I hated hiking growing up. Despised it. My Nana's favorite saying as I grumpily whined and shuffled along was "Every party has a pooper". She loved hiking. When visiting we went on at least a couple dayhikes. So as an adult I have to laugh that of my brother and the two cousins I grew… Continue reading When Did You Realize You Loved Hiking?
The sun didn't last for long today, but when I wake up to a blue skied morning in winter, I try to tell myself work can wait. And it can. My oldest son and I went for a 5 mile hike on the local rail to trail before the clouds came back in. On the… Continue reading Sunny Days Were Meant For Walking
Kitsap Memorial Park is a tiny Washington State Park hidden between the main land and the Olympic Peninsula. It's not a large state park, but it boasts access to Hood Canal and is a great stop on the long drive to the mountains. One huge bonus is they have a free parking spot for the… Continue reading Kitsap Memorial Park
With two new books published in December, it was time for a get away. And Kirk and I even got to travel with a kid free trip, which of course we spent much of it waxing on about how much the boys would love the snow....oh well. We at least left them home in the… Continue reading Winter Break Travel In The Snow
Hiking Free: Allergy Friendly Recipes For The Outdoors is our newest trail cookbook and was just released. This cookbook was inspired by our youngest son Alistaire who has severe food allergies, and our many readers who have reached out for help with dietary needs. 110+ Recipes That Are Top 8 Allergen Free: No Gluten, Peanut, Tree… Continue reading Our Newest Book: Hiking Free