10 Tips for Women Hiking the Inca Trail No Comments

  Train Three months of training is recommended. Any cardiovascular endurance training will be helpful, but spinning and steep hikes specifically will help you strengthen your quads and the support muscles surrounding your knees.  As for strength training, stairs are critical (as most of the trail is giant steps).  A stair stepper at the gym is great, just make sure to add some weighted lunges as well Read more

Tips for Hiking the Wilderness No Comments

Tips for Hiking the Wilderness Now that you have your mind set on hiking the wilderness to earn one of the pins (or all of the pins), you’ll want to make sure you follow these tips. Safety is always first. No matter who you are or where you’re going, safety is always first. Make sure you have the proper hiking gear on. Also, a charged cell phone is 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

12 Insider Tips For Families Visiting Heber Valley  No Comments

  We packed up the kids for Spring Break and headed up Parley’s Canyon on our way to the Heber Valley. As always, it had been a crazy day filled with packing and last minute emergencies. (Why aren’t the kids shoes on after I’ve asked a million times?) We were spending 10 days up in Heber Valley while we had some repairs done to our house. It Read more

ShowerPass Rain Jacket Review No Comments

ShowerPass Rain Jacket Review Raise your hand if you’re an avid hiker like we are! My family loves to hit the mountains but we also love to be protected from the harsh weather. I searched high and low for gear that my kids can use for biking and I finally hit the “jacket pot.” The Showerpass Kids Rainjacket is a favorite in our family for many reasons. The jacket Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Yellowstone No Comments

From the geysers, hot springs, and pools to the lakes, forests, and wildlife, Yellowstone National Park has something to excite every visitor! As a kid, I dreamed of visiting Yellowstone and have fond memories of the experiences I had there with my family.  I used up rolls and rolls of film taking pictures of the buffalo, bears, and elk that posed for us along the side Read more

Liberty Sport Meadow Sunglasses Review As much as I love spending the summer days outside with my little ones doing fun activities in the yard or around town, it can get a little challenging to stay upbeat in the harsh summer sun. Here in my state the sun really beats down by the time midday arrives, so, with the suns glare in my eyes I have Read more

The Best Afternoon : Provo Canyon, Utah No Comments

My goal with The Best Afternoon Series is to help you have an awesome time with your family even if you only have a few hours in your day! After all, we can all use a little more nature time in our lives, right?!  I would like to spotlight Provo Canyon this week, with an emphasis on two stunning waterfalls that will excite every member of Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Zion No Comments

Nothing can prepare you for the grandeur of the red rock mountains that will surround you in Zion National Park.  It is absolutely breathtaking!  This past trip that we took was the first time hiking Zion with a baby in tow, so now I can confidently say that I have a great list of family friendly things to do in this park. 1.  Secret Hike to Read more

The Best Afternoon : Payson Canyon, Utah No Comments

I love to hike and camp so much that I could probably spend weeks at a time living out of a tent and exploring an area.  However these days, now that I have a 10-month old baby, usually our outings are pretty brief.  That doesn't mean that we can't have a great time in a few short hours.  My goal with The Best Afternoon Series Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Canyonlands No Comments

Canyonlands National Park is a stunning area near Moab, Utah with sheer sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, beautiful rivers, and spectacular vistas.  Although I have been to Moab dozens of times, I always visited Arches National Park.  My first visit to Canyonlands was a few years ago, and I was disappointed with myself that I hadn't made it there sooner. I still have areas that I need Read more