I was asked to be Lorissa’s Kitchen’s Travel Expert for 2017 (so excited!) and I’m pleased to bring this Camping in Yosemite Guide as the first of our partnership. I was compensated for my time. Stay tuned for more!
Good people, great food, off the grid and exploring the great outdoors. My happy place, if you haven’t figured that out already.
This wasn’t our first trip to Yosemite. C and I went with a couple of friends in September of 2015 and that trip was equally as awe-inspiring as this one. But they were also different in so many ways. When we went in September 2015, California was still in a drought and it was the end of the season so none of the waterfalls were running. Yosemite was certainly still beautiful, but not nearly as lush as this visit. But with lushness comes rain so it’s not surprising that it rained all 3 days we were there. All the rain meant snow in the mountainous meadows so we couldn’t get up there this time, but the weather also forced us to explore some of the less popular nooks and crannies of the park that oftentimes get passed over for the spectacular views of Glacial Point or Tenaya Lake.
We also had a different crew with us this time. As many of you know, I went to summer camp for 10 years in New Hampshire and the friends I made there will forever hold a special place in my heart. You’ll remember Dale and Erica from the post I wrote about our camp reunion a few years back, but Dale and her boyfriend Dave are on a cross-country road trip and me, Erica and C decided to tag along on their trip to Yosemite. We couldn’t have asked for a better group!
On this trip we also decided to camp rather than stay in one of the cabins at Half Dome Village. So this post is written more as a guide to anyone looking to camp in Yosemite. Together I think this guide and the last one give a really well-rounded picture of Yosemite and what to explore on your next trip to this stunning national park.
Be sure to watch my Yosemite Travel Diary that captures the full experience. We live-recorded the audio to the video and I’m so proud and excited to share the final result!
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It’s no secret that for the last few years I’ve struggled with hormonal acne. I’m happy to say that things have really started to improve and I’m working on a post to update you where things are at. But one of the reasons I think I’ve seen some great improvement is because of the skincare products I’m using. As someone with dry, sensitive skin that is also acne-prone, it’s been tough finding products that work for me.
I’ve gone through a lot of products over the last few years, some natural, some unnatural and while I’ve found a few I love and continue to use, none of them even compare to my loyalty to Luminance Skincare. If you’ve seen any of my previous Favorites Videos, you know my devotion to them. From their masks, to their cleansers to their acne serum, I’m not only in love with their products, but have found they work wonders for my skin.
So I reached out to their team to see if their founder, Kim Emanuel would be interested in coming on the show to discuss natural skincare and why their products and other natural products are important for caring for our skin.
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