Guest Post by Maria Visser Island camping isn't like other camping. For starters, it's usually not far from a beach, so you'll get to enjoy sandy shores as well as fun water-based activities like swimming, surfing and scuba diving. Pick the right island and you'll also have the chance to explore natural wonders such as mountains and volcanoes. Another benefit of island camping is the novelty of it all. You'll see tropical birds instead of grizzly bears; you'll go cliff diving rather than riding on roller coasters. Many islands have unique cultures and histories as well, so if you like checking out shipwrecks, traditional villages and underwater pirate caves, you're in luck! Let's talk about island camping getaways. Let's explore the many possibilities of your trip abroad. Ocea...Read More
If you saw a bear in the wild, what would you do? Resist the urge to approach, marvel from afar – at least, that’s the advice Maria would provide from her own experience. Dutch-born Maria spent her teenage years growing up in California, where she was never far from the marvelous yet terrifying grizzly bear. She now spends her spare time skydiving, bouldering, and practicing competition archery. She has a little bear of her own at home now, a chow named Mein, which doubles as a wrestling partner and memento of what sparked her lifelong love of nature.