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Archives for January 2015

Finding “Home”

Finding “Home” | Amelia Isn’t it always so easy to want what we don’t have? The whole “grass is greener” mentality is real and not just something that affects us in younger and more vulnerable stages of our life. I … [Read more...]

Using photography to share and inspire

Through a mix of wide shots for context and close-ups to highlight details, Erika Wiggins, aka “The Active Explorer”, incorporates visual storytelling in all of her articles. Photo by Erika Wiggins. I was deeply honored to be featured on … [Read more...]

British Columbia’s “Big Island”

After a month and a half of travel through western Canada I finally arrived on Vancouver Island. (It really IS a big island… the largest Pacific Island east of New Zealand!) I ended my last post with an overnight stay in an IGA parking lot … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Kavu Styles for Women

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Kavu Styles for Women | Amelia Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite  styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Men’s Loch Lomond Omni-Dry® Waterproof Jacket

My last two waterproof shells were not good long-term investments. Both were from popular and otherwise reputable brands. Both were sold as technical outdoor shells. Both cost a lot. One leaked at the seams right from the start. Not sure what the … [Read more...]

Teaching Outdoor Kids about Weather

Teaching Outdoor Kids about Weather | Amelia Today I welcome my family friend, Erica to the blog. She hails from Kodiak (yep, the island known for the “Kodiak bear”) where she lives with her husband and two children. While my experience … [Read more...]

Why My Kids Still Get Outside When They’re Sick

Why My Kids Still Get Outside When They’re Sick | Amelia Mammoth Hot Springs (where we live) is often referred to as a “cesspool”. Gross, I know, especially when you are imagining the majestic beauty of Yellowstone. But, let me … [Read more...]

Affordable Family Ski Gear with Level Nine Sports

Affordable Family Ski Gear with Level Nine Sports | Amelia In my opinion, we live close to one of the best kid-friendly ski areas in the west. Bridger Bowl is literally crawling with kids of all ages on the weekends. Babies are in packs and carriers … [Read more...]

When Adventure (As We Know It) Just Isn’t Working….

When Adventure (As We Know It) Just Isn’t Working…. | Amelia Our family is not one to stay home on the weekends. I don’t do well even staying home during the week. We are go, go, go and that’s the way we like it. We’ve … [Read more...]

Great Gear to Keep Kids Warm: 2014 – 2015 Edition

Great Gear to Keep Kids Warm: 2014 – 2015 Edition | Amelia We get questions all the time about what our kids are wearing and how we keep them warm. I’m always happy to share my thoughts on anything we put on our own kids, but try to … [Read more...]