Travel Gear We Use: Five items I never travel without

On average, I travel twice a month, either by car or plane. I'm in airports at least once a month. This is not as much travel as some people, to be sure, but it's enough that I've pared down my carry-on luggage to include only the essentials. Whether … [Read more...]

DeLorme inReach or SPOT Gen3: Which GPS messenger to buy for outdoor adventure

Do your teens hike without you? Do you venture into the backcountry as a family? In winter, do you like to snowshoe, camp, or ski off-piste? If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, you've probably considered outfitting yourself or your kids with a … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: GlocalMe WiFi hotspot for travel

Let’s get real about WiFi usage and fees while traveling internationally as a family. When we travel, we embrace being off-the-grid most of the time, but we absolutely need wifi at various times. Sometimes, this is due to necessity: we need … [Read more...]

Guide to top beach essentials for this summer

The first step to having the best vacation of your life is planning for it ahead of time. This summer, with social distancing still in place, the beach is one of the best destinations. Families can be outside in the sun and the sand, and relax and … [Read more...]

Travel gear we use: Best shoulder season hoodie

Everyone needs the perfect shoulder season hoodie, whether they travel with kids, adventure travel, camp and ski, or all of the above (like us!). This review, featuring the Appalachian Gear Company's All-Paca fleece hoodie, is the last you'll need to … [Read more...]

Van life gear review: Thule Transporter Combi review

Much like last summer, most Americans will opt to travel by car instead of air this year, with a big uptick in road trip travel once it’s safe to do so. To kick off the start of the summer travel season, with hopes that travel will soon be part of … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Krimson Klover review

Haven't heard of Krimson Klover? Bet you've seen this brand featured in higher end travel and outdoor shops and tourist shops on recent vacations, even if you don't recognize the brand. Krimson Klover is excellent at active wear that doubles as … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Must-have products for road trips

The family road trip really is where the rubber meets the road. And this year, summer road trip travel will be bigger than ever. When it comes to the best products for road trips, we prefer useful items to flashy ones, the tried-and-true over the … [Read more...]

Enjoy the outdoors with kids’ paddling pools

Most kids love the water! Life is great when the weather is hot, and the kids have a pool to jump into. They can spend hours enjoying swimming and splashing around the pool.  Although swimming pools tend to be expensive to install and … [Read more...]

Best subscription boxes for holiday gift giving

Subscription boxes make for excellent holiday gifts! If you're looking for the perfect subscription boxes for the traveling family in your life, we have you covered. We've curated a list of what we consider the best gift box subscriptions for holiday … [Read more...]