crag after 9am. We measure approaches by how close they are to the car. We don’t like walking more than 15 minutes. Most of our time is spent laying on giant mattresses. I already put together a post on bouldering outdoor essentials. Now, it’s time for bouldering non-essentials. This is a list of stuff you really don’t need for bouldering, but they are so awesome, you’ll be glad you have them.

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Glamping with Tentrr at Falling Waters Oasis

This post is sponsored by Tentrr. All opinions are my own.

Over the Fourth of July this year, I had the chance to stay at one of Tentrr’s Sierra Foothill locations. I picked the Falling Water Oasis due to its proximity to North Lake Tahoe. My plan was to use our Tentrr as basecamp to escape the madness of Fourth of July at the lake while we bouldered our little hearts out over the holiday.

Tentrr Falling Water Oasis Review

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Stay Charged with the Jackery Explorer 240

This post is sponsored by Jackery. All opinions are my own.

I’m the person who always manages to kill someone’s car battery, especially bouldering in Bishop in the winter. Now that I have my own car (Opal!), I’m trying to take extra good care of her. My day job as a software engineer allows me to be remote. More often than not, I am (trying to be) on the road. Toss in my side gig as a blogger and photographer, and I need to power my electronics at all times.

Jackery sent over the Explorer 240 for me to play with while on the road. Here’s how it fared.

Jackery Explorer 240 Review

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Exploring the Greek Islands with REI

I’ve never been one for group travel, but after experiencing REI’s new Greek Islands Under 35 adventure, I’m singing a different tune. This trip isn’t your average group tour. It’s more like hanging out with friends than being tourists. We traveled to places and trails that are off the beaten path, rather than the usual sights. Read on for the shenanigans we got into on the Greek Islands with REI.

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