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 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.

#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 kept going up and that they should have bought last year. … More #Cabin Life!

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 can and I can only think if we knew these tricks … More In 20xx I’ll travel more.  5 tips to start traveling more now!

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 kayak, or days chasing the next mountain summit. We are always … More Basin Harbor Club- our Lake Champlain adventure

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 up at your door for breakfast. Little bear was not pleased … More Knock Knock…