Best Hiking Destinations for Solo Travellers

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My weekly ramble

Ewoldsen TrailJulia Pfeiffer Burn State Park, Big Sur, California...more

Why I Can't Wait to Take My Kids Camping Again

Last week, we spent some time camping in Black Moshannon State Park in Pennsylvania. This was a lovely destination surrounded by forests, bogs, a small beach, and plenty of sticks for the kids to wield like swords....more

on channeling steve irwin

Freddie's been all about doing outdoorsy things lately. Let's go camping, Emily! No. Let's go camping, Emily! Will I be able to sleep in a bed and not see bugs? No. Let's go camping, Emily! No. And then I realized that in order to have Freddie continue to do all the cooking for the rest of our lives, that I probably needed to find some sort of compromise on the issue of outside things.  So....more

Get Fit While Hiking

Get Fit While Hiking...more

Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY THREE

On the third day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: three hikes through glens—————We tried.By age four, we had Paco gliding on skis, running kids’ races, trailing the herd on a soccer team....more

5 Trails to Guide You When You're Feeling Lost

When I was a child, taken down with a feverish cold, my grandmother would advise me to take a bath in freezing water. She was a very sarcastic lady, so I'm not promoting that method of healing, but there's some wisdom there. Shocking the body can indeed revive the soul.  ...more

Downeast Maine in the Summer

I realized Friday when I did my impromptu 5 on Friday post.  That, while I talk frequently of Maine and my childhood.  I haven't really done it justice.  I think a lot of that is because even when I go home nowadays, I don't think of it like an "out-of-towner" might....more