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What kind of PARENTS take a Toddler to Nicaragua

What kind of parents voluntarily sign up for an overseas trip to a foreign country with a toddler…especially a country where hardly anyone can speak english? WE DO! And to top it off we are contemplating a SECOND trip! Yes, you read that correctly! Nicaragua had such an amazing impact on us, that we want…

Nicaragua with a Toddler

Vacationing in Nicaragua with a toddler

Over the past few weeks we have been busy traveling abroad, treasure hunting and volunteering. We spent 6 days vacationing in Nicaragua with a toddler. She was such trooper.   We left on Christmas Day so she handed out chocolates to all the workers, flight attendants, and bus drivers we ran into.  We wanted to…

Ringing the Bell – Salvation Army style!

    Raising a kid is hard. I’m sure it has always been difficult, but with iPhones, electronic babysitters and more TV shows than one kid can handle, its hard to find balance.  How do you teach a toddler empathy or compassion … by ringing the bell – Salvation Army style!   As parents we have been…

Go Ape Adventure Giveaway

We recently discovered an awesome family adventure course called Go Ape. We have 2 gift certificates to giveaway for 2 lucky winners! With the holidays just around the corner, this would be a great git for an adventurous family! Go Ape gift certificates are the perfect gift for an outdoor lover! Our forest adventures are…

Ultimate Gear Wish List

My Ultimate Gear Wish List

With the holiday season upon us, lets take a moment to day dream. If I were to (HYPOTHETICALLY) give you $1,000 to spend on gear for ONLY YOU what would you spend it on? Here is my ultimate gear wish list!   So….. my list went a little LOT over my $1,000 hypothetical budget, but oh…

Gift Guide For Family Campers

Gift Guide for Family Campers

  1. Darice Glow Sticks, 8-Inch, Assorted Neon Colors, 100-Pack 2. Ciao! Baby Portable Travel High Chair, Black 3. Mountain Hardwear MegaLamina 20 Sleeping Bag Blue Ridge Reg Lh 4.  Goal Zero 14101 Luna USB LED Stick Light 5. Petzl Tikkina Headlamp Ocean Blue One Size 6. Portable Battery-Operated Fan (Black) 7. Coleman Fold and Go…

Horse Pens 40

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering

Alabama has a renowned bouldering park called Horse Pens 40. North of Birmingham 30 minutes in Steele, AL rests an amazing bouldering park. Complete with RV and primitive camping, hot showers, water and electric hook-ups, a country restaurant and country store.     Historic Horse Pens 40 (HP40) is run by the “Shultz family and…

Loose Nuts Cycles

I’ve been sitting here pondering (over a nice cold beer) what exact thing that made me REALLY dig Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta GA.  This weekend we had the opportunity to visit the guys at the shop and finally get to see what it was all about. Both Chris and Tyler were extremely down to…

On the Road in an Hour!

The other weekend we had NO PLANS for the two precious days we get a week to spend as a family doing what WE want. So over our first morning cup of coffee we started throwing out a few ideas. We settled on heading for the ocean. The critical piece to being able to pull…