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Best Women’s Hiking Shorts: Lululemon Speed Up Shorts Review

In this blog we are excited to share with you why we think Lululemon Speed Up shorts are the best women’s hiking shorts. Plus, they are the perfect shorts for hiking, as well as, many other types of adventures. We are very active women. Every day we are hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, doing …

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What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Hike

I love hiking.  My oldest three kids love hiking. My fourth child likes to hike half the time.  But my fifth child…well, she’s a whole different story.  If it’s more than two miles, has any sort of elevation gain, or if the weather isn’t between 65 and 75 degrees, there’s going to be a lot …

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Best Yoga Poses For Hikers: Feel Stronger & Recover Faster

Practicing yoga helps me so much in feeling good and strong when I go hike and backpack.  Even more, it helps me recover faster so that I can get out on the trail more often.  Personally, when I hike, I like to be on the trail at sunrise and I tend to push my hikes …

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How to Use Your Smartphone as a GPS on the Trail: Using Google Maps for Hiking

While there are dozens of rad GPS devices on the market, they are expensive and bit excessive for basic hiking and backpacking.  Instead of investing in one of these pricey pieces of gear, use your handy smartphone and never get lost in the wilderness.  Google Maps is our trick to navigating the trail but you …

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Backpacking Pack List: Gear Essentials For Beginners

We’ve backpacked all over the world. In Europe, we backpacked the Tour du Mont Blanc last year. Earlier this year, we backpacked the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. In New Zealand, our entire family backpacked for 4 days and 3 nights in Abel Tasman. Backpacking can take you to some of the most incredibly scenic destinations, …

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Best Trail Running Shoes for Hiking: La Sportiva Bushido Review

La Sportiva’s Bushido Trail Shoes are the best adventure travel shoes I’ve ever had. These shoes will last you forever wherever you go wether it’s a multi-day backpacking trip, strenuous hiking, trail running, or a climbing approach. These shoes will take your adventuring to the next level. Affiliate notice: This post may contain some affiliate …

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