Gear Review: Sunday Afternoon Sun Hats

Every good summer adventure starts with a few good precautions.  For our family of fair-skinned explorers, sun protection is a must and so I am always on the lookout for good sun hats. Yes. There are good and bad sun hats. Sun hats with vents for hot days. Sun hats without… meaning my kids will overheat…

Gear Review: Boba Air Kid Carrier

Tested in: Hiking, walking, & swimming with 20 lb. Toddler and 40 lb. Preschooler Cost: $65 Availability: Boba provided by GoTikesGo.com Best Use: Short hikes, around town use, in the water, backpacking (to pack along for day hikes). For children 3-48 months and 15-45 lbs. Selling Points: The BobaAir is ultra lightweight, ergonomic, & machine…

More Family Friendly Snowshoe Trails [Salt Lake City, UT]

Important: Family-friendly means easy mileage and easy grade, but not always safe from avalanches! Please educate yourself and visit the Utah Avalanche Center for daily avalanche forecasts and more information! Often, while you are on mild terrain, avalanche terrain looms above you, increasing risk. We’ve recently found ourselves exploring some new trails by snowshoe, and they…

Through My Lens, 2013

One last look at a year full of a LOT of first for us as a family. First snowshoe trips. First time on cross-country skis. First half and full marathons. First triathlons. First all-family backpacking trips. Even the first time trying Kipper Snacks (basically sardines….) And a ton of beautiful moments in-between. Here is a…

Gear Review: DucksDay One Piece Rain/Snowsuit

Ollie and Stella Outfitters have been generous with me as I’ve tested their one-piece rain, wind, and snow suit during each of the four seasons. You might recall this item making it in our “Multi-Tasking Must-Haves” series last spring. And after 5 more months of having this piece of gear around, I still agree. While…

Seize the Fall Season with:

I hear it every year. And have already heard it a handful of times in the last week. There are only two seasons around here, Summer and Winter. Fall only lasts a week or so. I hate to be the contrarian, but I respectfully disagree. So why does it always feel like Fall comes and…