10 Awesome Things to Do with Children in New Orleans 1 Comment

VISIT NEW ORLEANS Family Friendly New Orleans Last year we spent spring break in New Orleans with our kids, and had the best time.  New Orleans is a dynamic, and gorgeous city, full of history and a little rough around the edges.  Although it is known for Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and wonderful cuisine, there are many family-friendly activities in and around New Orleans. Here are my Read more

Rent Polaris Snowmobiles, RZRs, and More at Daniels Summit Lodge for Your Next Mountain Adventure 4 Comments

Daniels Summit By Troy Pattee Sometimes I’ll drive by a place and say to myself, “I need to stop and check that out next time I’m in the area.” Daniels Summit Lodge is one of those places. Whenever I pass it I excitedly make a mental note to stop in sometime soon. Unfortunately for me those mental notes are stored in a mind that regularly forgets to pick up eggs Read more

Back to School Backpack Guide No Comments

Back to School Backpack Buying Guide What if the backpack you bought your child this year was just what they needed? What if the backpack lasted more than 6 months? When looking for a backpack this school year, you need to check out these tips. Durability is #1 Sometimes when you think back to school backpacks, you just grab what you can. Not anymore. When you Read more

Earn a Wilderness Pin from the USDA No Comments

Earn a Unique Wilderness Pin from the USDA Looking for a fun way to get our kids outdoors (that doesn't involve Pokemon Go)? We've found a a fun way for kids to get rewarded for enjoying our trails. Utah is a great place for exploring. There are so many great trails that are family friendly hikes. There aren’t many things that kids can do for free anymore that Read more

Buzz Away Extreme 1 Comment

Buzz Away Extreme Imagine a product that could change the way you do things outdoors. If your family is anything like ours, we spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s amazing, but it does come with some consequences. Introducing Buzz Away Extreme. This is a really cool product that allows your family to have an eco-positive experience while outdoors. Here’s why you’ll see my family Read more

Basic Bike Safety Tips for Everyone No Comments

  Helmet Spex by Liberty Sport -- Bike Safety For Everyone Tis the season for everyone to start riding bicycles. While it’s a great time to be out and about, it’s actually a scary time for cyclists. It’s time to take safety back. Check out these bike safety tips for everyone. Look both ways before crossing. Always look both ways before crossing. Since most cars should look both ways Read more

Airstream: America’s World Traveler Book Review No Comments

  Ever since I can remember I've been a lover of travel. There's something so alluring about packing up an overnight bag or suitcase, tossing it into the backseat and heading off on an adventure. Of course, now that I'm well into my adult years and have a family to tend to, traveling doesn't come so easily as it used to when I was single and Read more

Creating Family Travel Traditions 1 Comment

When I was young… Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s hard to believe that I’m raising my own kids. This past weekend I was able to meet with my long time friend from Denmark. It was so great to see her as a grown woman, married with children of her own. It made me feel so nostalgic. Growing up family travel become part of our DNA because Read more

Puppy Love: True Stories of Doggie Devotion No Comments

Ever since I can remember I've been fond of animals. Like every other girl I knew I loved different animals at different stages of my life. For a long while I was obsessed with horses; I lived and breathed anything to do with equestrian activities. While I didn't have a horse of my own, I still loved them from afar. After that fizzled out, I Read more

Zuca All-Terrain Pack Review No Comments

This is a one and done pack. Seriously. You can pretty much haul this anywhere. It can hold up to 300 pounds of gear. I’m a pretty tough person, but I can only carry so much in my backpack. This is absolutely made for the outdoor enthusiast. This bag is multi-dimensional. We used it for outdoor in-line skating. It held our gear and the adjustable cup holders were Read more

Spring Snowshoe Adventures No Comments

Have you ever experienced the beauty and serenity of snowshoeing in Spring with your kids? It’s easy to forget there’s still snow up in the mountains and when it's sunny in the valley your kids will love frolicking in the snow in the canyon. It's kind of a magical contrast. We like to go to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. But most canyons wills till have snow Read more