The week of my 35th year on this planet is here and it’s kind of tripping me out. It’s not because I feel “old”, but more because I can vividly remember my own parents when they were this very age. I can so clearly remember warm days with my Dad mowing the lawn, and watching his … More A note to my younger self on my 35th birthday: A quick moment of reflection
In the midst of the political chaos that our great nation is facing, I am (for some reason) yearning for a trip back to D.C. I have such fond memories of our last trip there with the boys, and look forward to taking them back there soon. Below is an article I wrote back … More Trip Memory: A throwback to 2013- Our first family trip to our nation’s capitol
If you haven’t guessed it by the title of our blog, we love music. Our boys’ room is music (and travel) themed and even has the quote on their wall, “Don’t bother to pack your bags, or your map, We won’t need them where we’re going, We’re going where the wind is blowing” from the band … More Want to make beautiful music while traveling? Our 5 favorite ways to bring our love of music into the outdoors or on the road!
Any avid hiker in the northeast knows about the Presidential Traverse. A string of nine (or 10 if you include Jackson) summits threaded through the White Mountains of New Hampshire with water falls, glowing moss, and stunning summits, it’s no wonder this venture is on most hikers’ bucket lists. It was on mine and … More A Presidential discussion everyone can agree on: The Presidential Traverse
I love researching gear almost as much as I love using it. I truly believe that there is no one perfect piece of equipment, but with that state of mind there is always room for improvement. The best equipment can make your experience that much easier and more comfortable, but at a cost. Top of … More 5 Budget Tips to stay warm on your next winter hikes!
Matt (the Live and Let Wander daddy of the fam), and I have been an item since the late nineties. We met in high school and almost instantly bonded over our mutual love of sushi, 80’s movies, and punk rock. We were both musicians (he slapped the bass with friends in a garage band who … More 7 Songs to inspire you to travel in 2017!
There is an abundance of gear out there for any outdoor adventure. When it comes to deciding which gear is the most important you have to ask yourself what you will be doing. If that answer is backpacking in the winter, like a Canada winter where the temperature drops well into the negatives, then quality … More Know these winter clothing basics before you embark on your next winter adventure.
A warning: I get really sentimental during the holidays. Like, sappy, nostalgic, weepy mess kind of sentimental. This time of year brings out such a deep gratitude for life in general for me, but it also comes with an almost melancholy realization that life is short, my kids are growing up and we only have a … More Adventure today, Memories tomorrow.
Backpacking with a puppy for the first time? Know these 5 tips before you go! “Summit” is our adventurous Brittany Spaniel. He climbed his first summit at only 3 months old and went backpacking at 4 months old. Here’s what we did to get him ready: Everyone who gave us advice about bringing … More Backpacking with a puppy for the first time? Know these 5 tips before you go.
Hiking with young ones can be amazing and it can be amazingly difficult. When our almost 2 year old (now 3 year old) reached his first real summit after two hours of sitting in his pack and exclaimed “woooow”, as only someone can who’s never seen a view like that, it was all worth it. … More 5 Tips to know before backpacking with your toddler.