Hydro Flask 64 Oz. Growler Review – Perfect for Families!

Yes, you read that correctly. We recently received at 64 oz. Hydro Flask growler to take on our adventures and it is indeed PERFECT for FAMILIES. Why Every Family Needs a Growler Sure, I used to be able to use a growler for its intended purpose: copious amounts of carbonated barley pop. These days? Well, […]

Alaska Highway Road Trip and Inside Passage Cruise

It feels good to not live out of a suitcase after 33 days of doing so, BUT… it was an amazing trip! Our little (not-so-little) guy was a trooper. On the very last day the plains of Saskatchewan and North Dakota got to be a bit too much and we made a 12 hr push […]

6 Photos That Show Surprising Beauty in Medora, North Dakota – The Last Little Western Town

I know, I know. Maybe you consider Laramie or Cody or heck, maybe even Jackson is “western” to you. But for our family, the west came alive — really came alive — when we were in Western North Dakota! Sure, there’s a whole lot of West out there, between the Mighty Mississippi and the Pacific, […]

Kids Gear Review: Stonz Booties for Toddlers Winter

Our adventurous toddler isn’t one to be left out but the toddler boots on the market left much to be desired in comfort and warmth. Until Stonz Booties came to our household gear closet.  We were able to try out a pair of Stonz Booties with Linerz this winter and found they are warm and […]

Hydro Flask 12 oz. Food Flask [Gear Review]

Keep your cold cold and your hot hot with this durable Hydro Flask food container this season! Cold has settled in on us here in the Midwest. We usually welcome winter in these parts — what else are you going to do? It’s white around here (most years) from November to April. Sometimes longer — […]

Terramar Sports Thermawool Full Zip Midlayer [Gear Review]

The full zip makes it easy to lose or gain a degree or two with a quick zip of a few inches up or down and the roll-top neck provides protection from wind and cold when needed. The deep poppy heather color adds a bit of panache to a practical top. Thermawool for All Seasons […]

Veyo Mittyz – Kids Winter Mittens [Gear Review]

Whimsy and warmth meet for outdoor adventures in the form of Veyo Mittyz, thumbless mittens for kids, which are waterproof and easy-to-don. Veyo Mittyz Free Fingers and Thumbs Who needs dexterity when it’s 20 degrees? Not us. At least not for most of our wintry fun! These thumbless mittens made to simplify life outdoors in the […]

25 Things to Do in Your Terramar Sports Baselayers

Are you in a bit of a rut? Looking for something to do in those layers? Try one of these ideas — this is just to get you out the door. The details and depth of what you do is up to you! Enjoy the outdoors! 25. Take a Hike 24. Ride Your Bike 23. […]

Gear for One and All Gift Guide

This isn’t pretty. It’s just a down and dirty list of what you need to complete your holiday shopping. Some links will take you to reviews. I hope this helps you in finding those special last-minute gifts for the people that rock who are in your life. Outside Magazine Subscription – This is the first […]

Mountain Hardwear Women’s Trekkin Insulated Skirt – Do Winter Right

I’m a bigger gal than I once was. What with having babies and hanging up the wildfire boots (for now) anyway. So, you won’t typically find me in the skirts of the 90s era–minis and the like, denim, flowery, laced, or even cotton. I have, however, fallen for another kind of skirt in a big way–the oh-so […]

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