Yeti Tundra Cooler Review: The Ultimate Expedition Ice Chest

Yeti Tundra Cooler Review: The Ultimate Expedition Ice Chest

On Day 3 of our Memorial Day trip, I opened the cooler half expecting, as I’ve become accustomed to over three decades of camping, to find our food floating in a warm-water swamp.  Instead, there was our raw hamburger – still cold.  Our bag of ice – still frozen.  Much to my surprise, it turns Read more about Yeti Tundra Cooler Review: The Ultimate Expedition Ice Chest[…]

Visiting Usery Mountain Regional Park – Mesa, AZ

Visiting Usery Mountain Regional Park – Mesa, AZ

We recently visited Usery Mountain Regional Park during our Spring Break trip to Arizona.  Part of the impressive McDowell Mountain Parks system, Usery Mountain Regional Park offers a myriad of outdoor activities to include hiking, mountain biking, camping, and more.  The nature center even offers yoga classes and wildlife talks. Only a few minutes from Read more about Visiting Usery Mountain Regional Park – Mesa, AZ[…]

WATCH: Spring Break in Arizona – Family Mountain Bike Trip

WATCH: Spring Break in Arizona – Family Mountain Bike Trip

As I loaded my skis on the rack for the fifth consecutive Sunday, I knew we needed to escape.  Somewhere warm.  Somewhere sunny.  Somewhere with dry singletrack.  I don’t mind skiing, but unlike many other Utahns, it’s not my first love.  Mountain biking is. We lived in Arizona for nearly a decade before moving north Read more about WATCH: Spring Break in Arizona – Family Mountain Bike Trip[…]

Family Destination: Hiking the Green Valley Gap, St. George, UT

Family Destination: Hiking the Green Valley Gap, St. George, UT

I can bear the cold and snow and keep a good attitude for a while, but every year around mid-January the desert starts calling my name.  A few Fridays ago, the kiddo started throwing up and the air outside was gray, and I was done.  An email to the hubs and a hotel reservation later, Read more about Family Destination: Hiking the Green Valley Gap, St. George, UT[…]

9 Endorphin-Packed Family Adventures in Park City, UT

9 Endorphin-Packed Family Adventures in Park City, UT

Park City is known for celebrity watching, indie films, and glitzy living.  What many people don’t know is that this mountain town in Utah is also the perfect destination for active families with children. We are lucky enough to live about 20 minutes from Old Town Park City, and we make full-use of the proximity. Read more about 9 Endorphin-Packed Family Adventures in Park City, UT[…]

Family Adventures at the Millcreek Canyon Yurt

Family Adventures at the Millcreek Canyon Yurt

About 2 miles into our 4.5 miles journey, we knew we were in trouble.  It was raining (rather than snowing), and raining pretty heavily at that.  The snow was getting softer and softer and our pace was getting slower and slower.  We debated turning around and then decided to keep going. The Millcreek Yurt is Read more about Family Adventures at the Millcreek Canyon Yurt[…]