Exploring Fall in Colorado with Kids

I know that everyone says New England has the best Fall colors. Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York hillsides become a carpet of vivid colors, thanks to abundant hardwoods like oak and maple trees.  But I’ll throw out a stiff competitor … [Read more...]

Skills for the Camping Mama: Cast Iron Care

Cooking with cast iron is a skill that should be in any camping mama’s repertoire. There’s not much better than a savory meal cooked around a campfire in your trusty Dutch oven. Except perhaps kicking back in the hammock while someone else cooks said … [Read more...]

Visit Glacier National Park With Kids

Glacier National Park is one of the most stunning and beloved parks in the entire United States. This summer, we had the chance to take our kids ages 1.5, 5 and 7 along with our entire extended family for a reunion this July. We had to let go of a … [Read more...]

Best Camping Hacks for Families

Intimidated by camping? You’re not alone! It can be a lot of work to get out those first few times before you get your groove. Over the years the TMM Team has learned a few ways to work smarter, not harder. We’ve gathered them here for … [Read more...]

Shotgun Kids MTB Seat Review

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. – John Muir The Shotgun Kids MTN Bike Seat (also available on Amazon) attaches directly to any mountain bike (yes, even those with a drop post) to allow parents to ride the … [Read more...]

Shop the REI Labor Day Sale

Labor day is almost here, and while we all appreciate the long weekend for that bonus camping trip, what we really appreciate are the deep discounts on adventure gear leading up to the holiday! There is so much good stuff on sale this week at REI … [Read more...]

Camp Chef Rainier Stove Review

For me, one of the biggest barriers to camping as a family is figuring out how we are going to keep everyone fed. It has taken some time and a good amount of trial and error to develop our camp kitchen system and obtain the right gear to fit our … [Read more...]

A Day in the Outdoor Life: Mountain Biking Mama

I wake alone, blurry eyes blinking open, feet on the floor before I even check the clock. I know it will say 630something. Long gone are the days when I’d wake slowly, without a worry in the world.  I have approximately 20 precious minutes … [Read more...]

Double-Duty Back to School Gear for Outdoor Families

It’s back to school season – time for cool breezes, freshly sharpened pencils and fall camping trips. And of course – back-to-school shopping. When we do ours, what I’m really looking for is gear that can do double duty. We need … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Raise Riders

Here we are – the LAST day of our huge giveaway event! If you’re new here, be sure to stick around! We have some great things coming up this fall. Our newsletter is the best way to keep up to date! If you missed the giveaway from … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Camping is Good for the Soul

Happy Monday! If you went camping this weekend or plan on lots of fall camping like us (or just LOVE camping), today’s giveaways are for you! If you haven’t entered the giveaway still open from Friday to win from Wee Woollies, PEET and … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Stay Dry and Warm

Happy (almost) Friday! Ready for one more giveaway before we break for the weekend? We are ready for the weekend so sending this one out early! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! Some end in just a … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Hike On!

YAY! It’s hiking day! One of my very favorite ways to get outside and these are some of my very favorite giveaways too. If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Cool Gadgets!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Whew! Where has this week (and summer?!?!) gone?!? Don’t miss these giveaways though before they’re gone! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Outdoor Women

Welcome to week #2, day #2! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. Ladies – today we are celebrating YOU and some … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Travel & Adventure

Happy Monday! We have SEVEN more days of giveaways coming up so be sure you’re checking in daily! We don’t want you to miss these! See something you love? Be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog or social media – we love … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Fun in the Sun!

Happy Fri-YAY! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. Today we are celebrating summer, as we should be! A time of … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Ready for School

We’re almost through our first week of giveaways! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. I know it seems really … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Outdoor Education

It’s day THREE! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! Today we are so thrilled to be able to offer our readers a package of some of our very favorite books and a subscription box from what we think … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Don’t Touch My Bike!

Happy Day! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! You have a chance to win a Woom BIKE for your child plus some of the coolest biking apparel around (brand new for kids and adults!) A couple important … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Fuel for the Adventure

We are starting off these giveaways with the most important part of any adventure: FUEL. Because if you’re body isn’t fed, fun won’t be had! You have a chance to win some of our very favorite adventure bars AND coffee below. A … [Read more...]

Christmas in July Starts MONDAY!

Get excited, everyone! This year we are doing our Mega Giveaway event in the summer instead of fighting all the holiday chaos in November. We are thrilled to be giving away over $3000 in gear perfect for outdoor families starting MONDAY! Giveaways … [Read more...]

7 Hidden Features to Point Out to Kids on any Trail

I love hiking… and I bet you’re reading this because you love it too! I could spend every day out hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. Have you ever stopped to think about those trails that you are racking up the miles on? Why do they … [Read more...]

Best Tips for Hot Weather Hiking with Kids

Summertime hiking is an easy way to get the whole family outside and moving. However, the heat of the summer is also nothing to be taken lightly, especially with kids.  They’re less able to be aware of what their body needs, are more … [Read more...]