This summer, change the tempo of your fast-paced life and feel the rhythm of the great outdoors at the Deer Valley® Music Festival. In the middle of summer we head to the mountains to feel the cooler temperatures. My families #1 awesome way to get outside this summer is to attend a concert at Deer Valley® - one of Utah's world-class resorts. It's the combination of music in the great outdoors 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

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

Arches National Park contains over 2,000 cataloged natural arches, making it the world’s largest collection!  Some of these are very small, but some are massive and will take your breath away.  I personally like to visit Arches at least once a year or so, just because it is one of those places that always fills me with wonder and amazement. For more information about each hike, 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

  30 Outdoor Activities for Families It is officially summer for us and I am excited. I can't think of a better way to spend the summer than .  I rounded up 30 activities to help inspire your summer adventures, whether big or small. Outdoors in Your Backyard Birding Gardening Set up a movie theater in your backyard and watch  nature-themed movie. Learn to identify a tree. Create a butterfly garden. Help the vanishing bees. Garden Read more

Staying Active During Winter No Comments

Winter is coming and with it come freezing temperatures. Whether you need a little break on your own to rejuvenate or a break from school work with the kids, getting outside will always keep your heart warm with memories. It is important to get outside and get some fresh air. Here are a few tips on staying active during winter months. Tips for Staying Active During Read more

Fall Family Geocaching: Fun! 1 Comment

  Finding Adventure in Different Ways We all find "adventure" in different ways, right? Finding it as a family can be difficult, as the possibility of finding something that appeals to everyone's tastes often decreases the more people that are involved. Fall Family Geocaching There is one kind of adventure, one hobby, though, that can often meet a variety of needs. It has met our family's diverse fun needs Read more