Hiking Kid Carrier Comparison: Deuter, Osprey and Thule

Hiking Kid Carrier Comparison Using a framed child carrier is a great way to keep your kiddo comfy, give them the best seat on the trail and haul them around for some miles. I prefer using a framed child carrier for my kiddos (as soon as they are big … [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...]

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...]

Osprey HydraJet 12

We have been taking the Osprey HydraJet 12 (also called the Jet 12) out for hikes and bike rides for the past several weeks. It’s the perfect size for young kids’ daytime adventures. They HydraJet 12 is extremely well constructed. There … [Read more...]

Osprey Poco Plus Review

Osprey updated their line of child carriers for 2020. They omitted the Poco AG line and now just have two packs, the Osprey Poco and the Osprey Poco Plus. What changed in 2020 for the Osprey Poco line One of the major changes was the child cockpit … [Read more...]

Osprey Poco AG Plus Kid Carrier

If you plan to do some serious hiking and need ample storage, the Osprey Poco AG is a burly pack that will go the distance with you. Looking at an older version? Check out our review of the Osprey Poco Plus here. Looking for a kid carrier … [Read more...]

Over the Border to Puerto Peñasco

While I was traveling solo, I toyed with crossing the border into Mexico. I never actually went because there were too many “unknowns” for me to feel safe in doing so. (Solo woman… nice motorhome… might I be easy prey?) John … [Read more...]

Helping You Choose a Framed Kid Carrier

Investing in a framed carrier is a really hard decision. To hopefully help out with the basic questions for each of the carriers, I put together a chart (see below) AND an extensive video highlighting the pros and cons of carriers from Deuter, … [Read more...]

Helping You Choose a Framed Kid Carrier

Investing in a framed carrier is a really hard decision. To hopefully help out with the basic questions for each of the carriers, I put together a chart (see below) AND an extensive video highlighting the pros and cons of carriers from Deuter, … [Read more...]

Osprey Hydration Packs for Kids

Osprey Hydration Packs for Kids | Amelia Ah the daily quest to keep the kids hydrated. It’s so much harder than it should be. Honestly my biggest “trick” is giving them their own hydration pack (and/or bottles…though the packs … [Read more...]

Top Eleven Favorite Places from MY Journey in Focus

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom and Stepdad’s, and all four of my … [Read more...]

The Road to Yellowstone

Wow! Once again, I'm behind on my blogging. In a recent interview I commented that I might have to route myself through an ugly part of the country in order to get caught up. I still haven't figured out where that might be, but I do know that the … [Read more...]