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Archives for July 2015

Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail

Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail | Amelia We just returned from a mom-and-kids trip visiting my family in Alaska (where I grew up.) We got in some great hiking and sightseeing of places I am nostalgic for. When you live in the … [Read more...]

Hike 2015 Week 9 + Week 8 Winners

Hike 2015 Week 9 + Week 8 Winners | Amelia I can’t believe it but our Hike 2015 Challenge is almost over! This is our last week. Those 9 weeks flew by and encouraged US to hike so much more – thank you! THIS is the sort of event that makes … [Read more...]

Tips for Buying Your First Stand Up Paddleboard…

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been one of the fasting growing and most popular outdoor activities of the last few years. In a 2013 report by “The Outdoor Foundation” stand up paddling attracted 1.2 million people participating in 9.6 … [Read more...]

Hiking with Dogs: Food and Gear Packing List

Last month I wrote about transitioning my chocolate lab, and hiking partner, Coco to the Merrick Backcountry raw infused dog food line. That spurred a flurry of emails and questions via social media asking about hiking gear and packing lists for … [Read more...]

Sampling the AZBDR and The Art of Being in the Moment

You guys know me by now. I share most of my adventures with the public either here or via social media. I have made myself a deliberate advocate of traveling for travel’s sake and spending time outdoors to connect with nature. As with a lot of … [Read more...]

O.F.F. KEEN CNX Shoes for Kids

O.F.F. KEEN CNX Shoes for Kids | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  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 … [Read more...]

Dear Parents: Bring Your Kids!

Dear Parents: Bring Your Kids! | Amelia Dear Moms and Dads,   Your children are not simply an inconvenience. They are not “in the way” of your real life. They are not something to just deal with for a few hours and then move … [Read more...]

Ultimate Summer Dog Adventures

After our old Boston Terrier passed away, we started taking Wiley everywhere with us because we were worried about her being lonely. Then, when we adopted New Max we were really excited by the idea of showing this poor abused rescue dog what a good … [Read more...]

Crag Dog Adventures in Utah

Here’s the problem with human companions: They come with too many variables. Ask someone, “Want to go out on an adventure?” and your response will inevitably be a “Yes, but _____.” There’s always something – yes but I have to work, or get my oil … [Read more...]

Maximize your Coolers + Igloo Review

Maximize your Coolers + Igloo Review | Amelia We drive long distances on a regular basis. The major grocery store is 1.5 hours away. While in the winter that doesn’t matter much, in the summer I am always trying to keep everything cold and out … [Read more...]