Curated For a Life of Adventure


The power of simple - are cooking muscles a thing? Plus, my dead simple salad dressing ratio

Recipes, Products, BusinessJohanna Stein

It seems like simplicity is all the rage right now when it comes to food culture. Now I am not talking about Paleo or Farm to Table cooking. You may have heard of the new app Not Recipies launched by the popular foodie blog Food52. It's all about things you've made a million times that you could explain how you made them in a few moments. Think that conversation you had with your neighbor about making asparagus where you shared that you like to use a little lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt to give the steaming water a bit of a punch.

Prepping for a camping trip in 5 simple steps

Random Outdoor, Travel, Trip PlanningJohanna Stein

Camping season is just beginning here in Northern California. We just got back from our first local excursion. This was the first time we took out our full kit in 2016 as our last trip was more of a hybrid camping-luxury-hotel-culture excursion. Getting your gear in order and planning for a trip especially the first time during a season has a few special quirks, but I think there is a pretty standard 5 step process to get ready.

Napa and Sonoma Inspiration

Random Outdoor, TravelJohanna Stein

To celebrate the new year and get inspired we took a weekend trip up to Napa and Sonoma with some foodie friends from Chicago. On our adventure, we explored several wineries that are "family businesses". CampEats is like a newborn compared with these established, multi-generational, powerhouses that have grown from someone's dream to sustainable enterprises. I wanted to share a few of their stories and

Should we be buying what they are selling?

Random OutdoorJohanna Stein

Like many of us I try to live my best life. And one of the things that has really struck me recently is the all the research around experiences and happiness. There is a great article in the Atlantic, where the James Hamblin thoughtfully shares the research. The key takeaway from the science is that experiences not things lead to happiness. And that experiences thoughtfully planned and positively anticipated well in advance lead to maximum joy.