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, Osprey, Thule and Kelty. Be sure you listen all the way at […]

    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 […]

        Kids Sleeping Bag Round-Up

          Let’s chat about kids sleeping bags….. Hang tight, this post is HUGE (and we hope very comprehensive!)  When people think about taking kids camping, their biggest concern is almost always how are people going to sleep (and WILL sleep actually happen). And with good reason – it’s hard for kids to do change sometimes…and even […]

          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 […]

            12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 12 (Camping is Good for the Soul)

               ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Wowee! We’re at Day TWELVE! Can you believe it?!?! I can’t. And we’re ending the whole event with a chance to get ready for camping season….it’s not THAT far away (depending on where you live, of course!) Be sure you go back and enter the last of the […]

              12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 5 (Travel & Adventure)

                 ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Happy Monday! We are ready to keep these giveaways going. We hope you’re loving this – and there is so much more to come! Again, the best of the best, hand-picked by us! Be sure to check in every day this week…and get your entries in! Three of […]

                Hike 2015 – Week 3 (and Week 2 Winners)

                  What another fun week of hiking! Together we hiked over 214 miles. Some only made it a 1/2 mile, some hiked over 30 miles!  Some of you met your goals–I didn’t, but that’s okay, kids/life/dogs happen! It was so much fun to see your photos and read your experiences, and it’s getting increasingly difficult to select […]

                  Best Hiking Gear for Kids

                    As much as I know it can be hard to swallow because of how fast they grow, kids do benefit from proper hiking gear just like adults.  Here’s a list of some of our favorites that we have used and loved this summer.  Many of these links are affiliates.  Thank you so much for clicking […]

                    This Moment….A Friday Ritual

                      **No words necessary, just a precious moment from our life** NOTE: P is in the KangaKid carrier by Deuter.  You can find our full review here.  Great for giving a kid a quick ride when he gets tired out skiing (or hiking, snowshoeing, etc.) but also using as a fully functional backpack.