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 […]

    A Sun Flair Solar Oven Cook-Off!






      My kids are suddenly really into cooking and science in the kitchen. While to be perfectly honest sometimes I can’t stand having anyone underfoot in my tiny area, I LOVED cooking as a kid and want to foster that love for my own kids. Plus there are so many lessons to learn between chemistry, math, […]

      Taking Babies and Kids Camping (Yes, You Can!)






        Don’t be fooled – we are about to head into the best time of the year for camping! No bugs, less heat and gorgeous fall colors….. If you’ve been putting it off all summer, now’s the time to get out there! The very idea of taking kids camping  (or even going camping yourself!) is enough to […]

        Avid4 Adventure Summer Adventure Camp for Kids






          Summer is long, kids finally have the time to play and explore, and sometimes they NEED to do it a bit outside the family. Don’t get me wrong – I am all for family time outdoors. However, I also know that my kids sometimes need a break from me, and there are skills and knowledge […]

          Brand Spotlight: Nite Ize






            Sometimes we like to take a day and just show off a particular brand if we really love their products. Today we’re focusing on Nite Ize. We’ve used their products for a few years now and really have been pleased with how they perform, especially for camping trips. Please note that the links in this […]

            Maximize your Coolers + Igloo Review






              We drive long distances on a regular basis. The major grocery store is 1.5 hours away. While in the winter that doesn’t matter much, in the summer I am always trying to keep everything cold and out of the heat. We also love being able to camp for numerous days and not have to worry […]

              When a Bear Wanders into Camp + Leave No Trace Tips






                A couple weekends ago we spent (tent) camping at one of my all-time favorite spots in Teton National Park, Jenny Lake. Jenny Lake is a tent-only campground that has easy access to the fabulous paved trails (that go all the way to Jackson now), the gorgeous lake of the same name and tons of hiking. It’s […]

                Cooking Around the Campfire with Cast Iron






                  Until just last year, I was completely unaware of how great cast iron could possibly be.  I was “one of those people” that was sick of sticking food in my pans (which I now know is due to poor seasoning) and the weight of cast iron.  Confession – when my husband and I got married […]

                  12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 11: Camping for Families






                    In case you just found us, make sure you check out all of our giveaways as we celebrate 12 Days of Gear Giveaways here on the blog.  They are only open for 72 hours so you don’t want to miss any! Today’s post is all about camping for families.  It is one of our very favorite activities […]

                    12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 2: Around the Campfire






                      There is nothing better than relaxing around a roaring fire, whether it be outdoors or indoors!  While I personally prefer outdoor campfires, I sorely miss having a wood stove in our home (they are not allowed in the homes in Mammoth, Yellowstone.)  There’s just something about the heat, look and feel that instantly relaxes me. […]