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 […]

    Choosing the Right Hiking Boots






      This summer the boys and Mtn Papa and I have had an opportunity to wear some new hiking boot styles from Hi-Tec. To be quite honest, I have been only mildly impressed in the past with Hi-Tec, but after this round of testing have bumped them up to an all-around favorite for our family. It’s one […]

      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 […]

        12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 7: Get out and HIKE!






          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 giveaway is pretty straightforward (and there is nothing wrong with that!)  We’re fans of Hi-Tec […]

          Best Kicks for Kids






            While I know many people have already spent the big bucks on getting their kids set up for school, I couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorites from this spring/summer/fall.  While all our reviews are done on boys (sorry, that’s what we have here!), most of these shoes also come in “girl” colors. Disclaimer: I […]

            Gear Giveaway Day #5: Getting Down with Down






              I am a big fan of down outerwear.  It packs well, keeps you warm and is multi-functional.  I have had a chance this fall and winter to compare a bunch of different jackets and vests and I wanted to take the chance to link up all those reviews today and then give you a chance […]

              Still Time to Camp!






                Despite the dropping temperatures and changing conditions, there is still plenty of time to camp/hike/explore without putting some boards on your feet (AKA skis, snowshoes, etc.)  In fact, this is our very favorite time to camp and hike (if you haven’t noticed that from previous posts….)  The crowds are quieter, the bugs are non-existent, the […]