Try our tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe No Comments

Over the last 18 years, since moving away from home, I've been on the hunt to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. With some work and taste testing, I think we've come up with the perfect tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe that's sure to be a hit. Personally, I think the secret is the Ghirardelli chocolate chips. But you'll have to taste them to Read more

Female Entrepreneurs in Outdoor Industry No Comments

We love learning from other women. Today's female entrepreneur interview is with Amy from Action for Healthy Kids.  Amy graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a Masters in Public Health and now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her husband and two daughters. We believe in living your passion. And because we believe in the importance of instilling a healthy lifestyle at an early age, 5% Read more

Snowflake Bird Feeder Craft No Comments

How to make a Snowflake Bird Feeder Craft We love spending time together making crafts, especially in these colored months. We love watching the birds in our yard from our kitchen table. Today we've put together a fun snowflake bird feeder craft that you can create with your kids. We worked on this with our 2 and 5 year old and they both enjoyed making them. Materials: Chenille Read more

10 Fitness Program Tips For Long Term Success No Comments

This year, it’s all about health. I mean, you have said you are going to get into shape before, but this is your year. The key to success this year is to prepare yourself. Working out is something that is mind over matter. When you need to get into shape, finding the right fitness program can be hard. I decided to buckle down and look Read more

Can you believe that January is almost here? As much as I love the holiday season, it’s refreshing to see the start of New Year and what it will bring. There are some exciting things happening in January in relationship to birds. Let me tell you about these fun events. National Bird Day On January 5th, you should know that it’s National Bird Day. On National Bird Read more

Are Healthy Prepared Meals a Myth? No Comments

Healthy Prepared Meals seem like an oxymoron - but some companies provide amazing products that are healthy and delicious. Check out our favorites! Having a healthy meal each night at my house sometimes seems unrealistic. I’m a working mom that has three kids and a husband. Life is crazy in so many ways. However, I made a commitment a long time ago that I needed to Read more

Kick-off Your 2017 Fitness Goals with the 365 Mile Challenge No Comments

365 mile challenge Tips for Setting 2017 Fitness Goals & Why You Need a Community to Support You How many of you are really trying to think of your 2017 fitness goals? As a mom and outdoor nerd, I have realized the importance of setting goals and having a community rooting for my goals. One thing I realized this year is that there are a Read more

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller Review No Comments

It seems like just yesterday that the new school year was beginning and we were sending out little ones off on their first day. Now, the school year is coming to a close and the summer months are stretching before us with the promise of endless fun and a new batch of memories waiting to be made. For several months now my family and I Read more

365 Mile Challenge 3 Comments

What is the 365 Mile Challenge?  Today I'm excited to announce the 356 Mile Challenge. This is a project we've been working on for a few months and a few friends on Facebook got a sneak peek. Here's the thing. Somedays, most days, I feel like a complete fraud. I'm an outdoor blogger but don't always like going outdoors. Especially when it is winter and freezing.  Why Read more

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

The North Face Explore Fund No Comments

Explore with The North Face Grant  What if there was a grant that helped encourage outdoor activities? The North Face Explore Fund offers $500,000 each year to non-profit organizations. The Explore Fund has given at least 400 grants throughout its time. The Explore Fund reopens every year. Here are some things you should know about The North Face Explore Fund. National Parks The North Face Explore Fund is Read more