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Win an Open Country Dehydrator

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 […]

Stonewear Designs – Comfortable, Versatile and Super Cute!

  Do you have a gal on your holiday list that hikes, runs, climbs, does crossfit or any other activity? If so, check out Stonewear Designs. You’ll definitely find that perfect gift. I’ve been following Stonewear Designs for the past couple years through their social media channels and the awesome ambassadors they have chosen to […]

Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

            I always find stockings the hardest to fill. You’re limited on the size and the number of items you can fit in it. I seem to find items that are too big or I have to take them out of the package to fit. Here’s a list of cool […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Tykes

  Yesterday I shared with you my Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts, so here is my guide for outdoor tykes.   Holiday Gift Guide For Tykes   KEEN We all know I am a huge fan of KEEN due to their variety of footwear and selection for the whole family. Now they not only have […]

Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Outdoor Enthusiasts

  Before you hit the Black Friday sales this weekend here are some gear picks for those outdoorsy folks on your list. They certainly won’t be disappointed if you choose from one of the items below. Some of the items have made it on this list again from last year because I love them that […]

Enter To Win The #outdoorfamilies Giveaway!

    In honor of November, the month of giving thanks, I have teamed up with 9 other outdoor bloggers to bring you a fantastic giveaway. We all have so much to be thankful for and this is our way of saying thank you for being awesome supporters of our blogs.   Enter to win […]

Meet the McGurks – Adventure Family Spotlight

I am spotlighting one adventurous family every month. I have sent the family a questionnaire that they have answered, sharing with us their adventure stories, their lessons learned and their tips and experiences on how they adventure as a family. I am hoping this will inspire, motivate and encourage all of us to get outside […]

Perfect Time Of Year To Travel

  Fall is the perfect time of year to travel. The leaves are falling, the air is cold and crisp and nature is at its most spectacular. Most importantly, the massive swarms of summer tourists have subsided, leaving adventurous families to explore America’s incredible wilderness in peace. Acadia National Park in Maine is perhaps the […]

Jamison and Medomak CNX by KEEN

  We live in a very unique part of the world with crazy redrock spires, slickrock hills and canyons that are carved thousands of feet deep. When J-Man is out playing, exploring, jumping off spires, peering into the canyons and being his goofy 4 year old self it’s important that he has supportive shoes with […]

Fall Picnics and Camping with a Link Up

  This time of year is too beautiful to stay hunkered down inside and not get out to take advantage of the cooler weather and the changing colors of the trees. (Hunkering down is saved for Winter. Well , at least for the frigged Winter days. Yeah, I’m a wuss.) And with endless possibilities of […]

I Would Be Lost Without Checklists

  I am STILL  suffering from mommy brain or momnesia. You know…or maybe you don’t. It’s the lack of retaining any information in your memory bank. I have the hardest time remembering little things let alone important ones. I resort to writing things down, having checklists or plugging important reminders and dates into my calendar. […]

Emotions And Lessons Not Taught In The Classroom

  When I was younger I spent most of my childhood outdoors. I went camping and fishing with my family, rode my bike any place I could, played in the backyard for hours on end and I would run wild with friends in nearby green spaces. Hiking, mountain biking and climbing entered my world in […]

Adventure Tyke Photo of the Week: Caption This!

  (Photo courtesy of Rocks and Sun) Eleven Miles State Park, Colorado   Here’s another wonderful picture of tykes out exploring and once again I am at a loss for a great caption.   What caption should this picture have?       Do you have a picture of your Adventure Tyke? Email it to […]

Choose Your Adventure In the Smoky Mountains

  Living in the desert I often yearn for the mountains. I grew up in Colorado, so Moab is a stark contrast from what I’m use to. I do love it here, but there is something to be said for lush green vegetation, the dense forest, super tall trees that make you feel teeny tiny, […]

Adventure Tyke Photo of the Week: BIG Puddle!

  (photo courtesy of Holding The World In A Paper Cup)   “I took the photo while exploring an island in the Chesapeake Bay. We were so glad to be out and about that day!”         Do you have a picture of your Adventure Tyke? Email it to melissa(at)adventuretykes(dot)com to have it […]