10 Epic Family Adventure Vacations across Western United States

I am so excited! I finally am sharing some of our favourite family adventure vacations that we discovered on our 3-month van trip. Our kids may have been little at age 3 and 5 but they still mention the people they met and the areas we explored. It seems surreal that we discovered such incredible…

Celebrate Earth Month and get Outside with the Sierra Club

In 1892, famous environmentalist John Muir and his friends came together to protect the Pacific coast and make sure that it was protected and accessible to everyone. Since then, the scope of the Sierra Club has expanded and the mission has evolved to bring people together to defend our natural resources and everyone’s right to…

8 Reasons Why Mount Engadine Resort Needs to be on your Family’s Adventure Bucketlist

After turning off the number 1 highway onto the Kananaskis 40 road, it is nearly impossible not to mention the beauty of the snow-covered mountains. The majestic giants appear to be hiding secrets to be discovered by anyone choosing to embark on an adventure. Further past the 40 is spray lakes road that is even…

Family Van Life Budget: The cost of living 3 months on the road!

It feels like only yesterday we were living the dream life traveling around in Dusty our 1993 VW Eurovan. The trip that ended in December brought our family closer together as we explored 3 provinces and 6 States over 3 months. As promised in the blog post “Finding Money for a Family Van Life Trip”, …

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…