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Family Rock Climbing Trail Creek Road: Sun Valley, Idaho

It’s amazing how much wilderness Idaho has that doesn’t get used! This local secret is a perfect rock climbing adventure for your whole family.  The routes are easy, top-roped, and have some of the most incredible views in the Valley.  Plus it has amazing free camping. This local gem is still in the works, as …

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The Best Sport Climbing Destinations to Take Your Kids

When we first started traveling in search of sport climbing destinations, my youngest two kids were four and six years old. Old enough that they no longer required being carried in a backpack but not old enough to hike up steep hills or hike an hour straight to get to a climbing area (not that …

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Ultimate Day Hiking Guide to Lake Louise, Banff National Park: Lake Agnes, Devil’s Thumb, and Plain of Six Glaciers¬†

Calling all adventurists, want-to-be adventurists, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers.  In one of the most famous national parks in the world, Banff National park, is a hikers playground, Lake Louise.  From expert scrambles to meandering strolls to teahouses, Lake Louise has a day hike for any adventurer. Keep reading to find out the top routes …

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Mountain Biking & Hiking the Peter Skene Ogden Trail, Central Oregon

Hidden across the highway from the more well known Cascade Lakes Highway, with profound lakes, forests, and views of the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains, is a gem that most out-of-state travelers never even give a second glance. Three words. Lots Of Waterfalls.

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The Best Day Hike in Yosemite (And Doesn’t Require A Permit)

  Though I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries and hiked more than 400 miles of trails, I had no idea that one of the most amazing hikes in the world was in my home state.  Yosemite deserves all the fame it gets. It’s one of a kind with the lush quantity and variety of …

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Health Benefits of Nature: Tips for Getting Outdoors in Your Everyday Life

Sure, getting fresh air is good for your health, but how important is it really?  Actually, there is a ton of science behind the health benefits of nature.  But life is busy and finding time to get outdoors and plan camping trips can be challenging.  As much as we’d love to encourage you to make …

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Best Surf Spots in Europe (For Intermediates & For Beginners)

Coming from Southern California, we had pretty high standards when it came to looking for awesome waves to surf.  After traveling through 15 countries on our road trip through Europe, these were our favorite surf destinations.  Each one offers a unique experience both in the water and out.  By far, our favorite area was the …

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Weekend Hiking Trip from San Diego: 2 Day Adventure Itinerary

I’ve lived in San Diego all my life and I thought I knew everything there was to do in America’s Finest City especially when it came to hiking in San Diego.  That is, until El Nino’s onslaught of storms kept us our oceans polluted with runoff and the surrounding vicinity too wet to do much outside. …

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Surfing Portugal: For Intermediate Surfers, Adventurers, and Campers

Pipeline.  Tea’hapoo.  Cloudbreak.  These are just a few world class breaks that I will never be able to surf.  But just because I’m not a world-class surfer, doesn’t mean I can’t roam the globe looking for really good waves in very beautiful locations.  I love my home breaks in San Diego, but the sense of …

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How To Hike The Cinque Terre, Italy: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

It’s hard to beleive places like this still exist in the world.  A place that can only be reached by foot– a place that has stood untouched for centuries– a place that contains more beauty than any traveller could dream of.  Hiking the Cinque Terre is a one of a kind experience that adventurer should …

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Arco, Italy: The Best Climbing Destination

Hidden beneath Italian tourist traps like Lake Como, Milan, and Venice lies the Italian Alps’ greatest treasure. . . Arco: a climber’s paradise. Past Lake Garda, in between a gorgeous intersection of the Alps, is a gem that holds adventure, beauty, and fun. With more than a thousand routes in the area, great campgrounds within …

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Rock Climbing Destinations in Colorado: 3 Great Spots for Families

We love rock climbing!  It’s a great family activity that we can all do together, it puts you in some of the most beautiful scenery, and we love how friendly and helpful the community of fellow rock climbers is. While we still love surfing, we can’t all paddle out together (and if we did, we aren’t …

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Where To Surf In Costa Rica: 4 Best Surfing Beaches

Our family went on a twenty-five day surfing trip to Costa Rica.  We explored four different Costa Rica surfing beaches- Pavones, Nosara/Playa Guiones, Playa Negra, and Punta Uva. I’ve broken down each spot based on wave quality, accommodations, and foodto help you decide where to go on your next surfing adventure Costa Rica Surfing Beaches #1: Pavones Waves …

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Best Hikes To Do In Norway: And The Kids Can Do Them!

There are so many hikes to do in Norway.  The best way to immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of fjords, snow-capped mountains, and thousand foot waterfalls is via trails.  Norway is one of the best places to hike and takes you to some amazing campgrounds.  Take your time to enjoy the beautiful drives along …

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