Archives for December 2015

2015: Best Places I took my Motorcycle

Yeah, yeah…it’s the end of another year. Seems like everyone NEEDS to do some sort of round up of their favorite photos, stories, places, gear, beer, food…whatever. I get it. It’s fun to look back and reflect on your year and … [Read more...]

Weeks 2 & 3: Boulder Life and Leaving the Office

The last few weeks–err months, maybe years–have been a series of transitions. First there were the purges, then turning in the keys to my house, and now a new phase of kinda-on-the-road but mostly still-in-the-office. My personal life has been … [Read more...]

Climbing in Boulder Canyon with Women’s Wilderness

I’ll be straight up: I don’t typically label myself as a feminist. I sometimes cringe at the words “women’s empowerment” when overused. So when I say that photographing and tagging along on a Women’s Wilderness … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 12 (Camping is Good for the Soul)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 12 (Camping is Good for the Soul) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Wowee! We’re at Day TWELVE! Can you believe it?!?! I can’t. And we’re ending the whole event with a chance … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 11 (Stay Cozy & Warm!)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 11 (Stay Cozy & Warm!) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Warm kids are happy kids. And happy kids = successful outdoor adventures and happy families. Obviously they still fuss and whine … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 10 (Hike On!)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 10 (Hike On!) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** I know it’s not “prime” hiking season in many parts of the country, but I personally think you can hike all year-round. … [Read more...]

Weeks 0 & 1: Goodbye Denver, Hello Boulder!

It’s been about two weeks since I turned in the keys to my adorable house on Grant Street in Denver. Packing up my entire life and downsizing to accommodate my new mobile lifestyle was a whirlwind. At first, I skimmed my belongings and clung to … [Read more...]

I’m hitting the road (again)

Remember that time I spent a year living in a van while traveling around the USA to climb, explore and discover? That was pretty damn rad, and while I’m glad I traded in the broke dirtbag lifestyle for a salary and health insurance, something … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 9 (Outdoor Fashion)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 9 (Outdoor Fashion) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE***  Anyone that knows me knows I am no fashionista….BUT I do love clothing that makes me not feel like a  frumpy mom (high five if … [Read more...]

2015 Outdoor Gear Gift Guide For Kids

    Looking for last minute gifts for your Adventure Tyke? Here are some tried and true ideas. Some items appear on my gift list every year because I love them so much, however, there are some great new items that I love, as … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 8 (Get Out and MOVE!)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 8 (Get Out and MOVE!) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE***  Today is a big one! Not only do we want to get you outside, we want you to be MOVING too! We think all these giveaways are items that … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 7 (Favorite Gear for Kids)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 7 (Favorite Gear for Kids) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE***  Effective, comfortable AND functional gear is a must for kids and happy adventuring. We believe in that whole-heartedly. We’re … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 6 (Family Fun)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 6 (Family Fun) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE***  We really and truly believe families should be getting outside together. And that doesn’t ALWAYS mean epic hikes or ski days or camping … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 5 (Travel & Adventure)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 5 (Travel & Adventure) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Happy Monday! We are ready to keep these giveaways going. We hope you’re loving this – and there is so much more to … [Read more...]

Gear Round-up: Winter Essentials

Here’s the thing: I hate winter. Yes, I think snow is magical and I love waking up to a wintry world full of icicles and frost–but as soon as I’m out of my heated nook and actually existing in the cold, I’m miserable. Maybe … [Read more...]

Stand Out Gear: Choice gear for moto travel

Choice Gear for Motorcycle Travel Sena Bluetooth Headset For the first 6 months or so of riding I liked the “quiet” of being in my helmet without distraction. I approached it sort of like hiking, I don’t like to distract from the … [Read more...]

Turning 40: As good as it gets…

I don’t normally like to make a big deal out of celebrating my birthday. I have even less concern for the number attached to it. But turning 40 is kind of a big one. Within a few months of my 39th birthday I began thinking about my 40th. Not … [Read more...]

Aventura Clothing Favorites for Winter

  Better late than never is what I always say and even though fall has left us and winter has arrived there is still plenty of time to wear these adorable, practical and stylish outfits from Aventura Clothing. Put one, two or even three items on … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Frostbite and Frostnip

Back in 2005 Bedge and I were making our way to Granite Park Chalet on the Highline trail in Glacier National Park when a storm rolled in and the temperature dropped 30 degrees. We took our time photographing the wildflowers peeking through the fog … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 4 (Skiing & Winter)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 4 (Skiing & Winter) | Amelia ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** We’re ending this week before the weekend on the subject of snow and winter! Ready for Day #4? Be sure to click on the link at the … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 3 (Get Mom Outside!)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 3 (Get Mom Outside!) | Amelia ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Sometimes it’s hardest to get MOM outside. Believe me, I know. Especially when there are new babies or she’s pregnant. Winter … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 2 (Biking Family)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 2 (Biking Family) | Amelia ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Here we go! Day #2 (be sure to click on the link at the beginning of this post to be sure you don’t miss a thing). Giveaways are only … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 1 (Outdoor Women)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 1 (Outdoor Women) | Amelia ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** After literally months of preparation and planning, we are SO excited to finally start our annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! This is our … [Read more...]