To picnic while day hiking—or biking or even paddling—takes a bit more finesse to get beyond the basics of trail snacks and hand sanitizer. Here are a few tips on how to dress up the next experience. Food Nothing against a squashed PB&J, but we’ll favor the Italian charcuterie solution (or the Swedish smorgasbord, ifContinue reading

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As the curious eyes of a toddler illustrates, an appetite for the outside world comes naturally. Exploration is part of the human experience, and nowhere is that more immersive than heading into the great beyond. With such bedrock foundation, it’s easy to nurture that wanderlust—provided you can put your kids’ urge to explore the outdoorsContinue reading

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How to Make Your Own Energy Bars As the days grow longer and the sun remains in the sky well into the evening, it’s time to hit the trails after work. But by the time most of us leave the office, our stomachs are grumbling and we are ready for dinner and not a runContinue reading

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Books About Kids Who are Bent on Exploration Inspiration comes in all forms; for some of us, the books we read as a child instill an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Children’s books can ignite that sense of curiosity that leads us to travel and explore as an adult. Just look at Dora’s yearning for exploration (andContinue reading

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From Ponce de Leon to Ernest Hemmingway, Florida is unique. Just look at a map. You could spend a lifetime exploring the state, but the lower third of the peninsula is amazing—especially if you like water. It’s the only part of the continental U.S. with a tropical climate and there’s miles of coastline that’s bordered byContinue reading

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Not everyone has the good fortune to learn to ski, bike, climb or hike as a child. Sometimes it takes an inspirational figure or friend to show the way. That inspirational figure could be you. You may be an expert at outdoor sports, but your new friend may be more comfortable shopping than schussing. ButContinue reading

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