August 30, 2018

We just returned from our summer trip, and while we jet-setted across the world before our daughter was born, this trip was both adventurous and close to home-- exactly what we needed!  Tons of awesome recommendations from friends made Acadia National Park a memorable experience for us.  Here I share with you the culmination of all my research and experience, so you, too, can have an epic visit to Acadia National Park.

After our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado exceeded our wildest expectations, I began dreaming up all of the national parks we could visit.  Drive just under 5 hours from Boston, and...

April 4, 2018

New Zealand's natural beauty is unlike anywhere else on Earth.  Imagine living there!  Kiwis (that's what you're called if you're from NZ) Heather and Andrew and their two children Stella (5) and Walter (3) spend a great deal of their time exploring the outdoors. In fact, Heather and Andrew met as scout leaders and Andrew currently takes students on adventures, like caving, all the time!  They are building a videography business called Weka Films, which they dream will take them exploring wilderness all over the globe.  If you're like me, you'll love following their outdoor adventures on Instagram. And i...

March 28, 2018

Meet Lori, a mother of two and special educator from Boston, who shares her reasons why Iceland makes a great destination for lots of exploring the natural environment with children.  With six children in tow (ages 3, 8, 8, 9, 13, and 13), she would know!  Read along as Lori persuades you to make Iceland your next family trip, and enjoy the stunning imagery of the island!

We’ve long wanted to show our kids the world—especially the natural world up close and in person. We traveled extensively before kids. When our first son was born with multiple food allergies we kept our experiences more local. We wanted to m...

March 21, 2018

In every direction you look, miles and miles of wall extend around you. It's ancient and crumbling and there are trees and plants growing out of the stone path in every direction. And you're walking on it. The piece of wall we hiked was completed in 1580 AD, as it took a couple hundred years to finish. Even though the age and condition are impressive, the actual construction is astounding. To think of people having to hike up what I hiked carrying bricks and stones on their back and then build in all weather and conditions (it was 85 and blazing sun for us!) is beyond me.

Ireland isn’t famous for its hikes or walking routes.  When most people think about Ireland, they probably think about Guinness, Leprechauns, or maybe even St. Patrick and our parades in March. Ireland has a temperate weather system; this means that it’s never too hot or cold.   Because of this, we have lush green countryside and mountains filled with purple heather--but for hiking this means soggy feet for 6 months of the year!

There is a 500 meter path that runs through the grove. Time and space seems infinite once you step into this magical world. The bamboo makes you feel tiny and fills you with awe as you look up and out and see long, strong, bamboo stalks as far as the eye can see. A sense of zen comes over you, too. I’m not sure if it is all the green, or the lovely linear pattern that the bamboo creates, but you can’t help but unwind and relax on this path. It isn’t a hike where you rush through to get to a destination but rather one that you breathe in and enjoy together. The path is long and straight for a good portion so the kids could...

February 28, 2018

World traveler extraordinaire and mommy to her own New York City-dwelling Wike Baby, Swati reflects and relives one of the best decisions she's ever made: to hike the Camino, an epic once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

February 21, 2018

In June of 2017, my husband, brothers-in-law, my twenty-two month old daughter, and I went to Slovenia and Croatia for an eleven day vacation with an ambitious itinerary. Flying in and out of Zagreb, we rented a car for the first half of the trip so we could access some harder to reach areas like the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia and Lake Bled in Slovenia-- these were highlights of our trip, which I'll tell you all about.

February 14, 2018

Now my daughter is grown and I’ve encountered some unexpected challenges in life, and I’ve made a bold move to living in the tropics. I could spend all day writing about the challenges and triumphs, and the benefits of being able to gaze at the sky, feel the breeze on my skin, and immerse myself in the clear blue waters every day. Even though nature may have the biggest appeal, it’s the people living on this island that I’ve appreciated the most.

February 7, 2018

Introducing the Robinsons, a family of three and two lovable mutts that enjoys traveling, exploring, and being active in the outdoors.  Jamie and Peter are on a quest to raise their daughter to love and appreciate nature because they believe that kids grow better outside. To follow the Robinsons' adventures, follow them on Instagram @roving.robinsons.

If you enjoy traveling and hiking, and also taking your kids along with you, Italy’s dramatically jagged rooftop, the Dolomites, are the ideal place for a family adventure. We visited these famed mountains during the off season in October with our then 18 month old da...

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Exploring Outdoors with Children and Babies

Wike: (v) to walk or hike; (n) a walk or hike, usually used when referring to a short hike or long walk in nature.


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