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5 Budget Tips to stay warm on your next winter hikes!

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…

7 Songs to inspire you to travel in 2017!

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…

Know these winter clothing basics before you embark on your next winter adventure.

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…

Adventure today, Memories tomorrow.

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…

Backpacking with a puppy for the first time? Know these 5 tips before you go.

  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…

5 Tips to know before backpacking with your toddler.

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…

#Cabin Life!

So the story goes, I grew up with my father and uncle saying several times a year that they should buy land upstate (NY). Over and over again they would say it without ever acting on it. They’d also say how the price just…

In 20xx I’ll travel more.  5 tips to start traveling more now!

You’ve probably said and probably heard two dozen people say it. “I want to travel more next year” or “after I finish ( insert accomplished task) I’m going to start traveling more.” We used to say the same things. Now we travel whenever we…

Basin Harbor Club- our Lake Champlain adventure

Originally posted in Macaroni Kid Family Travel, July 2016 issue —————– The mountains are calling, and I must go. -John Muir We are a family of hikers, mountain seekers, and lake lovers. Nothing makes our little family more content than hours spent in a…

Latest blog post on Deuter USA- Find your outdoor tribe with Hike It Baby

Our latest blog post for Deuter USA is about a fantastic non- profit that we are lucky to be branch ambassadors for here in NJ…check it out and share it with the outdoor families that you know! http://blog.deuterusa.com/raising-child-outdoors-hike-baby/

Knock Knock…

  Holden (my 4 yr. old): Uh, mom…there’s a baby bear at our door. Me: No, sweetie, you probably saw a cat. Holden: It’s definitely a bear mom, come look! 😳   When you live in the country, sometimes you have surprise visitors show…

A getaway for the senses in Spa City

We are one of those families with an endless itinerary. We’re always ready to go and explore. Last year, our collective family travel itinerary included 13 trips, and our suitcase was a staple in our bedroom because it was being packed and unpacked so…