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Traveling w/ kids during the pandemic? Risky, but we did it. Our tips, lessons & packing essentials for flying (airport, plane + rental car) that made it (feel) a bit safer.
As someone who loves to travel, this year-long quarantine has given me (among other things) a mad case of wanderlust. The good news is that the more people who get vaccinated and COVID rates go down, the more travel opportunities will start to pop up. We had a chance to fly from Philly to Colorado recently with the...
The best & most unexpectedly wonderful shoes for spring are a sweet pair of Blundstone original chelsea boots! They'll bring out your inner puddle-jumping kid, too.
It’s springtime; the birds are singing louder, the sun feels warmer, and there is increasingly more light in the sky with each passing day. You’re about to go outside to soak up some much needed vitamins after the winter, and as you head to the door you slip on your favorite pair of boots. BOOTS? Surely, you meant sandals. Nope! Believe...
It's the kind of ski suit I've always wanted, way back when I was fan-girling about hot snowboarders (married to 1 now--#goals) + dreaming of being part of the "in" ski crowd.
For years now I have been so jealous of Shana & Mike's Epic Ski Adventures with their boys. My brother Adam and his family also ski...so it almost seemed like there was some sort of great conspiracy that allowed them to go on amazing ski vacations together. In her defense, though, Shana has been pressuring encouraging us to get...
As the winter wraps up, our Outdoorsy People love to stock up on gear for all seasons at a discount. We've culled Backcountry for our skiing, camping, hiking (& even lounging!) favs.
As the winter season starts to wrap up, I know our Outdoorsy People (hi, Shana) love to stock up on gear for next year at a discount. Outdoor Gear & Cozy Pieces: Our Favs On Sale At Backcountry Backcountry always has a TON of stuff (and much of it ends up on sale), you just need to know how to...
I packed cute layers to wear by the fire & wore them the whole time: my fav leggings, crazy warm + water-resistant campfire booties, a comfy hoodie + a cozy hat.
Thank you to Backcountry & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. The weather has been unseasonably warm here this year and thank GOD because we're all going a little stir-crazy. We had a TON of snow last year at this time, but this year we can actually sit around a campfire (that's not buried under all the snow) without freezing. Which...
I am, however, an avid glamping girl. For the glamorous camping life, there are a few cute outfit essentials for my packing list.
Let's be real y'all, I do not camp. While I love being outdoors, hiking, and spending time in nature, I am not about that no-running-water, sleeping-in-a-tent life. I am, however, an avid glamping girl. I love full-amenity vacations with a touch of glam, which is why I find the idea of glamping much more attractive. If you are a...
As soon as I slipped my foot into the lighter-weight, SUPER-comfortable, SUPER-cute Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots, I knew they were the ones.
Thank you to Backcountry & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. The time has come…the Comfort Shoe Queen of TME has decided to take on the search for great hiking boots. If you’re in a rush, the quick summary is: After trying several different boots (and years of boot-envy with Shana’s traditional Danners), I ended up falling in love with Danner’s lighter-weight,...
Halfdays offers women's ski jackets & snow pants in vibrant colors; no more 'shrink it and pink it'. Even more, they're woman-owned & committed to sustainability.
I recently came across Halfdays ("outdoor apparel for the modern woman") and was immediately impressed with their aesthetic. Skiing (like many other sports) tends to cater to men, and the gear made specifically for women often feels like an afterthought. I once rented some mens' performance skis in Utah...simply because (according to the guide), the men's skis were...
Staying warm + cute is totally possible. Follow the same rule as applying skincare -- add layers thinnest to thickest. Second-skin leggings, a long sleeve shirt w/ thumb holes, cuffed sweats & a good warm jacket. Ta-da!
As I sit down to type on this sunny afternoon, the temperature outside is 5 degrees but -- wait for it -- feels like negative 13. Ahhh, winter up north. I'm not what you would call a ski bunny -- I have childhood memories of nearly tumbling down the steep side of the ski hill during a school field...
But winter? Presque Isle in the winter is...magic. "The island" is how locals refer to Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior.
"The island" is how locals refer to Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula north of town that juts out into Lake Superior. In the summer, you can find us jumping off of Black Rocks, or walking along the breakwall to the lighthouse. Presque Isle is such a shockingly beautiful place that even landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (one of...

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