Favorite Baby Camping Foods

Created in partnership with Morrison Outdoors. Bringing your baby camping and enjoying the great outdoors together is a dream for […]

How to Dress Baby for Cold-Weather Camping

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT MORRISON OUTDOORS The term “camping” may bring to mind warm summer nights and hot […]

Essential Baby Camping Gear

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT MORRISON OUTDOORS Camping is such an awesome adventure – from long scenic hikes during […]

Backyard Camping: An Epic Adventure Right Outside Your Door

This summer, the days have felt especially long. Due to COVID, I find myself saying “no” and “we can’t” a […]

Morrison Outdoors Baby Sleeping Bags Upgrade Family Camping Trips

Helping Babies and Kids Sleep Better When Camping The number one thing we are asked at Hike it Baby when […]

10 Things You Wouldn’t Think to Bring On Your Next Camping Adventure But You Should

Are you planning a family camping adventure this season? If so, you have likely seen the extensive gear checklists and […]

Tips to Stay Safe While Camping in the Post-Quarantine Era

I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for a little time away from home and to […]

5 Insider Tips to Booking a Stress Free Family Camping Trip

Plan Ahead, They Said. We’ve all been there. After a seemingly endless winter springtime arrives, the weather warms up and […]

Six Benefits of Renting Camping Gear for Your Next Family Camping Trip

Take the Guesswork Out of Packing for Your Camping Trip Summer may be coming to an end, but your camping […]

Camping out with great books

If you’re heading to a campground or a national park this summer, or even taking a hike or setting up […]

5 ways to make camping extra fun for kids

Camping trips are a summer staple. While hiking, swimming, fishing and campfires are memorable, you can also add in some […]

How to plan the ultimate beach camping adventure

Children’s laughter ringing out while they build sandcastles. The sea breeze blowing against your skin. That hypnotizing sound of the […]

Cooking by fire: fun and kid-friendly camping recipes

From warming your hands by the flames on a chilly morning to falling asleep to the soft sound of crackling […]

How to plan for camping in summer with kids

With the hot weather approaching, camping in summer can be a challenge when you’re trying to keep cool while also […]

Pros and cons: car camping vs tent camping

“And Into The Forest I Go, To Lose My Mind And Find My Soul” ~ John Muir Camping with kids […]

What to look for in a kid-friendly camping site

Are you thinking about taking a family camping adventure? Besides thinking about what to pack and what campground to visit, […]

How to have a budget-friendly camping adventure

Camping season is here and sometimes buying all the gear needed for a camping trip can add up — especially […]

Things to Know for Your First Camping Trip

Camping can be a great escape from the ordinary. A chance to see things from a different perspective, like the […]

Tips for Cold-weather Camping

  Pass the hot chocolate. You already know that camping during late fall or winter can be chilly, but here […]

Helpful camping hacks for camping with kids

Like many new parents, after we had our firstborn, my husband and I thought our fun was over. For two […]

Love the Layer You’re in: Cold Weather Camping

I learned early to layer in the winter. Growing up, I was always cold. Our house was drafty and we […]

The Ultimate Guide to Camping with Kids

Camping is one of those outdoor adventures that leaves lasting memories and provides stories for years to come. Camping with […]

Easy Camping Meals for Kids

In this article, Hike it Baby Branch Ambassador and photographer, Melissa, shares her tips and recipes for easy camping meals […]

Camping with a Group: How to Organize a Stellar Ladies’ Weekend

I was watching wild, and not the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, when I realized that I needed a break. My […]

The New Era of the Family Camping Tents

As your family grows, it’s common for your family’s tent needs to grow, too.  For us, life before Mason was […]

Cold weather camping: Why you should head to the campsite this winter

A few weeks ago my husband, Daniel, came home and told me we could borrow a friend’s T@B trailer to […]

Nighttime Activities for Camping with Kids

For many people, a lot of planning goes into what to bring for a camping trip – gear, food, clothes […]

10 Tips for Camping with an Infant

Shortly after our daughter was born, we splurged and invested in a used pop-up camper, setting a goal of camping […]

Let’s Go Camping with…Toddlers!

