Archives for May 2020

Bike Maintenance for Families

Learning the basics of bike maintenance together as a family is a great way to bond AND be safe as you ride. Knowledge is power so when you run into trouble, you know what to do to fix your bike. Or, better yet, you see issues BEFORE they become a … [Read more...]

Peak 77 – Palomar Mountain High Point Lookout – A climb from the valley to the top

Palomar Mountain High Point LookoutElevation: 6,143’Mileage: ~13+Trailhead MapAgency: Cleveland National ForestI have to be honest. This was not one of my favorite hikes. I got a later start than I had wanted. I was hopeful that the marine layer … [Read more...]

Peak 77 – Palomar Mountain High Point Lookout – A climb from the valley to the top

Palomar Mountain High Point LookoutElevation: 6,143’Mileage: ~13+Trailhead MapAgency: Cleveland National ForestI have to be honest. This was not one of my favorite hikes. I got a later start than I had wanted. I was hopeful that the marine layer … [Read more...]

Peak 76 – Pinyon Mountain (P4492) – A short desert ridge trek

Pinyon MountainElevation: 4,492’Mileage: ~1.5Trailhead MapAgency: Anza Borrego Desert State ParkThis is a fairly short hike, so it’s probably best to combine it with Whale Peak, like we did. One of my rules of hiking is that the drive time can’t be … [Read more...]

Peak 76 – Pinyon Mountain (P4492) – A short desert ridge trek

Pinyon MountainElevation: 4,492’Mileage: ~1.5Trailhead MapAgency: Anza Borrego Desert State ParkThis is a fairly short hike, so it’s probably best to combine it with Whale Peak, like we did. One of my rules of hiking is that the drive time can’t be … [Read more...]

Best Hiking Backpacks for Kids

Whether you are an avid hiker or just starting out, picking out the best hiking backpack for your kids can be quite overwhelming! With so many choices and features, it is hard to know exactly which backpack will best suit your young … [Read more...]

Biking Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

I am not one of those moms that believes in big hurrah birthday parties every year.  I love my children to the moon and back, but also know that I would quickly not be able to uphold a high precedence of fancy birthday parties.  A biking scavenger … [Read more...]

Must Visit Food Market in Taipei

Only an hour away from Hong Kong, Taipei makes the perfect place for a short or long trip. Taipei is best known for its food markets, where you can experience the local culture and food. Whether you are looking for places for dinner or dessert … [Read more...]

How to Teach a Kid to Pedal a Bike

One of THE most common biking-related questions we get here at TMM is how to teach a kid to pedal a bike…and why their kid is having such a hard time with it! As a team we have gathered our best tips AND best stories, because we’re all in … [Read more...]

Starting a Toddler on a Balance Bike – Tips and Tricks

Starting a toddler on a balance bike is a great way to give children independence and encourage outdoor movement. But, for parents, sometimes the task can be daunting! I grew up proudly sporting…and then ditching my training wheels on my bike … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Expedition – An honest account of the true cost of adventuring

Disclosure: I was provided with a digital copy of the book in the hope that I would review it on my blog. What follows is my honest review. All photos are from the book.We see it all the time. The perfect photos from all over the globe. The feet … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Expedition – An honest account of the true cost of adventuring

Disclosure: I was provided with a digital copy of the book in the hope that I would review it on my blog. What follows is my honest review. All photos are from the book.We see it all the time. The perfect photos from all over the globe. The feet … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 18 Backpack Review

I don’t know about your children, but mine LOVE pockets. My 6, 8, and 10 year old children all helped test this pack. They all liked one thing in particular about the REI Tarn 18 day pack. That one thing? The waist belt pockets. My 6 year old … [Read more...]

Our Expedition Carrier Review

Kids are amazing and can do amazing things. However, if you’re like me, you’ve had moments when you’ve overestimated your child’s ability to walk or keep up on a hike. That is where the Our Expedition Carrier comes in. In … [Read more...]

Best Sun Hats for Kids

It’s time to be sure your little ones have their head covered and are learning to wear their hats consistently (easier said than done, I know!) We’ve rounded up our favorite sun hats. There are TONS of options out there – … [Read more...]

A Day in the (Pandemic) Life

Well, here we are. It’s been 40-ish days since we all entered the “new normal” of the COVID-19 era. Our homes are now also our schools and workplaces and playgrounds and churches and gyms. Our hands are chapped, our parks are … [Read more...]

Osprey Jet 18

The Jet 18 is a great trail-ready daypack from Osprey. If you’re looking for lightweight, comfortable pack for your child, keep reading for our full review! Looking for all our backpack reviews? Find them here! As member of various affiliate … [Read more...]

Osprey Ace 38

The Osprey Ace 38 is a technical, quality pack for your young backpacker. It has all the bells and whistles of an adult pack with adjustability to keep up with your growing child. We had every intention of testing the Osprey Ace 38 this spring on a … [Read more...]