by Jennifer Fontaine - Outside-minded families are happier families, and while most of our readers already know this, a growing pile of research supports what a legion of parents, grandparents, coaches, and caregivers already understand. When people go outdoors, attention and focus sharpen, family relations improve, moods become lighter, and everyone, regardless of age and … [Read more...]
Outdoor Safety for Kids | An Outdoor Expert’s Essentials
by Jennifer Fontaine - Recent studies have revealed the benefit— perhaps even the necessity—of spending time outdoors. For both kids and adults, spending time in nature's great outdoor spaces makes us smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than those who spend more time indoors, and while it’s unclear exactly how the brain and mood improvements occur, there are a … [Read more...]
Great Gear: Chasing Windmills Merino Wool Apparel
By Kate Spiller - In our ever changing world, it’s more important than ever to find ways to simplify, live purposefully, and practice sustainability. One way that we can strive toward this is through our clothing choices. As an outdoor family, we need garments that fit with our lifestyle. We’re out adventuring in all seasons, and in all kinds of weather, which is why the merino … [Read more...]
Great Gear: Does Bug Band Really Keep Insects At Bay?
by Melissa Avery - Bugs. They are part of the outdoors, but that doesn't mean we want them all over us, making an experience dreadful for the whole family. Enter Bug Band Insect Repellent wristbands and Towelettes. As an independent adult traveler, I've tried many insect repellent products without putting too much thought into the chemical components. Motherhood, … [Read more...]