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Archives for January 2016

The outdoor community must step up and become advocates & activists–NOW.

< ?php wp_head(The outdoor community must step up and become advocates & activists–NOW.); ?>` Yesterday in Salt Lake City, the EPA held a public hearing on the Clean Air Act. You know, the seemingly no-brainer effort to clean up the air around … [Read more...]

The outdoors, escapism, and selling hamburgers

Good morning, Cleveland National Forest As I pass the one month mark since Burger Bench has opened, my urge to have an outdoor adventure has increased incredibly. The restaurant has been very successful, beyond what we could have hoped for. Our … [Read more...]

Are you a WILD MAMA? {Book Review + Giveaway}

Are you a WILD MAMA? {Book Review + Giveaway} | Amelia Confession – I am REALLY bad at reading books all the way to the end. In fact, I am working on it constantly and paying special attention to it this year. I always just don’t make the … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Outdoor Women on Independence and Bad Relationships

Ladies, I hope you’re ready to hit with the feels–because I am full of them today. It’s been a while since I curled up to write something raw, but when the lovely Sidni West included me on a list of 65 rad humans to follow, and described … [Read more...]

Sun protection in the Winter + Blue Lizard Sunscreen Giveaway

Sun protection in the Winter + Blue Lizard Sunscreen Giveaway | Amelia I will be the first to admit that I really struggle with sunscreen. I hate applying it, and especially am not fond of dealing with the more natural ones that tend to go on so much … [Read more...]

Week 7: Exploring Asheville, NC

After an exhausting week in Salt Lake City, I couldn’t wait to slow down and get cozy at my new Airbnb in Asheville. Flying into the small city directly came with a hefty price tag, so I booked my flight into Charlotte, where Mcgoo picked me up … [Read more...]

Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids

Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids | Amelia My husband I talk often about how why we do the things we do (like “make” our kids ski and hike and camp and get outside). We are constantly keeping each other in check about our motives – is this … [Read more...]

Florida: The USA’s Hidden Outdoor Adventure Gem

Here’s the thing: When I was a young adult living in Florida, I spent every weekend trying to get outside. And for some reason, I thought I had to cross state lines in order to achieve outdoor bliss. I’d spend up to 12 hours driving in a single … [Read more...]

Weeks 4 & 5 – Sunburnt: Winter in Miami

I used to love the long haul between Colorado and Florida. I’ve driven it over a dozen times, and it used to enchant me. These days, I’ve become a road trip curmudgeon. How do both Texas and Kansas stretch for so long? Why are southerners such awful … [Read more...]

Sledding for the Whole Family + Sportsstuff Giveaway

Sledding for the Whole Family + Sportsstuff Giveaway | Amelia Winter is our favorite time of the year. Especially when there is enough snow to actually play! But, sometimes our kids need a break from downhill skiing XC skiing and snowshoeing and all … [Read more...]