Camping · Hiking · Trip Report

Trip Report: Death Valley 2016 Part 1

At the beginning of 2016 we took a week-long trip to Death Valley National Park. It was our first visit to this enormous park, but we fell in love almost immediately. We are planning another trip in the winter of 2017, but that doesn’t seem soon enough! To satisfy my Death Valley cravings in the… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016 Part 1

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Family Hiking: 4 Rules for Avoiding Disaster

The addition of a newborn baby to our family is not particularly conductive to having lots of exciting adventures. These days, I am more likely to embrace another hour of snuggling my sweet girl on the couch than take the steps to get everyone packed up and in the car for an outing. Regardless, the… Continue reading Family Hiking: 4 Rules for Avoiding Disaster

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Mission Trails: 3 Easy Hikes

Recovering during the postpartum period can be surprisingly difficult. Along with learning the feeding and sleeping patterns of a new little human, a momma’s body has a lot of healing to do and there are many other physical and emotional changes those first few weeks (or even months). For me, this third pregnancy and birth… Continue reading Mission Trails: 3 Easy Hikes

Camping · Toddlers

Camping Happiness: Our Favorite Kid Distractions

After Thanksgiving, it is our tradition to go camping for a few days to celebrate the beginning of the true desert season in San Diego. Desert camping with kids is really one of the easiest kinds of camping. Unlike forest or mountain camping, desert camping somehow feels much cleaner to me, even with all the… Continue reading Camping Happiness: Our Favorite Kid Distractions

Flying · Toddlers · Travel

5 Things I Learned About Flying With Toddlers

Over the summer, my kids and I went on over a dozen flights. For my 1 year old son, it was his first time flying, ever. I was nervous (of course) but we had some really good experiences and only a few mishaps along the way. Here are some things that I learned, and I… Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Flying With Toddlers