2016 Big Holiday Giveaway

2016 Big Holiday Giveaway



The 2016 Big Holiday Giveaway

Throughout the year we have been busy reviewing the best gear for the outdoors. We start the review process in August at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. From August through October, we review and use over 300 products that are submitted.

Our Holiday Gift Guide features the top products for families on the go. There are so many great product out there, that it’s hard to pick. But each year as we go through this process, I love connecting with new brands and small business that are doing great things.




A BIG THANK YOU to all the sponsors for this giveaway!

Show them some love on social media by thanking them, too! The sponsors listed below have generously donated product to our Go Adventure Mom Tribe. We are so thankful for them and for the partnership we are able to have with them.




Go Adventure Mom has hand picked our favorites and are giving away a product-a-day for the next 26 days. Each prize is valued at $50+ and some are as much as $150 and $299! We’ve got fun gifts for everyone on your list! Opt outside!

We love to save money so we can spent it on things we really need or products that help us to get outdoors. 26 Prizes are up for grabs! Will you be a winner?

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

There are 117 Comments

  1. Posted by Kristen M

    Such a jam packed issue! The fantastic forts article was unique and creative. My kids would have a blast creating one!

  2. Posted by Terry Stevens

    My favorite article was “Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using”.

  3. Posted by Sonya

    First time visiting your page & I look forward to checking it out more.

  4. Posted by Sonya

    Just checked out the magazine and enjoyed the article on Hiking the Monteverde Cloud Forest – with kids :)

  5. Posted by Jenifer S.

    I enjoyed the article about Grand Teton NP. We’ve been to the park, but I don’t think we hit any of the spots mentioned by the author- clearly we’ll have to go back so we can see the sights she recommended :)

  6. Posted by Jenifer S

    I enjoyed the article about Grand Teton NP. We’ve visited in the past, but I don’t think we saw any of the sights mentioned by the author- clearly we’ll have to go back so we can see them :)

  7. Posted by Eugenie

    I liked the article about barefoot running.

  8. Posted by Vickie

    Almost everything..the cooling vest, all the sneaks, socks, and shades.

  9. Posted by Angela Hendricks

    My favorite article was The Boy Who Spoke To The Earth.

  10. Posted by sarah sindell

    I liked “Two Horrible Words”, good advice for all parents

  11. Posted by Sindy Murray

    I like how Coca-Cola Foundation is helping villagers get a fair price for recycling bottles and providing water. It’s great to know their working with the red cross also.

  12. Posted by Sindy Murray

    We will take the stove to our camping trips and family reunions . We are planning on camping more often next summer and fall.

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  14. Posted by Soha Molina

    I like Tips for Bird Watching with Kids.

  15. Posted by Elena

    I like the article Guide to Preparing a Stress Free Trip

  16. Posted by Sheila Ritter

    I liked the article about buzzing away the bugs – Buzz Away Extreme. My family does a lot of camping and spends a lot of time outdoors so this is important to me.

  17. Posted by Jeanne Coulombe

    First time reading your magazine loved it, I really like reading “Two horrible words you need to stop using”

  18. Posted by Teresa

    I enjoyed reading 3 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Gear. I’m always looking for new and better ways to organize!

  19. Posted by Audrey Stewart

    I enjoyed reading about Morro Bay CA to Launch NEW Adventure Pass. I have a friend that lives near there.

  20. Posted by Ty

    I like the autumn recipe!

  21. Posted by Kristin C

    I really enjoyed reading “Two horrible words you need to stop using.”

  22. Posted by Christian H

    My favorite article was Top 10 Best Cities for Families

  23. Posted by Nikki Fahey

    I enjoyed reading about Morro Bay CA to Launch NEW Adventure Pass. It sounds fun!

  24. Posted by Nikki Fahey

    I enjoyed reading about Morro Bay CA to Launch NEW Adventure Pass. It sounds fun! thanks

  25. Posted by Dotty J Boucher

    I really enjoy the wellness part, for someone like me who is not only trying to a better me, this always pulls me closer in..

  26. Posted by Kelly D

    I like the Guide to Preparing a Stress Free Trip article.

  27. Posted by Jessica Lodge

    Thank you for the 11 Simple Truths About Motherhood article!! It was spot on, and it’s so nice to know that other Mom’s feel and are going through the same things I am.

  28. Posted by Jamie Williams

    My favorite article in the magazine was “Is barefoot running for me”?.

  29. Posted by Steve Weber

    I enjoyed the article about Grand Teton NP.

