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Thanks for checking out Adventure Tykes.

I’m Melissa, the founder of Adventure Tykes. I’m also a mom, wife, avid runner, hiker, outdoor enthusiast and amateur chef. I live in southwestern Utah with my husband, son and two pugs, Bierstadt and Petunia.

I started Adventure Tykes back in November 2009, 7 months after  J-Man was born. I had this grand idea to share information with parents on how to get into the outdoors or back into the outdoors once they had kids. I wanted people to know that it is possible. I wanted to share my outdoor experiences with my son with them. I wanted to sell the gear to help them accomplish that goal and have a forum so people could chat, ask questions or get ideas from each other. Needless to say, I tried it, the store flopped, the forum flopped, so in the end I shut down both of those sections and just kept the blog.

Now, I share our outdoor experiences, as well as, experiences from other families. I share the gear we use on our adventures and provide gear reviews for many outdoor products. I answer questions from readers, share what’s helpful and what’s not, and throw out tips and ideas on how to make adventuring as a family easier, fun and most importantly possible. I do this hoping to motivate and inspire others to get outdoors with their tykes


Mom hiking with her son


Just a little note: 

Adventure Tykes is a personal blog written and edited by me, Melissa. For questions about this blog, please contact info@adventuretykes.com.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

I am compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for particular posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on such topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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