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My wife is the oldest of three siblings, so when her youngest brother settled into starting his Ph.D. earlier this year, I think that set off a small amount of anxiety in my father in-law. Not for ...
Most of us, I suspect, made a choice to raise children. Even if you were, you know, surprised with the news of your pregnancy, you still brought your own flesh and blood into this world and discovered ...
Created on Tue Aug 20, 2013
What is summer if it's not water cooled? A tasty, delightful drink from the garden hose, a rowdy romp around the yard with squirt guns, or a dip in the lake? The summer of 2004, three years before ...
The best places to roll out the sleeping bag, cook a meal, cuddle with your sweetie and gaze at the stars are rarely easy to get to. Rightly so. I'm a believer in the yin and the yang, that there ...
Before my wife became my wife, she gave me a backcountry permit for the Grand Canyon. So we spent a spring break with four friends camped on the Colorado River at Phantom Ranch. It was March 2001. ...
  My oldest daughter, Chloe, is 5 years old and bonkers about My Little Pony. And I'm not. One night last fall I fed my newborn baby daughter a bottle around the time Chloe was supposed to be ...
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, man, talk about the trip of a lifetime. My wife and I did a 7-day backcountry backpack trip in Peru in 2005 that connected with the Inca Trail, ending at Machu ...
In September of 2012, we brought home a fresh-out-of-the-ovenbaby girl. In the months since, I've really caught up on my television in the funkiest hours of the day. You wouldn't believe how many ...
Child carriers and backpacks are not all that new, but you probably knew that already. The entirety of human history all over the globe show examples of slings, pouches and cradle boards used for ...
... trail is the Virgin River, so well over half of your hiking time is spent wading or swimming — that's the appeal, don't you think? Click through to see the video . . .  ...
Created on Thu Dec 6, 2012
Did you know? There are 11 epic hiking trails in the U.S. on the list of National Scenic Trails, trails of exceptional and unparalleled beauty managed by the National Park Service. These are the must-dos ...
Of the numerous "adventuring with kids" books out there to be consumed, few of them command little more than casual attention. They'll hit some reasonable, if not obvious, topics like the benefits of ...
If you've ever hoofed it to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, then you've made friends with the multiplying foot blisters, known well the rock-hard calf muscles and felt the blow to your ego as you ...
I'm a fan of hiking. Mark is, too (check out his list of 20 Fascinating Hiking Facts), so as we grew from a couple of trail enthusiasts into new parents, we aimed early on to continue making this ...
Created on Thu Jul 19, 2012
It's July, surprise!, and the spasms of summer aren't taking pity, the extra long days and the rising heat that begs to be slaked by a running leap into a river. I have a long list of little adventures ...
Created on Fri Jul 13, 2012
Alastair Humphreys recently rowed a boat across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to Barbados. He's also ridden his bike around the world, canoed 500 miles of the Yukon River, and all kinds of other wildness. ...
Created on Fri Jun 15, 2012
... all day long. What do I consider adventurous?  Well, highlining perhaps. Seven days hiking in Peru. Driving dirt roads in Mexico. Backpacking, bicycle touring, backcountry skiing, canyoneering, swinging ...

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