Adventuring

Backcountry is a go-to for outdoor gear, & cute hiking outfits are no exception. We found the perfect sneakers for a trip to the Paint Mines — & more.
This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle. Eight years ago I made the decision that I was going to make the outdoors my BFF. I grew up going to camp every year, but somewhere between high school and graduating from college, I lost my love of spending time outside. I am so happy that I've recommitted to finding new...
It's Backcountry's HUGE CyberSale! We're shopping a TON of adventure gear perfect for chillier months + the best outerwear. Our top picks for the adventurer & non-adventurer alike, inside.
This post is sponsored by Backcountry & ShopStyle. Fresh air. I will never take it for granted again after this summer and this year's fire season. Friends, this trip to the coast to get outside with my girlie was just what I needed. You can see it on my face in all of these photos...what a gift it was....
Hiking the trails in the Wissahickon Valley of Philadelphia is gorgeous — & also...quaint. Our family-friendly outing (+ what to wear hiking,) inside.
I'm embarrassed to admit that we've been living in Philadelphia for ten years nows...and we had never gone hiking in Wissahickon until last year, The Ninth Year of Our Residency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. One of the coolest things about Philadelphia? It's old, man. At least by U.S. standards. And the Wissahickon? Well. Once inhabited by the indigenous Lenape people —...
A Catskills getaway hit the family adventure spot. The deets for hiking the trails at Russell Brook Falls (+ what to wear & eat), inside.
We ventured up to the Catskills recently, for a few nights of family togetherness. Despite the short drive from Philadelphia, we had never previously visited. We stayed at the North Branch Inn (more on that later -- we LOVED it), and basically spent a couple of days relaxing, eating, and doing a little hiking. Catskills Getaway: Hiking Russell Brook...
We're taking the kids on a little family friendly adventure in the Upper Peninsula...biking, berries & bikinis on a secret beach in Michigan.
While we were in Michigan, I took the kids biking. I packed a lunch, told them to wear their swimsuits and off we went. Initially, they were full of complaints. It was a hot, muggy, oppressive day, with gray skies and that thick, heavy air you can feel on your skin. Thunderstorms were heading our way -- eventually -- ...
We're planning a little hiking trip next week. Mike and I have found, over the years, that we need proper family vacations -- away from the house -- in order for us to really unplug. Otherwise, our workaholic tendencies tend to get the best of us. And this year, we were supposed to be in Turkey. Like, right now....
Stay-put swimswear, cozy fleece by Patagonia or The North Face & a camping couch...Backcountry offers all we need for lakeside adventures.
A huge thank you to Backcountry & Shopstyle for sponsoring this post. We just returned from a three-week trip to the lake. And by 'the lake' I mean the gorgeous, clear-watered, sandy bottomed, hidden gem of a lake located somewhere in the wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.    Lake Life: All This Woman Needs For An Outdoor Adventure No big deal. I grew...
Calling all the snow queens, ice princesses, hot cocoa lovers & readers-by-the-fire. We're eyeing our fav outdoor winter gear at Backcountry — & it's GOOD.
Hey, hey, Party People! I'm calling all the snow queens, the ice princesses, the Mamas who press their noses excitedly to frosty windowpanes at the first sign of snow. Those of us who delight in the sound of ice-cold snow squeaking under our feet, and those of us who wait all year to hear the muffled silence of a...
From my trip to Mexico, I bring you not only a packing list, but this li'l rundown of things to do, what to eat & what to wear in Riviera Maya (+ Tulum).
Friends. Put the Riviera Maya on your travel list. You will not be disappointed. As a fan of the lovely country of Mexico, I'd visited the Yucatán Peninsula before, but this time around, we got to take more advantage of the beauty it has to offer (aka, we didn't just sit on the beach and drink piña coladas this...
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Winter boots, fleece-lined pants,beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
Remember how I said you might go stir-crazy if you don't enjoy some sort of snow activity in the winter? That goes for kids too--especially for kids. Fortunately, Greenlea's usually pretty excited to get outside. Uncle Mike took her skiing last year (she loved it), and she always has fun sledding with her cousins...Auntie Shana even got her on...