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…

8 Places to Stand Up Paddle Board near Calgary

Stand Up Paddle boarding is becoming mainstream and a very popular summer activity. There is a draw for adventure like the stories of Huckleberry Finn on his raft seeking one adventure after the next. The world also looks different when exploring on the water. This summer try exploring new places or from a new angle…

The Ultimate Surf Adventure: Surfing with Kids

Jenny Buchhagen was a world class surfer, travelling around the world for competitions. Now she is not only a surfer but her and her husband have entered the ultimate adventure. Parenthood. Surfing has changed since having her son but in ways she could never have imaged.  Read her story “The Ultimate Surf Adventure: Surfing with…

Yes, You Can Take Your Kids on a Surf Trip

The C Word. As in, CHILDREN. A word that makes grown men shake in their boots. A silly little word that is scary enough to ruffle the normally unflappable feathers of some of the most bad-ass childless adventure women out there! Is this baby the end of surfing, traveling, swimming, hiking, climbing, camping, snowboarding? Is…

Preparing Kids for a Beach Day in Tofino

Tofino and Ucluelet located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is one of our family’s favourite places in the world. The surf is amazing and the local shops and restaurants are superb. But… What really sets this section of the west coast apart is that it is typically not overcrowded and it still seems so…

Packing and Preparing a Baby for a Beach Day!

Every day, I am reminded of my outdoor education class that I took at the University of Alberta. We discussed questions related to ‘where can you engage with nature?’, and ‘what is the importance of the human connection with nature?’  My husband and I often find ourselves discussing similar questions.  Cam often comments on the potential…