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We are feeling so very lucky to have snagged 5 nights camping in Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon. As we work and school from the road, we’ve felt the necessity of slowing down our travels even more than we anticipated. Our time to explore an area is much slower than it would be in “weekend…

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We have been in the Airstream for three weeks, and while we were at the family’s ranch for part of the time, we still camped out front as all of the Erickson clan descended for the eclipse. We spent time enjoying ranch life, which includes everything one would expect: cleaning horses, riding horses, feeding horses….

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A deep sigh escapes my lips. Chris and I joke that we have roughly 20 of these deep “sighs” that need to escape as we re-learn to relax on every trip. After 4 weeks of travel, I think this might be sigh #17 for me. 🙂 Four weeks done and we are only half way…

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For many people, a summer road trip through the inspiring desert landscapes of Southern Utah is a life dream. And I am not here to argue. It should be. Below I highlight our favorite locations, the best hikes, and epic adventures for families in Southern Utah. Itinerary: The route I chose could be followed in opposite…

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Every year, March emerges like a butterfly from a chrysalis, and everyone (from Utah and beyond) starts dreaming of heading to southern Utah. And for good reason! Southern Utah is like the sweet taste of summer in March-May. Bluebird days in the mid-70s, a unique and wild landscape, and endless opportunity for adventure. Below are…

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Every year for the last 3 years, I’ve wanted to take my kids on a backcountry yurt trip. And every year the reservation period flies by and soon there are no nights left available. This year I was still late to the party, BUT I did get the last 2 nights available for the Bear…

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We have backpacked for many seasons now with our kids. And after successfully mastering our packing for summer trips, this winter we decided to embark on our first backcountry trip with the kids. Not wanting to winter camp in a tent (been there, done that), we reserved a yurt in the Lily Lake Yurt System…

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