  30. Posted by Terry Poage

    I enjoyed the Visit Pensacola post. I use to take my kids there every summer and love it over there.

  31. Posted by Jennifer Rote

    I liked the guide to preparing a stress free trip.

  32. Posted by Terry Poage

    We would go camping over in Mississippi at one of their state parks.

  33. Posted by Shannon

    I love the Bike Tour of Tuscany article.

  34. Posted by Will G

    I liked the one about planning a stress free trip.

  35. Posted by Pam H.

    “Two horrible words you need to stop using” was my favorite article.

  36. Posted by Hayley S

    My favorite article was “How to reduce your carbon footprint”!

  37. Posted by Linda Kish

    My favorite article is “8 must know tips to respect and protect wildlife”

  38. Posted by Nicole Martin

    The barefoot running one was very interesting!

  39. Posted by Emily Endrizzi

    My favorite article was Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using on Your Kids.

  40. Posted by Audra O'Hara

    I like the article on 5 Safety Tips for Women Traveling Alone. I don’t like to travel alone, but I’ve had to in the past. Those were good tips about dressing wisely and spending money in moderation.

  41. Posted by Emily Endrizzi

    It would be amazing to win any of these prizes. I would go on an camping adventure with my family and dogs.

  42. Posted by Stefanie G

    I loved the grand canyon article! it’s my favorite place to visit!

  43. Posted by Rachel

    My favorite article is Five Clean-Air Ideas to SNUB the Inversion.

  44. Posted by Stephanie Phelps

    My favorite so far is the “Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using”.

  45. Posted by Ashley Mains

    I liked the article, “Two horrible words that you need to stop using””.

  46. Posted by Karen Ung

    I liked the tips for organizing gear!

  47. Posted by Deb Smith

    My fav was Cupcake Paper Snowflakes — Kids Holiday Craft Printable

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  49. Posted by Bonny McDevitt

    Wellness most definitly!

  50. Posted by Dominique Cloutier

    The top 10 cities article was my favorite because Overland Park KS was number 1 and I’m super close to that town! A smaller town close to it. I had no idea I had already picked the best place for my littles!

  51. Posted by Gwendolyn J

    Barefoot running is my fav, I walk around barefoot all the time

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  53. Posted by Glen Hough

    I love the stress free trip. It is kind of like a unicorn

  54. Posted by Amanda

    Grand canyon article was my favorite.

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  56. Posted by Rebby

    I enjoyed the post on 5 Family Travel Apps! https://www.goadventuremom.com/2016/10/5-family-travel-apps/

  57. Posted by Jenn H

    The article on barefoot running was really interesting!

  58. Posted by Lauren H

    I like 11 Simple Truths About Motherhood

  59. Posted by Janice Dean

    Top 10 Best Cities for Families, 2015 was my favorite!

  60. Posted by Julie

    I lvoed the top 10 best cities for families .. need ideas for travel next year…

  61. Posted by heather kaufman

    I enjoyed The USA RV campground list. We camp a lot & this is helpful information.

  62. Posted by Melinda

    The Article on barefoot running was informative.

  63. Posted by Leslie Roberts

    I liked “Two Horrible Words” it’s something all parents should instill within their child

  64. Posted by Karla Sceviour

    I love all the recipe articles,especially the 15 Ways to Use Apples in a Recipe

  65. Posted by Jennifer Marohn

    The one about why kids should explore is my favorite i think.

  66. Posted by Gladys M

    My favorite article was Top 6 reasons to visit Long Beach. We are planning a trip to California next year and this article was very helpful! Thanks!

  67. Posted by Krista M

    Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa was my favorite! Oh my goodness what an amazing place to stay. A dream!

  68. Posted by Rebecca b

    Hiking the Monteverde Forest sounds great.

  69. Posted by Angela Saver

    My favorite article was “How to Make the Most of Fall!’ I also really liked “How to Make Bottled Apple Pie Filling.”

  70. Posted by Katt Lewis

    2 horrible words to quit using. Some things are done by rote with no forthought at all anymore.

  71. Posted by aaron reck

    Is barefoot running for me” was really interesting. I run a lot. I need to find a ground trail to jog on and I think that would help me so much. Thanks for all the great information. I’ll have to read some more articles later when I have more time.

  72. Posted by molli taylor

    i loved the atricle about bareftoot running. i hate shoes, and those “shoeless” shoes….

  73. Posted by missbobloblaw

    I liked the Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using article.

