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How To Help Your Kids Love Camping

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    What happens when you head out for a weekend full of camping and on the first day your kids are complaining that they are bored, that camping isn’t fun or that they want to go home? You’ve planned, packed and arrived for a weekend of relaxation, fun and family time. The last thing […]

Heat Kills! Tips For Hiking In The Desert Heat

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  I’ve lived in the Moab desert for the past 8 years and prior to that life-changing move I was a mountain girl from Colorado. What I discovered, and I discovered it quickly after I moved to Moab, is that hiking in the mountains during the summer is a completely different experience than a summer […]

LifeStraw Review and Giveaway

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  Picture this…   You’re out on a hike, maybe a backpacking trip or your out camping and low and behold you run out of water. You’re parched and in need of something to drink. You come across some water but you don’t have a water filter and you really don’t want to tempt fate […]

YayLabs Ice Cream Ball and Giveaway!

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Today is a great day to SCREAM for ice cream. It’s NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY! Woot! If you’re anything like me you’ll be finding the biggest bowl possible and filling it with multiple yummy flavors of ice cream and topping it with all sorts of delicious toppings. I say…Go Big or Go Home. Right? In […]

Signs Along the Way

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  I take a lot of pictures when we travel. I mean A LOT of pictures, and even though I come back home with hundreds of pictures there are times when I look back and think… man, I should have taken a pic of that. Does that happen to you? As I was going through […]

5 Ways To School Your Tykes While On An Adventure

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  Years ago when I was younger I always bought an airline ticket and flew to destinations for adventure. Then I met Bedge who road tripped everywhere. At the time I thought…what a waste of time. Driving vs. flying? You get to your destination way faster in an airplane. Then I took a couple road […]

Tips To Keep Sunglasses And Sun Hats On Your Tyke

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  It’s warming up quite quickly here in Moab and we can definitely feel the suns rays beating down on us. It’s very important that we stay protected so we don’t get scorched. This is why J-Man has been wearing sunglasses and a sun hat since he was 3 months old. The harmful rays of […]

Learn about Flow397 and a Giveaway!

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  If you’ve been a follower of Adventure Tykes for a while you know we are big supporters of the National Parks and value what they have to offer. J-Man has been to 15 National Parks and a handful of National Monuments and he’s only 5. So yeah, we tend to visit them a lot. […]

Adventure Tyke Photo of the Week – Cruising The Forest

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  Let’s start this week off with a fun Adventure Tyke photo…   Cruising the forest   (photo courtesy of Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies)         Email photos of your Adventure Tyke to melissa(at)adventuretykes.com to have them featured as the photo of the week.        

Kids and Nature Survey by The Nature Conservancy

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  We all know that I am a huge advocate for getting kids outside. Nature is so important for health, happiness and creativity. Apparently, most parents agree. The Nature Conservancy, with support from Disney, released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ […]

Me! An Aventura Ambassador

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  I’m SOOOOO excited to share with you that I have been chosen as a 2014 Ambassador for Aventura Clothing. Talk about starting the year off right! You all know from my previous review and review how much I love the clothing and the company, so this is just icing on the cake to be able […]

Adventure Tyke Photo of the Week: Hetch Hetchy

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  An Adventure Tyke going up some switchbacks at Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite NP. (photo courtesy of Chasqui Mom)   Do you have a picture of your Adventure Tyke? Email it to melissa(at)adventuretykes(dot)com to have it shared as the photo of the week.        

Looking Back at J-Man’s Adventures of 2013

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  Whoa! That, my friends, was the looooongest hiatus I have taken from writing since I started back in 2009. It was much needed but now I feel so behind. Oh well. Instead of stressing out about it and worrying about the date and what posts I haven’t written I am just going to write […]

KEEN Loveland Boots – Perfect for the Polar Vortex

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  Stuck in the Polar Vortex? Here is some help. The Polar Vortex is no match for the KEEN Loveland boots. These boots will help get your tyke outside for some winter fun. I remember in my younger years piling on clothes and socks just to stay warm while playing outside in the snow. I […]

Win an Open Country Dehydrator

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It’s giveaway time and I am so excited to be giving away one of the greatest additions to any outdoor gear collection. It’s not your typical outdoor gear item, but definitely suitable for any outdoor enthusiast. For the past few months I have had the pleasure of using an Open Country’s dehydrator. I’ve been wanting […]