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Get out there! 6 ways to stay active as a family

As you all know from our about page, we’re a family of nature lovers, wanderers and adventure seekers. We snowboard, scuba dive, snowshoe, kayak, bike, raft, climb and hike, and have done so all over this great world. We believe that staying active as…

An ode to my mountain man…and why I choose to let you go.

Traveling to new locations is a pretty regular occurrence in our family. We are always planning, scheming, adventuring to a new location, and if we are idle for too long, we get antsy. So, I understand the wanderlust. I embrace it and encourage it…

The beginnings of stocking your gear closet- Some thoughts, do’s and don’ts.

  Written by: Josh Ryan   I have always been into the great outdoors, I grew up in a small town in Vermont and try to do things outside as much as I can. A couple of years ago I decided to get into…

Risk managers: Taking calculated risks to live a life of adventure. Written by MK McDonald

Mountains inspire opposing feelings. Feelings of being tall and small simultaneously.

Happy 2018 Wanderers!

Bidding 2017 adieu wasn’t a difficult task for the general population, and we are stoked about the possibilities of awesomeness that 2018 will hopefully bring. Our family has some amazing (A.Maz.Ing.) adventures already planned this year that we are excited to share with you…

Making backpacking fun for toddlers!

Some people find backpacking gear a logistical nightmare. When you first start backpacking you try to pack for unexpected weather, and every situations under the sun or storm clouds. After backpacking for a few years you begin to trim down the gear you thought you…

What’s on your adventure bucket list for 2018?

I really like to consider myself as someone who lives in the now. I try to cherish the precious moments in the present, not dwell on the past, and just take things as they come. But, I also can’t deny that I am a…

I heart the PNW.

Every year we try to venture out to new mountains. That being said, some mountains keep calling us back.  One of our tricks to venturing out every year on a budget is flying into different hubs which usually drops the cost of airfare dramatically….

A note to my younger self on my 35th birthday: A quick moment of reflection

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…

Trip Memory: A throwback to 2013- Our first family trip to our nation’s capitol

  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…

Want to make beautiful music while traveling? Our 5 favorite ways to bring our love of music into the outdoors or on the road!

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…

A Presidential discussion everyone can agree on: The Presidential Traverse

  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…