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Free REI Classes

Man do I love the word “free”.  Has such a nice ring to it.  Ok back to the topic at hand – Free REI Classes!  Living in Arizona, there are so many opportunities to participate in outdoor activities.  I thoroughly enjoy hiking, camping and fishing to name a few.  I’m no expert but I will get out there and utilize all the skills my dad taught be back when I was 7… if I can remember them!  I had heard that REI offered classes on outdoor adventures but not until recently had I heard from a coworker that most were free! 

Top 10 Things to do in Kauai

Upon returning from my fourth trip to Kauai this morning, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share my Top 10 things to do on the Garden Isle.  Before I get started on the Top 10 list, I must provide a warning:  Do not go to Kauai without The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed (or as I call it – the blue book).  Your trip will not be as great.  I promise you this.

How to Pack (Feather) Light

Being the wife of a pilot, we always fly standby.  There are some MAJOR perks to this such as (mostly) free airfare and schedule flexibility.  However, there is one huge downside for us girls:  no checked bags!  It doesn’t matter if you are going to Europe for 3 weeks or Hawaii for 7 days or Austin for the weekend – no checked bags allowed!  As you can imagine, I have mastered the art of packing – whether I wanted to or not.  While going through this packing journey (oh man – never gets old), I have learned that I actually like packing lighter.  It isn’t so heavy to carry, I make decisions on outfits before we leave which removes the guess work out of outfits when I arrive at my destination, and I think it is a fun challenge.