  74. Posted by Wendy R.

    I enjoyed the review section, especially the review of the Joovy caboose tandem stroller since we are looking for a stroller.

  75. Posted by Marilyn Nawara

    I enjoyed reading “Safety Tips for Women Traveling Alone”. Excellent article with good tips. I travel for work and am always concerned about my safety.

  76. Posted by Angela

    My favorite so far is the “Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using”.

  77. Posted by DENISE LOW

    I read the article on 5 clean air ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  78. Posted by DENISE LOW

    We like to go fishing just down the road. So we would take it with us and cook out.

  79. Posted by Dawn Monroe

    I enjoy the road trip/travel tips and an article that I remember is “Two horrible words to stop using with your kids”.

  80. Posted by Francine Anchondo

    I like the 3 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Gear

  81. Posted by BECCA143

    This is such a generous give away. Thank you.

  82. Posted by jberry

    TOP 10 BEST CITIES FOR FAMILIES was a decent read.

  83. Posted by Alexandra Campbell

    I really enjoyed ” 8 must know tips to respect and protect wildlife “!

  84. Posted by Christy Peeples DuBois

    I love the gift guide. I read in the fall issue Is Running Barefoot For Me? I’ve not heard of this until now and wanted to see a picture of these minimalist shoes but there wasn’t one. I am about to find a picture though.

  85. Posted by Heather

    Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using

  86. Posted by Senna Kory

    I enjoyed the bird watching article!

  87. Posted by Deborah Caudill

    I liked them all, but especially enjoyed the one regarding “Two Horrible Words We Need To Stop Using”

  88. Posted by Nicole Ackerman

    Two Horrible Words You Need to Stop Using on Your Kids was my favorite!!!

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  90. Posted by Sonya Morris

    I like the article, Is Barefoot Running for Me.

  91. Posted by Katy

    The “Two Horrible Words” article was very touching. Thank you for the amazing giveaways!

  92. Posted by Steph

    I liked clean air ideas

  93. Posted by Jorge Granda

    Barefoot running was quite interesting and enjoyable.

  94. Posted by james e baurle

    Audubon society article,son and i dig birds

  95. Posted by Julie Ikeda

    I love the gift guide because I’m always looking for new gift ideas. Thanks!

  96. Posted by Cynthia Hilliard

    Planning a stress free trip.

  97. Posted by Robert Hogan

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  98. Posted by mitzi frank

    The running barefoot article was very interesting!……

  99. Posted by Marisa

    I enjoyed the Bike Tour of Tuscany article.

  100. Posted by Karen

    I like the Grand Canyon article

  101. Posted by Robin Creager

    My favorite article was the Pumpkin Cookie Recipe..very easy to make recipe!

  102. Posted by Robin Creager

    I’d take my grandson on his first camping trip with his parents to a near by lake is how we ADVENTURE.

  103. Posted by Cynthia Hilliard

    Hiking the cloud forest!

  104. Posted by mitzi frank

    Safety Tips for Women is very informative……

  105. Posted by Elle Tucker

    The Bike Tour in Tuscany and the Grand Tetons, both places I’d love to see. :)

  106. Posted by Cassandra D.

    The different campgrounds.

  107. Posted by Teresa A Thompson

    Running barefoot was interesting.

  108. Posted by Jennifer Kreisler

    OIWC Innovation Pitchfest Supporting Women And The Outdoors is a great article! Not only an abundance of information but also inspiration to actively make a difference. Great writing!

  109. Posted by Janet OBrien

    The story about hiking in cloud forest

  110. Posted by Julie Waldron

    I like the article Two Horrible Words You Need To Stop Using On Your Kids.

  111. Posted by mitzi frank

    We would take the stove and our other camp equipment and have a great weekend in the mountains to the South!! My Sweet Pea would love that!!

  112. Posted by Starla

    These are all so good. I really enjoyed the 11 Simple Truths About Motherhood!

  113. Posted by Krystal Waters

    6 top reason to visit Long Beach was interesting.

  114. Posted by Wendy Browne

    Catching Fireflies was an interesting read. We don’t have fireflies here in Houston any more due to suburban sprawl.

  115. Posted by Rebecca b

    We’ve had so many restrictions on campfires during the summer and fall that a good stove is crucial. It keeps us going out.

  116. Posted by Deanna

    Two Horrible Words You Need To Stop Using On Your Kids was my favorite.

  117. Posted by Lisa Walker

    I really liked the article “Guide to Preparing a Stress Free Trip.”

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