Archives for July 2020

kinderpack for hiking

For me and many people I know, the Kinderpack (KP) is the Cadillac of soft structured carriers (SSCs). It is so comfortable, easy to adjust, and well fitting that you can actually forget you are using a carrier and just concentrate on enjoying your … [Read more...]

Pello Ripple Balance Bike Review

In a line-up of balance bikes the Pello Ripple Balance Bike certainly stands out as a favorite for our family. It is a very high quality bike built for helping kids be successful on their journey towards eventually riding a pedal bike. As a member of … [Read more...]

How Far Can Kids Hike?

If you’re new to hiking with your kids, you may be wondering the simple question: How far can kids hike? The answer, of course, depends on many factors – their age, their overall athlelticism, the elevation, the weather, which episode of … [Read more...]

The Best Wild Camping Spots in Scotland

Scotland is rugged, wild, and beautiful. Its cities are certainly worth a visit, but if you want to truly experience all that is magical about Scotland there is no better way than to explore its rolling hills, sandy bays, and imposing … [Read more...]

Favorite Campfire Nachos

We love having campfires year-round (in fact, fall and winter campfires tend to be my favorite). And easy meals around the campfire make it even more cozy to bring the family together. These campfire nachos are a family favorite. I love that they are … [Read more...]

How to Zwift with Kids

As the realities of quarantine set in, local cycling families we hang with asked if our kids were Zwifting. I snidely replied I wasn’t fond of trainers. I like to be outside. Thank you very much. Two weeks into quarantine I caved. It was cold … [Read more...]

Watershed Drybags Review

Summertime is time to be on the water! Our family likes to get out on the river at least once a week, whether that is canoeing, kayaking, or fly fishing. What we don’t like is wet gear—can I get an Amen? This summer we had the opportunity to test out … [Read more...]

The Guide to shipping your car with personal items in it

Can you definitely ship personal items in your car? Unfortunately, this is an answer that depends on circumstance. Some car shipping companies have strict policies against customers shipping personal items in their cars while others allow it on a … [Read more...]

The Guide to shipping your car with personal items in it

Can you definitely ship personal items in your car? Unfortunately, this is an answer that depends on circumstance. Some car shipping companies have strict policies against customers shipping personal items in their cars while others allow it on a … [Read more...]

Best Reima Rain Gear

I consider myself and the kids to be rain gear aficionados. We get a lot of wet weather up here in Alaska, and we spend a great deal of our lives outside in it. We don’t believe in “bad weather”, in fact rainy days are some of our … [Read more...]

Best Kids Life Jackets + How to Choose

For many families, summertime means more time in the water. And activities like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and rafting can be enjoyed by even the youngest kids if they have a properly fitting life jacket. So just how do you choose a … [Read more...]

Peak 67B – Oriflamme Mountain – A quick overnight trip to share with the stars

Chariot MountainElevation: 4,803’Mileage: ~4.5Trailhead MapAgency: Bureau of Land ManagementAs the craziness of the pandemic continues, it’s really nice to get away to some peace and quiet and spend some time for oneself.On that note, since Square … [Read more...]

Peak 67B – Oriflamme Mountain – A quick overnight trip to share with the stars

Chariot MountainElevation: 4,803’Mileage: ~4.5Trailhead MapAgency: Bureau of Land ManagementAs the craziness of the pandemic continues, it’s really nice to get away to some peace and quiet and spend some time for oneself.On that note, since Square … [Read more...]

Best Music for Outdoor Kids

We love to rock it around here. Whether it’s upbeat tunes to get us going in the morning, relaxing melodies for evenings at home, or silly songs to get us dancing, we like to keep the rhythm flowing. While I admittedly am no “music … [Read more...]

6 Powerful Reasons Why Nature is Good for You

These are trying times. And a trying time is a perfect time to remind yourself why nature is good for you. I would venture to guess that most of us are struggling to one degree or another right now.  Maybe you’re working from home with kids … [Read more...]

10 Best Yellowstone Kid Friendly Hikes

With over 2.2 million acres of wilderness, Yellowstone National Park is easily one of the best places to explore out west. No matter your skill, age, or interest, you’ll find a hike that fits your checklist. If you are headed to Yellowstone this … [Read more...]

Running with Dogs

If you have a pup, you know they need exercise. If you have a dog that hails from a sporting or working breed, then you know they realllllly need exercise.  Running with dogs can be a great way to get exercise for yourself and your dog. … [Read more...]

Best Tips for Dispersed Camping with Kids

Dispersed camping with kids is becoming widely popular as families search for ways to get their family outside while maintaining distance from others. Quite honestly, our family usually chooses dispersed camping over designated campsites most of the … [Read more...]

Where To Stay In Byron Bay & Why You Will Love It

Byron Bay is a popular destination for both Australian and international tourists, and there is something that draws visitors from all walks of life to this beautiful holiday destination. There are plenty of things to see and do when you visit, as … [Read more...]