An Invitation for Adventure for Kids of All Ages + CAMP DISCOUNT CODE!






    My boys are SO excited about attending the Spider Monkey day camp at Keystone Science school this summer. I will be reporting back, of course, later this summer. Because, quite honestly, I am just as excited as they are. However, in the meantime, I wanted to just share some more about their camps. I have […]

    Get Ready for Kids to Parks Day 2017 + Giveaway






      Mark your calendars and save the date: May 20th is going to be special this year! Why? Kids to Parks Day, an annual nation-wide initiative to get families to our State, National and local public lands, is happening! For seven years now, this great program follows our personal mission here: get kids out discovering and learning about […]

      Just Let them Be Eaten by Bears!






        Best book title ever: Let Them be Eaten by Bears We are joined today by Ardeen Duckworth, who is a fellow outdoor enthusiast and mom and a fabulous book-reviewer. She also happens to be part of our 365 Mile Challenge group (not too late to join, by the way!) I think you’ll love this review […]

        For the Love of Mom + A Chance to Win Big!






          We all have a mom in our life, whether we are one, we were raised by one, we are married to one, or we love one. And Mother’s Day is coming up – what a perfect opportunity to share what they mean to us.  More than anything – I hope to some extent this blog […]

          Simplifying Trail Food with TrailFoody






            To be quite honest, I tire very quickly of packing food for the trail. I have a very hungry family (don’t we all?!?!) that gets hangry when the food runs out, so I really have no choice…if we all want to make it back home alive. When I was approached by Trailfoody to check out […]

            A Tribute to Katmai






              This weekend we had to say goodbye to our dog of nearly 12 years. To be honest, the last months (years?) have been tough on us…and him. Old dogs do crazy things, and his body wasn’t allowing him to do the activities he loved so very much. While I knew it was time – his […]

              Best Hiking Boots for Women






                Having good hiking boots is key to having a great hiking trip! And just like every body is different, we all have different FEET too. I enlisted some help from my favorite women hikers to round up the best hiking boots for women. This is one of those posts that I will also be continually adding […]

                NEW Thule Chariot Cross Review is LIVE!






                  I have had a ton of questions already about the new Chariot Cross from Thule. Thankfully, Thule has let us test their newest model. Our preliminary review is live….and will be updated over the next few months/years as we use it constantly! Read the Thule Chariot Cross Review here!   © 2017, Tales of a […]

                  Starting a Toddler on a Balance Bike – Tips and Tricks






                    I grew up proudly sporting…and then ditching my training wheels on my bike at age 7. It was a big deal…..dwarfed now by my own kids riding pedal bikes at THREE. And while it sounds and looks impressive (especially when said kids are petite riding those pedals), they certainly aren’t unique. With the introduction of […]

                    Winter Boots for Kids






                      Over the past 7 years we have had SO many boots come through this house. And winter boots are a big thing – they are sometimes the difference between a really good day and an outdoor “failure”. I will keep updating this post as we try out new boots over the years and really put […]