Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Hiking Big Room Trail

Carlsbad Caverns is an absolute must-see for anyone visiting Southwestern USA. Located in the Guadalupe Mountains in New Mexico, this fabulous cavern is an unforgettable scenery through one of the largest “chambers” in the world, the Big Room. What makes Carlsbad Caverns a fun place to visit is the self-guided tour; it is indeed possible to take a (long) hike without a ranger inside the cavern. This allows visitors to explore the cavern at their own pace – unlike in Mammoth Cave National Park. Continue reading “Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Hiking Big Room Trail”

Tucson, the Organ Pipe Cactus and Saguaros (Arizona)

Organ Pipe National Monument and Saguaro National Park are two amazing parks in Arizona dedicated to the beauty of the local cacti – yes, English uses latin plurals so it’s one cactus, two cacti, but cactuses works too. I honestly would have never heard of these strange parks if fellow travelers hadn’t told us about it. We stopped to both parks before and after a visit to the great little city of Tucson (pronounce Tooson). Continue reading “Tucson, the Organ Pipe Cactus and Saguaros (Arizona)”

Working at an Organic Farm in Oregon

We’re back! Henri and I are alive and happy but have been busy. We signed up to start Wwoofing at a farm in Medford, Oregon during the summer and ended up staying two months with our hosts. Meanwhile, I got a new consulting gig that is keeping me busy three days a week. Everything combined left me with zero time for blogging. Now that we’ve left the farm for the San Francisco Bay Area after this rewarding experience, I wanted to talk a bit about what we did there and how it changed our perception about food and farming. Continue reading “Working at an Organic Farm in Oregon”

Hiking Napa & Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Still catching up on Fall 2017’s adventures! Back in September, we had the chance to visit a friend of ours working in Napa, California. We took a hike in Point Reyes National Seashore during one of the most important seasons of the year: the mating season for tule elks. Tule elks, unlike some other species, are native from this region and mate during the fall. Continue reading “Hiking Napa & Point Reyes National Seashore, California”