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Do You Practice Forest Bathing?

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On a recent backpacking trip with my family, I was reflecting on the meditative power of hiking and how the rhythm of walking and breathing helps to fully engage the senses in the smells, sights and sounds around us. While hiking, the mind often gently drifts off to other thoughts but then is brought back to the present by the rhythm of our movement and the details of the physical landscape through which we travel. Anyone who has spent extended time in the wilderness has likely experienced the calming power…read more

9 Tips for Road Trip Bliss With Young Kids

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To many parents, the thought of taking a long road trip with young kids and spending countless hours in a car can feel like an extra summer chore. But with careful planning and a carefree attitude, a road trip can be an amazing family adventure filled with incredible memories, much needed bonding time and a good way to check off multiple boxes on your travel bucket list.  Here are 9 tips to help make your family road trip more kiddo-friendly: 1. Create busy boxes for each kid. Before leaving on…read more

Returning to Red Rock with the Sunrise Baby

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Words: Blair Haddad Photos: Benny Haddad The last time I got to touch the smooth sandstone of Red Rock, I was 3-4 months pregnant. I was heartbroken to not be climbing in such a beautiful place. When we originally found out we were pregnant, I planned to continue my very active lifestyle – hiking, climbing, yoga. Unfortunately, after a scary hematoma in the very beginning of our pregnancy, I had to cut all physical activity until we healed. Red Rock was our first trip after we’d been cleared for more movement,…read more

Chasing Winter: Top Tips on Packing For Long Cold Trips

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I pride myself on being a light packer, but that gets tricky when I’m headed out of town for more than a week. It’s even harder in winter when we need more layers. Throw in a variety of activities at my destination and I’m ready to give up and buy a bigger suitcase. When I started packing for a trip to northern Finland in February, I challenged myself to fit everything I needed into a medium-sized suitcase, then use my Deuter Guide 35+ as my carry-on. Temperatures in Finnish Lapland…read more

The World Famous Recipe for ‘No Bake Hippy Balls’

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We are not only a family of hikers, but also a family of foodies. Tasty treats on the trail are just about as important as a summit brew to us. And after years of trying different pre-packaged trail snacks, we got pretty bored of the options (and the junk inside of them). So, we took to the kitchen and created our now world famous recipe for hippy balls (seriously though, trail friends from around the world have tried them!). And we’ve perfected them throughout the years. We love this snack…read more

Pros and Cons of Living on the Road

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Living on the road can be a lot of things – adventure, curiosity of the unknown and stimulating exploration – yet, weaved into those joyful moments, change and challenges also present themselves. Let’s dive a little deeper into exploring those realities: PRO: New places to run, climb, hike and ski are at your fingertips everyday. You can wake-up at the base of the Sierra Mountains, on the rugged coast of Oregon or on the rim of a vast canyon in the desert. CON: It’s difficult to maintain a consistent training routine….read more

Guest Blogger: Where do Alaskan Fly Fishing Guides go in Winter?

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I have the best job on the planet. My home base really is my home, and it’s surrounded by some of the most beautiful wilderness on Earth. If that sounds like an exaggeration, consider this: I own and operate a fly fishing lodge in Alaska, and I love to fish. Family and friends help me welcome and guide fellow anglers from all over the world. One of the questions we hear most often always makes us smile: “So, where do you fish when you aren’t working?” The truth is that…read more

Everybody Melts Sometimes: Dealing with a Young Adventurer Losing it on the Trail

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Adventuring with your littles is one of the greatest joys of parenthood. Whether you are hiking, backpacking, skiing or bike riding, watching your young adventurer grow and develop over the years is magical. But that magic can come at a price. In spite of the picture-perfect stories on social media most kids will, at some point, melt down on an adventure. Knowing how to defuse the situation and help your child recover is critical to having an enjoyable trip and one that they will remember positively. At 10 years old…read more

‘Is This Pack Waterproof?’ How to Keep Your Gear Dry on the Trail

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For the first five days of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike it rained every day. With daytime highs hovering in the mid to upper 30s in the mountains of North Georgia, staying warm, dry and motivated was a challenge. I managed to stay motivated but struggled with the other two. My one solace was in knowing that I had a dry sleeping bag to crawl into at the end of the day. Fortunately, my one longer backpack trip before this – Vermont’s Long Trail – had also started with five days of rain and I…read more

Video: Deuter on the Lost Coast with Benny Haddad

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Join Deuter Ambassador and professional filmmaker Benny Haddad as he travels Northern California’s Lost Coast by backpack.