How to keep kids happy on your next road trip 1 Comment

Photo credit: Melinda Jae Photography How to keep kids happy on your next road trip Over Memorial Day weekend we went camping in the Wind Rivers as a guest of Visit Wyoming. We logged over 1,000 miles driving and, for the most part, the kids did well in the car. While we try to limit screen time, driving for almost 20 hours, we've found screens to help Read more

3 Things to Know Before Buying a Kid Bike No Comments

Three things to know before buying your kid a bike Child Anatomy Weight Proper Fit Childhood First Bikes My first bike was a "too big for me, hand-me-down" yellow Schwinn Sting Ray “banana bike”. It was beautiful...and it weighed a TON. Well maybe 35 pounds, but to a 10 year-old it might as well been a ton. It took everything I could muster to pull it off the ground. Not much Read more

Best Hiking Boots for Women: Baffin Snosport Hiking Boot Review No Comments

Baffin Snosport Hiking Boot Review In search of snow, I drove up Millcreek Canyon, to try out the Baffin Snosport hiking boots. My hike consisted of hard-packed snow, ice, mud and crossing through a few streams.   There were a few features on the Snosport boot that I loved: Tread-The boot has amazing tread. I felt very confident walking through different snow conditions. Waterproof-The softshell material Read more

FitBit Ionic   Being active is an important part of my life. A part of my everyday active routine is wearing my FitBit Ionic. I never thought that wearing a FitBit could challenge me so much, but it does. There are some reasons I love my FitBit Ionic and I want to share some of those reasons.   Listening to music I don’t think there I love anything more Read more

Google shows there is no shortage of articles and tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the natural world.  Even novice hikers know the basics, bring food, water and tell a friend where you are going.  As a previous wilderness therapist, I want to share a few enhancements to the safety checklist that don’t take up time and can bring peace of mind for Read more

Should kids climb trees? No Comments

The Benefits and Risks of Climbing Trees with Carla Gull Once upon a time, tree climbing was just something we did as kids without thinking much about it. These days, whether it’s regulations, legal issues, or overprotective parents, a simple activity like climbing a tree can bring much more trouble! Dr. Carla Gull was inspired to do some research on this topic after being scolded for having Read more

GoPro Hero5 Black Taking adventures if fun, but how do you capture all that in a fun way? The GoPro Hero5 Black is what every person needs on an adventure. Pair this with Head Strap + QuickClip and you can record all the fun stuff you do!   I like to take walks, bike ride, and even snowboard, but sometimes it’s hard to catch the action without the Read more

Mental Health: One Simple Way to Improve No Comments

Mental Health America declared May Mental Health Month They wanted theme this year to be Fitness (#4Mind4Body). This is because increasing data and personal experiences have connected exercise and nutrition to overall mental health.  365 Mile Challenge I made the connection early on that when I got outside, my mental health improved. And when my family got outside more often we were all happier. In 2017, my friend Kathy Read more

Best Hiking Boots for Women Best Hiking Boots for Women Lowa Renegade Hiking Boot   The Lowa Renegade in graphite/jade has rocked my world these last few weeks. Being able to put these comfortable hiking boots on and take them around South Bend, Indiana has been awesome. I’ve been up in Michigan with them, hiking the cold but beautiful terrain. My Favorite Parts I loved the fit of the Read more

Best Places to Eat in London No Comments

Best Places to Eat in London Many of you know that my parents moved to London. I’m thankful for a chance to spend some time with them. We will be here for a few weeks and I’ve heard of some awesome places to eat, while in London. Here are some of the places I’m looking forward to eating at, while in London! Gastronhome – An interesting Read more

KOA Get Out There Grants No Comments

KOA Get Out There Grants Camping season is right around the corner, so there’s no better time to chat with Mike Gast, VP of Communications with Kampgrounds of America. Mike is here to tell us about a new KOA grant program, some interesting findings from their North American Camper Report, camping trends, and how KOA works. About KOA KOA has nearly 500 campgrounds across North America which operate on Read more

How to Adopt an Animal from a Shelter No Comments

How to Adopt an Animal from a Shelter   If you’re looking at adopting a new pet, you know the importance of checking out your local animal shelters. Animal shelters are great places to adopt an animal because you’re adopting a pet that already needs a home. Instead of encouraging puppy mills to stay in business. If you’re wondering how to adopt an animal from a shelter, Read more

Podcast: Having kids only adds to the adventure 2 Comments

Curtis Linville: Adventure Sports Podcast This episode is full of profound parenting advice that you can take with you on your journey raising a family. As Kathy of Go Adventure Mom and Curtis Linville of the Adventure Sports Podcast interview each other, you’ll learn about getting your kids excited for outdoor life, why adventures don’t have to be extravagant, and the importance of simply spending time together Read more

2018 Spring Gear Guide and Giveaway 1 Comment

2018 Spring Gear Guide We are thrilled to share our latest gear guide with you! We know that you'd rather spend our time out having fun adventures with your family. We've got great companies like Backpacker's Bistro, Jack Wolfskin, Kuhl, Belega, Para Kito, Verizon and MSR. Our giveaway is with Serac, Deuter, Xero Shoes, Coobie, Doodle + Co. Wonderbag, Baffin, GCI Outdoors, Romp & Roost and Flowfold! This past Read more