With winter fully in motion, I’ve been trying to find the positive aspects of living through these deep freezes and inches of snow. Family members living in warmer climates always like to poke us northerners, showing photos of them enjoying their beautiful weather. So, while trying to stay positive, I went looking for some inspirational … More Sweater Weather Inspirations
I would like to call myself a backpacker. I don’t do it often enough – every few years or so – but as my children get older, I expect to be doing it more often. Anytime you go out into the backcountry, you take risks. It’s vital to know how to not only be safe, … More Ten Essentials to Survive in the Wilderness
This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information. 15 Benefits of Hiking If you are finding it difficult to get motivated … More Why Hike? 15 Benefits of Hiking
Welcome 2016! Here are a few inspirational quotes to get you in the New Year’s spirit. I hope your holiday season has filled you with wonderful memories and new beginnings. Happy Travels, Julie
Being a parent today is not easy (but is it ever?!). Technology has changed our lives for the better, but it has also added another dimension of parenting. Kids grow up with today with iPads as entertainment and cell phones often the only phones in the home. Usually by third or fourth grade, most kids … More Children and Cell Phones – When Should They Get One?
As we gather together with our families and friends this time of year, we are grateful for our health, happiness, good fortune, and safety. Many thanks to all of you for your continued support of this blog. I look forward to the coming year providing you with random thoughts, helpful travel tips, nature photography, household … More Holiday Inspirations
In 2013, my family and I visited Page, Arizona, home of Antelope Canyon. Popular with photographers, Antelope Canyon is a famous slot canyon located on Native American lands. Formed by the erosion of sandstone (by water, wind, and sand), Antelope Canyon has two parts: an upper and lower canyon. According to Wikipedia, lower Antelope Canyon … More Touring Upper Antelope Canyon