You’ve packed the tent, the stove, the screen tent, the reusable camping dishware, the fuel, the hammock, and the cooler. […]

Tales From Sky Baby: Camping Fun

Momma has taken me on four camping trips this summer and I will admit: I LOVE IT. Camping is the […]

Preparing For Long Distance Camping Trips With a Toddler

In January of this year, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to get out and go camping with […]

Fun With Foil – Camping Meal Ideas

Looking for a way to simplify dinner at the campsite, minimize dish cleanup, or want to try something new?  Then […]

Successful Camping as a Solo Parent

This past week my friend asked if I wanted to take my kids camping (sans husband) and I said yes. […]

Camping Is… (With Children)

Alana lists the ups and downs of what camping means to her when it involves children. Does any of this […]

Toddler Friendly Camping Tips and Tricks

This past weekend we went camping. My husband and I have both spent a lot of time camping and for us […]

5 Tips for Camping Hike Trips with Baby

Last spring my husband and I talked about backpacking with our one-year-old, but the logistics seemed a little overwhelming, especially […]

Camping with Baby or Toddler

It’s that time of year again! Summer is almost upon us and people are gearing up to go camping. Whether […]

Autumn Goes Car Camping!

Like most new parents, my life and that of my husband’s, were forever changed last Fall with the arrival of […]

First Time Camping with Baby

Thinking of going camping this summer but new to the whole game? It’s not as scary as you think. Keep […]

Mi Madre Tierra de Oaxaca: Alejandrina’s Story

This blog is part of our Elevating Voices series in partnership with LL Bean. Meet Alejandria Felipe. Ale is one […]

Tips for Sleeping in a Tent With Baby

Created in partnership with Morrison Outdoors. One of the biggest stress-inducing aspects of parenting a baby is getting them to […]

The “Unplugged” Family Challenge

In partnership with our friends at Retrospec What is Earth Day? Earth Day found its start in 1970 as a […]

How to Choose a Baby-Friendly Campsite

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT MORRISON OUTDOORS Camping while your kiddos are babies can be an incredible experience, making […]

Growing Up Outdoors (Part 3)

WELCOME TO THE THIRD AND FINAL POST OF A THREE PART SERIES FROM OUR GUEST BLOGGER, MARY FINLEY! MARY SHARES […]

Keeping Your Family Warm on the Trail this Winter

As we head into winter and have the added challenge of trying to stay warm, one of the most common […]

Growing Up Outdoors (Part 1)

Welcome to this three part series from our guest blogger, Mary Finley! Mary shares her story of raising her kids […]

How to hike with kids this winter: family-approved hacks

It’s officially winter! While many people cringe at the thought of trying to convince our kids (and ourselves) to layer […]

10 Ways to Squeeze Nature into Your Busy Schedule

September tends to be one of the busiest months for families. Between back-to-school chaos and busy work and activity schedules, […]

How Has Your Dad Influenced Your Love of the Outdoors?

Originally posted June 2020. As a community of families who love the outdoors (or who are learning to love it), […]

Reclaiming My Path: One Mom’s Journey to Hiking Washington’s Wonderland Trail

By Karen Francis-McWhite It looked like a whim. But when I decided to backpack the Wonderland Trail, a 93-mile trek […]

Your Fool-Proof Guide To Getting Your Family Out the Door This Winter

Your Fool-Proof Guide To Getting Your Family Out the Door This Winter (without all the hassle and sweat!) It’s beautiful […]

Create an Outdoor Legacy for Your Children

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future […]

Hike it Baby’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

We are heading into the holiday season of what has been one of the most stressful years for many of […]

Tips for Getting Outside When The Days Get Shorter

The Daylight Hours Are Getting Shorter As the days wind down and head toward the settled nature of winter, as […]

9 Diverse Children’s Nature Books to Add to Your Collection

As parents, focused on being outdoors and immersing our children in nature, we often tend to bring the outside indoors […]

8 Wonderful Reasons To Wear Your Wellies all Year

Wellies, galoshes, gumboots, rain boots… regardless of what you call them, they tend to be an essential footwear choice for […]

Thank You for Getting Outside with the Hike it Baby 30 April 2020 Challenge

Hike it Baby 30 During COVID-19 We just wrapped up another  Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the first one […]

Books to Help Your Kids Engage with Nature

It’s no secret that our planet needs help. It needs people who will strive to protect and nurture the earth […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Recommendations from the Hike it Baby Staff For many of us, the word “Mom” conjures images of […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paige Forberger, Calendar Team Captain

Paige Forberger – Calendar Team Captain Branch Ambassador, Hike it Baby Muncie, Indiana Hike it Baby runs on volunteer power […]