Gift Guide for Adventurous Toddlers (+Giveaway December 6-22)

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Welcome to Huckleberry the Trail Baby’s 2nd Birthday Celebrations! A Gift Guide (& Giveaway) for Adventurous Toddlers Huckleberry the Trail Baby is turning 2. Can we just take a moment to let that sink in? It is probably high time that we graduate him from Trail Baby to Trail Kid, perhaps that will be a post in the very near… Read more »

Kirby the Trail Dog’s “Adventure Dog Gear Guide” (+Giveaway Nov 5-26)

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Welcome to Kirby the Trail Dog’s 7th Birthday Celebrations! An Adventure Dog Gear Guide & Giveaway Kirby the Trail Dog has been with us through many an adventure (and many an ordeal as well, lol) and today is his 7th birthday! To some, a pet is a pet, but to us, our trail dog is just as much a member… Read more »

Cultivating Minimalism: a 30-Day Declutter Challenge

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What is “minimalism”? According to my favourite “experts” on the topic, The Minimalists, the answer to the question is… “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. Minimalism has helped us… Eliminate our discontent Reclaim our time Live in the moment Pursue our passions… Read more »

Hiking with Diabetes Requires Planning (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. This week’s feature is from Elisabeth Almekinder (RN, BA, CDE) of TheDiabetesCouncil.com. Elisabeth grew up in a small town in NC. The daughter of a country… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Diane

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Diane, a human of the outdoors. Diane lives in Belgrade, Serbia and gets outdoors with her 7-year old daughter and fiancé. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… As soon as the weather gets warmer, my daughter and I pack our backpacks and go camping. Last year we spent approximately 30… Read more »

How to Choose an Insect Repellent (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. This week’s feature is from Elizabeth and her team of writers over at Reviews.com. How to Choose an Insect Repellent Mosquito bites… Read more »

10 Ways to Avoid Ticks While Camping (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. This week’s feature is from Chris of Keep Dry Feet. With over 20 years in the construction industry, working in all sorts of… Read more »

Onya Baby Pure Giveaway (October 10-24)

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“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” ~ Bob Bitchin We love adventures! Big ones, small ones, close ones, far ones! And all of our adventures wouldn’t be nearly as fun if it weren’t for our toddler, Huckleberry the Trail Baby (yeah, I know, he’s not a baby anymore). And that quote above rings oh-so-true when adventuring… Read more »

Maman’s Birthday Gift Guide (+Giveaway Oct 6-27)

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Welcome to Maman’s Birthday Gift Guide 2017! It’s my birthday! Yay! Yippee! Wahoo! And so for the last month, there have been questions about what I might want as a gift or how I might like to celebrate. I usually answer with a shoulder shrug and a smile. I mean really, I don’t know what I want! I do know… Read more »

Coming to Terms with “Good Enough”

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I haven’t published a blog post in about a month and this is not the next post that I intended to write, but this is where my head is. The growing list of unfinished reviews can wait. The Humans of the Outdoors’ stories will be there when I’m ready to share them. There are always more Tuesdays to be taken… Read more »

Victoria Park: A New Sense of Community

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This post is sponsored by TD and the TD Common Ground Project.  All opinions are my own or that of my family. “The more we get together, the happier we’ll be” – we’ve heard it before, we’ll hear it again, and it rings true every time. “The more we get together” is the theme for the TD Common Ground Project, an initiative… Read more »

3 Films That Can Teach Us Survival Skills (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. 3 Films That Can Teach Us Survival Skills The survival genre is a favorite for those who love the great outdoors…. Read more »

MSR Mutha Hubba NX 3-Person Backpacking Tent Review

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We’ve been using the same old 2-person backpacking tent for year now, and it was Trail Dad’s before that. It was compact enough, big enough, good enough – when it was just the two of us. Kirby doesn’t take up a lot of space… Read more »