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 […]

      Adventure Through the Holidays – Go on a Hike!






        We’re on WEEK 3 of this #HolidayAdventure and we so hope you’re joining us!! Again, it’s super easy. Just pick 4 of the 7 challenges we have listed HERE, do them over the course of the next 7 weeks and then fill out the form when you’re done. Honor system and easy peasy. Then we’ll […]

        12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 2: Hike On!






          **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Oh how we love hiking. It’s one of those activities you can do just about year-round (even if you have to strap on some snowshoes or spikes in the winter!) It’s our sanity fall-back adventure of choice…just a […]

          6 Tricks for Encouraging Kids Down the Trail






            I know that we are entering into the cooler (or colder?) months, but that doesn’t mean that trail time is over. In fact, when the heat finally lets up is some of my favorite times to get out. No bugs, no heat, no more horribly stinky feet! Ok, maybe feet still don’t get stinky, but […]

            Until Next Year #takeahike






              Thank you for joining us for the past 8 weeks as we hiked and gave away prizes and were inspired by YOU! We loved seeing your photos and reading your stories and feeling like we were hiking together. And you helped US get out on those weeks when we didn’t really feel like it (because […]

              *Bonus* LAST week of #takeahike






                **Winners have been announced! Please scroll down to see if it was you!**   We are seriously in the LAST week of #takeahike. Can you believe it??? I certainly can’t. Be sure to check back on the previous week’s challenges and see our winners here.  We sure do hope you keep on hiking – the […]

                Take a Hike Week #7 (Just a day late!)






                  So sorry we are a day late starting this week – we’ll give you an extra day to hike too! Sometimes the opportunity to adventure comes up and the computer gets put on the back burner for just a little bit. We figured you would understand. However, here we go! The second to last week […]

                  It’s Week #6 of #takeahike !






                    **Winners have been announced! Scroll down to see them!** It’s Week #6 and we love this challenge because it is up to YOU to show us how you are challenging YOURSELF. So, be sure to explain your photos as you share them with us (so we get the full story!) Be sure to read all […]

                    #takeahike Week 5: Get Some Elevation!






                      **Winners have been announced! Scroll down to see if it was you!!** Yep, we are STILL hiking!! And it’s awesome. Not only are you getting out, but you are helping challenge US too! Anyone thinking the hiking is getting easier and everyone is enjoying it just a little more? No?? Oh well – we all have […]