Author Archives : Courtney McCaffrey

About Courtney McCaffrey

I’ve created this page to showcase my freelance writing pieces. The site is named after my grandma’s talk radio show “Bits of Life,” in which she talked about whatever the heck she wanted to talk about, and people loved it. I hope you’ll like my work too. I’ve written on topics from centrifugal juicers to social norms, but when I’m given the freedom to choose my own, I tend to focus on the great outdoors. I live for travel – seeing new places, learning new cultures and surfing new waves. I invite you to browse through my online portfolio, and please check back often as I advance this site into a blog of my thoughts and adventures.

5 Things I Learned While Traveling Baja in a Van 1

Sweltering summer days in North Carolina have me thinking nonstop about sweltering winter days in the van — and how I can’t wait for more. We prepared to hit the road in our 1986 GMC Vandura for months before we finally found ourselves on 1-40 West out of Wilmington in January. We’d shopped for everything […]


5 Tips for an Unforgettable Sri Lanka Surf Trip 2

Sri Lanka doesn’t have the best waves in the world. And although I’m a believer in quality over quantity, the number of breaks you can reach in a 30-minute motorbike ride is one of Sri Lanka’s most alluring traits. That’s without considering the affordable surf-front accommodations, tasty after-surf tea and the ridiculously delicious flatbreads (which […]