We’re taking a break from our normal programming at BRBdoingstuff to share our personal heartbreak with you, and a lesson that we’ve learned along the way.
For those of you who check out BRBdoingstuff on the reg, you will know that Big Bend is my favorite national park in the US! That’s why I saved the best for last on my latest road trip across the Southwest.
Although my thawing grumpster self was happy to leave behind the tundra of Saguaro Park, I couldn’t help but think it would be lovely to return with the cactus in bloom and no risk of rogue snowstorms.
Ah, the face of someone who insists snowstorms never happen in the desert.
Coincidentally also the face of someone learning a valuable lesson. Why, as it turns out snowstorms can, and do, happen in the desert. Funny one guys, a real knee slapper!
Welcome to another edition of V Bomb, a hand-picked update featuring the best in adventure news, outdoor recommendations and resources for living an examined life!
At the heart of BRBdoingstuff, we’re women who seek to gain understanding about the world around us through engagement. We explore, learn, try and adventure. Our usual topics include ill-advised feats of athleticism, adventures in remote places and wild outdoor happenings, but today’s post is a little different.
If you caught my latest post about Patagonia, you’ll already know that I didn’t want to leave. Although I don’t believe that all good things must come to an end, my trekking down south was sadly bound by a return flight to Santiago a week later. I left behind a mountain of unfinished business.
Reminder to self: this is an excellent example of a travel planning fail and why you should resist the temptation of scheduling everything ahead of time. Knock that shit off — you know better!
But, the good news remained that I had another week to kick around central Chile to explore the coast!
Guest post by Avani Miriyala
For American Thanksgiving this year I decided to get a little unconventional and swapped feasting on delicious food and chattering away with my amazing family (who I absolutely love, don’t get me wrong), with the land of rice paddies, Nintendo, and green tea: Japan!
My boyfriend, Tushar, and I planned this trip for months and we anxiously counted down the seconds until November and our Asian adventure! We challenged ourselves to pack light, bringing two 55L backpack for our 14 day trip. As a first time backpacker, it was quite a challenge to fit all my cute travel outfits into only 55 liters!
As it turned out, jamming a lot of stuff into small backpacks was a fitting metaphor for our time in Japan!
Welcome to the first ever Verity’s V’Bomb!
WTF is that, exactly? I feel uncomfortable.
I’ve pulled together a shortlist of the cool things I’ve found or explored lately to share with you! Don’t worry, nothing that will get you arrested I think.
For having clocked in around 45 countries it’s wild to think that I’ve only been south of the equator once, with my most recent trip rounding out that pitiful number to two. Moreover, I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to discover how completely incredible South America is (spoiler: it’s my new travel obsession). Regardless, the seal is broken and I’m in love.