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Archives for October 2018

Kelty Journey PerfectFIT Elite Gear Review

Let me start this review by saying that if you asked either me or my two-year-old what is our favorite way to hike, we would both undoubtedly choose to hike with this Kelty Journey PerfectFit Elite carrier. My son because it is a major upgrade in … [Read more...]

Sailing the Canadian Islands

After farewells and good wishes to the rest of our Princess Louisa flotilla, we turned toward Desolation Sound roughly 50 nautical miles to the north, pretty much requiring a stop along the way. The west facing harbour of Lund was that stop. The only … [Read more...]

Princess Louisa Inlet… A Treasure Worth the Voyage!

Princess Louisa was without a doubt the high of our first summer cruising together on Summer Breeze. A little more than a month after setting out through the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands of Canada we met in up with friends and … [Read more...]

Introducing Shred Dog: Affordable Ski Gear for Kids!

Parents, if you struggle to find great gear for your kids that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, you’re not alone. It’s tough navigating through the outdoor industry to find a balance between what you can afford and what is actually … [Read more...]

Home Comforts: Tips on Planning the Perfect Staycation

Trips away are an ideal way of making some beautiful memories, whether you are going by yourself, your family, or your partner. However, soaring flight prices mean that less people can afford to travel to far away destinations and exotic places than … [Read more...]

Outdoor Women: The Best for Fall & Winter

Finally! It’s cold enough to wear fall and winter styles (at least part of the time). This is my favorite time of the year and a reason to celebrate. I rounded up my favorites that are not only cute, but entirely functional for people who love … [Read more...]

The Best Coffee Makers and Coffee Blends for Hiking

I’ve got a confession to make. My family is big into the day trip. We will adventure from sun up to sun down – taking a road trip, going for a hike, hitting the river. But with a five year old who doesn’t (always) sleep through the night, a four year … [Read more...]

Outdoor Family Winter Gear Guide

The truth? Winter is our favorite season. We look forward to XC skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, yurt stays, and lots and lots of playing. We also feel that having the correct gear is even more essential in the winter to keep safe and have fun. We … [Read more...]

Hiking Safety Tips for Fall

I’m on my county’s search and rescue team, and educating hikers about how to hike safely is one of my greatest passions as a SAR member and blogger.  While there are certain things we SAR teams hope every hiker will take the time to learn, no matter … [Read more...]

Bring Your Travel Memories Home As Decor

Source Travelling is a wonderful experience, full of fun, amazing adventures and meeting new and interesting people. The downside to travelling is the return home to your normal life, whatever that means for you, and having to get back into it. … [Read more...]