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Roaming Parkers

The Roaming Parkers are all about Travel, Outdoor Adventure, Conservation, and Food. Come along with us on this journey!

When to hold & when to fold

One of my outdoor mentors told me more than once, “Never, ever cancel an outing just because of what some weatherman says. Unless you see a tornado, we’re going anyway.” That advice has gotten us some direct experience with rain and thunderstorm, jungle heat so bad that it […]

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Trail names

A trail name is the hiker version of a nom de plume or handle or nickname that is used while on the trail. But why do people do the trail name thing? There may be several reasons, including… They want to separate themselves from their regular daily lives […]

6 greatest benefits of Keto lifestyle

When we first started trying a keto diet and lifestyle, one of our coaches encouraged us saying, “Within the first month, you will be able to tell a difference in your body. By the second month, your significant-other can see the difference. By the third month, everyone around […]

Roaming Parkers’ Year of Democracy

Over the years, we have organized our lives and jobs and homeschooling so our breaks fall in March, June, September, and December.  This sort of schedule is perfect for extended roaming or more involved adventures! We try to plan our big trips and events for these four times […]

Green sriracha hot sauce

There’s hot sauce and then there is sriracha! – the amazing delicious Thai hot sauce that hails from the town of Sri Racha. Sriracha hot sauce pairs perfectly with seafood and eggs, but it is also great on meats, in stews, and with pretty much everything else! Heck, […]

Cajun fried cabbage

I don’t know about other regions of the United States and elsewhere, but in the deep South Gulf states, it is a New Year’s Day tradition to eat a meal of cornbread, cabbage, and black-eyed peas. There is a story that the eating of these particular vitands will […]

Huevos Rancheros improvisor

This could have been one of those cooking show challenges where they give you a bunch of stupid random ingredients but specify that you have to fix this particular, amazing dish!   We woke up late last weekend and Elise popped up and said, “You ought to fix huevos […]