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.
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!
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!
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
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/
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…
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 often. As any parent knows, traveling with kids is an amazing … More A getaway for the senses in Spa City
The outdoors have always been an important part of our lives. Back in the day (“the day” being the late 90s when Matt and I started dating) you could always find us at a local park lying on a picnic blanket with our boom box in tow, trying to backpack on the Appalachian Trail … More Raising them outdoors