Jalama Beach, California

Dear Friends and Fellow Campers, My latest news is that I’m taking up RVing in my recently purchased Roadtrek 190 Versatile! My maiden voyage was to Jalama Beach, about an hour and a half north of Santa Barbara. Its rather remote location makes it an ideal place for campers, surfers, and at certain times of […]

Gearing Up for Spring Camping

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Hello Fellow Campers and Future Camping Enthusiasts, Gourmet Girl Gail here.  A real chill has set in on the west coast, and it’s getting down to freezing in some areas. As much as I don’t consider myself a wimp, I”m holding off until the weather warms before I head up to El Capitan State Beach, […]

Hipcamp Is Not Only for Hipsters

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here with another bucket list adventure item for 2018. I joined Hipcamp several years ago but haven’t taken the opportunity to check out any of their campsites, yurts, or cabins. The mission of Hipcamp is to get more people outside. They’ve got over 285,000 U.S. locations, including campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, […]

Ringing in a New Year … Mindfully

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara, after having been evacuated for ten days due to the Thomas Fire. Where I went and who I spent time with in those ten days was comforting in so many ways (I’m extremely thankful!), but it seems more than fitting as we herald […]

Road Trip to Southwest Arizona!

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. We trust everyone had a glorious Thanksgiving! There is so much to be grateful for, and we feel blessed each and every day for our good friends, including all of you, and the wonderful possibilities for new adventures and experiences in the future. A couple of weeks […]

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Well, almost. Gourmet Girl Gail here. I’m off to Phoenix for the holiday with a dear friend. We’ll be staying in an RV Park run by Scott Swanson and his mother. They’ll be cooking the turkeys and we’ll be helping with the sides. Sugarless cranberry sauce is a specialty of mine during […]

Feeling at Home Again in Big Sur

To Our Adventuresome Friends, Gourmet Gail here. I finally made it back to my happy place … Big Sur. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve camped at Ventana Campground where we did most of the recipe testing for our book, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook. The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge at the north end […]

Odd ‘n Ends from the Gourmet Girls

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Hello Fellow Gourmettes, Gourmet Girl Gail here. First off, we want to say how distressed we are about the devastating fires happening in both northern and southern California. We’ve spent a lot of time up in Sonoma and Napa, and these fires are now considered among the deadliest in state history. They have scorched more […]

Sisters on the Fly Take 2

Hello Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here to report on my newest adventure with the Sisters on the Fly, the largest outdoor women’s group in the United States. Over this past weekend, I heard that there are upwards of 9000 members (I’m Sister #8516, so that tells you what a newbie I am!). Nonetheless, […]