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Ethical Gifts for the Outdoor Family (+ Giveaway)

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year especially for the Born to be Adventurous website. I love putting together a list of our family’s favourite items into a gift guide. Well, this year we put together a list of our favourite sustainable companies with gifts for the whole family. But… I am…

Guide to Exploring Central Idaho with Kids: Hot Springs, Biking and Paddling

After 5 nights exploring Northern Idaho it was time to head south towards McCall. Our 6 hour drive south took us through incredibly diverse landscapes. We drove past tree covered mountain sides, through Hell’s Gate canyon and past golden farmer’s fields before reaching the beautiful town of McCall. As we approached we immediately could tell…

The Truth Behind Biking with Kids : Riding the Hiawatha Trail (+Video)

Riding the Hiawatha trail was an unforgettable experience. As a family we soaked up the fall coloured views and whooped through all 10 of the train tunnels. The 7 Trestles (train bridges) provided an incredible view of the valley. A view that we obviously had to stop on and take a family picture.   The small…

Explore Northern Idaho : Bikes, Brews and Family Fun

Our family is 10 days into our 90-day Western US VW van trip and we have started our adventuring out strong. After spending time wrapping up loose ends in Canada while relaxing on a friend’s property in Yakh, BC we crossed the U.S. border and left Yahk in our tracks! The wild turkeys were waiting…

5 Outdoor Mittens for Kids: Choosing the right pair for your child

There are so many options and different pairs work better for different children. This can be such a challenge when trying to find the “right” pair for your child.   But in extremely cold weather there is no debate. Children have to wear mitts or the tears will start coming or even worst frost bite.  These …