Adventuring

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...
This capsule wardrobe is just what we're dreaming about to wear on a beach vacay. A bit sexy, a bit sophisticated, a bit sustainable & inclusive sizing.
I don't know about you, but I miss vacation so much! I miss the sun. I miss the beach. I miss the feeling of just being able to relax and escape. And right now I want nothing more than a week-long vacay somewhere (on a beach, preferably) while sipping many margaritas. I am a sun babe by nature and...
I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.
I am definitely, absofreakinglutely an outdoor girl. I need fresh air on my face, I need to breathe it in, I need to walk and move and rearrange my thoughts in a way I've only ever been able to do when outside. I also grew up in Marquette, MI, where below zero temps were the norm Dec - March,...
We're scooping up essentials at Backcountry for fall & winter — think pullovers & jackets from Prana, Patagonia & The North Face...cozy outdoor gear.
Oh, hey! You still have our usual Weekly Sales Report to look forward to later tonight, but first...we wanted to dedicate a post entirely to Backcountry's Big Brands Sale. Happening now through 11/17, get up to 30% off some of our favorite brands like Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Columbia, Salomon, etc., Patagonia, Prana, Smartwool & The North Face: Our Backcountry Sale...
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 -- ...