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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

The Secrets to Packing for a Desert Adventure in Utah

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The red rock desert of southern Utah is an adventurer’s playground. Orange slot canyons, massive red walls, and otherworldly rock formations set the stage for a variety of active outings. In just one week you can be a canyoneer, trail runner, backpacker, 4×4 driver, photographer and casual day hiker. That is, if you’re ready for it! The canyonlands region is a place where arriving properly outfitted will make a huge difference in your successes and of your overall enjoyment of this special region. Below are a few tips, as well…read more

The Magic of Intersections at Ecocamp Patagonia

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I think innovation and the most fruitful ideas happen at “intersection points.” There is a sweet spot where two industries with common goals collide and create something truly unique and previously unexplored. Sometimes it feels like too much of our world exists in a silo. People in one industry are afraid to cross over into another for fear of not being seen as a specialist in their particular area of focus. Or for fear of straying from a perceived identity. Say you’re a scientist, or a pilot, or an artist,…read more

The Missing Five Percent and Why I Instagram my Dog

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I take things with a pinch of salt on Instagram or other social media feeds because I know that it doesn’t always resemble reality. Most can agree that around 95 percent of the content we see appears to be perfect. But does anybody wonder about the other five? I mean, of course, what we are seeing versus what is actually happening doesn’t add up. And that’s because life is far from perfect. Life can’t be 95 percent sunshine, sends or other sparkly moments. Maybe the missing five percent make up the…read more

What’s so Special About Bonefish, Anyway? Fly Fishing on Kiritimati Island

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Way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a string of volcanic islands you’ve probably never heard of. They’re called… Hawaii. Nah. Just kidding. Everybody knows about Hawaii. Almost 1.5 million people live there. But travel 1,300 miles south of the 50th state, just 150 miles north of the equator, and you really will be on an island you’ve never heard of…Kiritimati Island (also known as Christmas Island) is a small coral atoll that’s home to 6,500 people, thousands of coconut palms and countless bonefish. Most westerners that make…read more

What we Learned by Visiting all 59 US National Parks

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Last year while living and traveling in our beloved RV we learned a lot of things. Those of you who have followed our journey for a long time were with us for all the beautiful days, funny times, sad moments and everything in between as we explored all 59 US National Parks. I think above all we learned to live a simple, wholehearted, intentional life. We have really discovered that THINGS don’t make us happy. Experiencing this beautiful earth with the people that we love – THAT is where the…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

Baby Steps: Overcoming Depression with Small Stints in Nature

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In 2017 my wife Chelsea and I were fortunate enough to welcome our daughter into the pack. Long story short, that first year was extremely difficult for me. I dove into a depression which turns out is pretty normal for fathers and there isn’t much help for it. It was only when I started taking small moments in nature, even urban environments, that I began to overcome this depression. To add insult to injury, I felt utterly ashamed of the fact that I was depressed. Me… an outdoor professional… who pushes…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

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