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

A Memorable First Encounter With a Camel

Hola hola! I hope you’re all having a good week! I’m just strategizing how to get three days worth of juice cleanse supplies into a college sized refrigerator (#NYCProblems), and getting pumped for the cleanse this weekend!If you want to join, it’s definitely not too late. You can email me at alexa@adventures-of-a-twenty-something.com for more info. All are welcome!...more

Family Fun Is Waiting on the Washington State Coast

From the Valley of the Giants to the Valley of 10,000 Waterfalls, the Washington State Coast has something to offer everyone. Packing up the family and heading to the coast was the best decision we've made in a long time! The reminder of how much fun it can be to spend time together and explore a new destination is just what we needed to grow closer together....more

Beautiful Scenic Hike You Need Try In Yellowstone

Trout Lake TrailIf you've never been to Yellowstone National Park, I suggest you do. It has been a tradition of mine since 2011 and since then I just can't get enough of it....more

Kicking it back

Jim is out on his bike taking in the crowds down here that are waiting for the fireworks that will start in about one and a half hours.The girls and I are here, resting after a good hike this afternoon in an old golf course that the state has turned back to an Environmental area,that is,they are letting it turn back into a forest! There were new pine trees everywhere, and we saw a bunny but the Kasia girl was sniffing up a storm so the other animals are definitely there....more