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Oh Canada… the Gulf Islands and Beyond

A month after departing Olympia we sailed into Canadian waters! First priority was going through customs which we did in Sydney Harbor. This is a sizable harbor with several marinas and yacht clubs. After “checking in” by phone (just that … [Read more...]

Sailing into the San Juan’s

After our little dash out and back under Deception Pass Bridge we went to La Conner for one night to restock, do laundry and such before heading up the narrow Swinomish Channel, past the historic railroad swing bridge and into Padilla Bay where we … [Read more...]

Mishmi Takin for Wet Weather Adventuring (Hot OR Cold!)

“Mishmi Takin is more than just a brand, it is about finding passion for life in completely unexpected places.” The goal of Mishmi Takin is to make gear that keeps you dry and comfortable in wet climates, both hot AND cold. Inspired by … [Read more...]

Outdoorist Guide to Bend, Oregon

Before I visited Bend, I daydreamed about it. A magical little mountain town, with beckoning views of snow-capped peaks jutting out of the high desert. I thought it might be something like Boulder, CO–before it became the crowded bubble. I imagined … [Read more...]

5 Gorgeous Mountains to Conquer in Asia

So you are an avid hiker and a person who loves the outdoors. You have probably climbed mountains around your area or while on vacation, but what about those overseas? Asia is full of great mountains to hike that are challenging and beautiful. In … [Read more...]

Helping You Choose a Framed Kid Carrier

Investing in a framed carrier is a really hard decision. To hopefully help out with the basic questions for each of the carriers, I put together a chart (see below) AND an extensive video highlighting the pros and cons of carriers from Deuter, … [Read more...]

Helping You Choose a Framed Kid Carrier

Investing in a framed carrier is a really hard decision. To hopefully help out with the basic questions for each of the carriers, I put together a chart (see below) AND an extensive video highlighting the pros and cons of carriers from Deuter, … [Read more...]

Moab Activities for the Whole Family

  I wrote this post about activities in Moab awhile back and I thought I would share it again for anyone new to Adventure Tykes who may have missed it.   Moab, isolated in the southeast corner of Utah, is a mountain bike mecca and rock … [Read more...]

It doesn’t have to be Mount Whitney – Spiral out when seeking adventure

Get to Mount Whitney from a different angle “We’ll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one’s been. Spiral out. Keep going..” – Tool – Lateralus This is just something I notice every … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Kids to Parks Day 2017 + Giveaway

Mark your calendars and save the date: May 20th is going to be special this year! Why? Kids to Parks Day, an annual nation-wide initiative to get families to our State, National and local public lands, is happening! For seven years now, this great … [Read more...]