Roadtripping with 3 young children: 5 Family West Coast Destinations

Some parents are horrified when they think of travelling long distances in a car with young children. Add in that you are not going to use any technology and many families would say that is impossible. Well Rachel and Andrew Machnee do not and have been on multiple family roadtrips with their 3 young children.…

The Realities of Adventuring with a Toddler: A Mom’s How-To Guide

Remember me? I’m the mom who packed up her 5 month old and headed out on a backcountry fishing trip in northern Canada with my husband in the post “A Floatplane, A boat and a Baby”.    I also said something to the effect of we wanted to take the attitude that ‘this baby was joining…

5 Family Friendly Surf Destinations

So you want to take your family on a surfing adventure?  The most important decision you must make – even more important than how many diapers and boards to bring – is where to go?  Many surfers seek desolation, gnarly waves and places that don’t necessarily have a lot going on culturally.  Basically, places that…

Bring Back Adventure and Risk: 7 Tips to get you started

Teaching  children to be courageous and adventure helps them learn to take appropriate risks, builds self confidence and  increases motivation when faced with challenges¹. It is not always easy to encourage adventure but it is important to  allow children to take risks at a young age for their development. Risky play is also said to…

Embracing each stage of life…

Embracing each stage of our daughters’ lives has been so important to the enjoyment of our outdoor family activities. Before they  could walk,  our hearts would swell as we watched them simply explore tiny rocks or dig in the sand. These little moments in the early days are wonderful BUT… the excitement that comes when…

Family Adventure Giveaway : Enchanting Iceland Land and Sea Vacation!

Going on family adventures is a great way to bond as a family and create new memories. Our family sure has enjoyed travelling Europe together after we had our first daughter and then touring in Dusty our VW van after having our second daughter. I want YOU to have the opportunity to adventure with your family and so I…