How to hike while breastfeeding on trail

  Originally posted August 2019 In August 1990, a declaration was signed to promote World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7) to […]

Tips and Tricks for Applying Insect Repellent

In partnership with Natrapel As parents we have a million things going through our minds at any given moment. So, […]

First time hiking with kids? Helpful tips to get out on trail

Originally posted January 2018. When we start something new, we tend to need extra help. Heck! When my family returns […]

Top Tips for Hiking with Toddlers

Originally posted June 2017. I have gone hiking with my toddler since she was born, and although some aspects of […]

Useful Hiking Tips and Tricks for Busy Families

Originally published August 13, 2018 We live in a busy world. This is even more true for families with children! […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors in Unfavorable Weather Conditions

Let’s face it. As the temperature drops, so can our motivation to bundle up the family and get outside. The […]

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 […]

Fall Gear Essentials for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Fall hiking gets complicated. Going outside in the summer seems easy by comparison. Shorts, a t-shirt, throw on some shoes, […]

How to Take Your First Steps Outside with a New Baby

Having a baby is scary. There, I said it. Whether you gave birth to a baby, watched your partner or […]

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month 2020 with These Tips and Virtual Events

On August 6, 2011, the United States Breastfeeding Committee officially declared that August is National Breastfeeding Month. Additionally, Native Breastfeeding […]

Tips and Information for Visiting a National Park During COVID-19

COVID-19 quickly ushered in several changes to our daily lives. And now that things are opening back up we all […]

What Dads Are Packing In Their Hiking Packs (And You Should, Too!)

It’s the night before a hike and you’re prepping the bags. We all know the typical things we pack: Water […]

Five Easy Ways to Get Back on Trail Hiking Post Quarantine

COVID-19 disrupted life and left many of us aching to get back out hiking and enjoying nature. And while the […]

Can You Take a “Hike” in the City?

What it Means to “Hike” When we think of hiking, most of us envision dramatic mountains covered in deep green […]

Tips for Staying Properly Hydrated on the Hiking Trail

While the kids in our lives may consider our constant reminders to drink more water an annoying form of nagging, […]

5 Helpful Articles for a Successful Winter Hiking Experience with Kids

Starting out as a new parent can be daunting enough but trying to get kids outside, especially in the wintertime, […]

5 Winter Hiking Games to Keep Your Kids Motivated on the Trail

Playing in the snow is a lot of fun for kids. But hiking in the snow can be a bit […]

How to Overcome These 6 Common Winter Hiking Dangers

Winter hiking can often be more rewarding than summer hiking. After all, it’s easy to get out of the house […]

Top Three Things to Pack On Your Next Winter Hike With Your Toddler

I’m from Wisconsin and though we’ve had a warm winter so far, winter usually means lots of snow, cold temps […]

Hiking in Every Stage of Life

While many of us have outdoor-related goals for the new year, reaching these goals can be a daunting task when […]

5 Tips to Help You Have a Successful First Day Hike

A New Year’s Day Tradition New Year’s Day marks the end of the holiday season. It is the perfect time […]

National Take a Hike Day – Insider Advice to Get Your Family on Trail Successfully with Hike it Baby

Celebrating National Take a Hike Day “Hipsters tend to stick to hiking backcountry rivers. They’re less mainstream.” We at Hike […]

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 […]

Hiking Etiquette Tips for Every Trail

We love this image the National Park Service shared on their Facebook page about hiking etiquette. Although our National Park […]

Celebrate Babywearing Week With Hike it Baby’s Top 5 Blog Posts on Babywearing

Happy International Babywearing Week! An annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International, International Babywearing Week (IBW) is a week-long opportunity […]

4 Tips for Pumping on Trail

I had a really hard time taking care of my needs after the birth of my first child. So, when […]

5 Tips to Help Your Family Get Outside After the Kids go Back to School

The closing of another summer season can bring both excitement for a new school year and disappointment that the long […]

3 Breathtaking kid-friendly trails in Montana

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to enjoy nature safely during wildfire season

When I was a teenager, the Hayman Fire of 2002 broke out dangerously close to my hometown of Colorado Springs. […]

The Science Behind Wildfires: The Good and the Bad

While summertime can bring gorgeous weather and a plethora of outdoor adventures, it also provides the perfect weather for fire […]

15 Fun Things to do with Kids in Lake Tahoe in the Summer

The clear, crystal blue colors of Lake Tahoe’s waters beckon the call of outdoor enthusiasts nationwide. The nation’s second deepest […]

3 Wonderful hiking venues in Virginia for families with kids

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to keep kiddos cool on trail when hiking in summer

“I want to go home!” whined my almost 3-year-old as he sat down in a huff on the trail. My […]

What to in pack your medical kit for the trail

When Benjamin Franklin famously said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he was advising his fellow […]

4 Ways to give back to the trails

The trail means many things to many people. Some like to hide from the everyday noise and get some much-needed […]

Learning Basic Navigation Skills: Don’t get lost, get going

We all know to carry a compass as part of our 10 essentials, but how many of us know how […]

How to be prepared for wildlife encounters on the trail

To many hikers, the idea of wildlife encounters on trail is something of an “urban” myth. But depending on where […]

7 Tips for Safety on Trail With Kids

We adventure with our kids to make memories, but many fear about safety on the trail. The good news is, […]

3 Beautiful Hikes for Families With Kids in Indiana

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

5 Effective steps to prevent Lyme Disease while outdoors

Summer’s here and that means longer days and better weather for outdoorsy play, and hiking is just one of the […]

5 of the best historic places for hiking

The reasons we love the outdoors are many and varied. For some it may simply be a matter of recreation […]

12 adventures in Yosemite National Park for families with kids

Yosemite is an 1,169-square-mile national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. It was first protected by President Lincoln in […]

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 […]

3 Unique places to take kids in Oklahoma

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

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 […]

3 Great adventures in Minnesota for families with young kids

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

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 […]

10 Unforgettable things to do in Glacier National Park with kids

Glacier National Park is aptly known as the Crown of the Continent. Its rugged mountains, turquoise lakes and ancient forests […]

Learning in nature: programs that promote love for nature

“Go outside, you need the fresh air!” I can’t count the number of times one or both of my parents […]

Ways to get back on the trail after having a baby

A woman’s body is an incredible thing. We’re able to grow and nurture another human being while also sustaining our […]

Sharing the gift of trail adventure on National Trails Day®

As a kid, I thought spending time on trails was part of everyone’s childhood. I was a teenager before I […]

3 Perfect South Dakota Trails for Families With Young Children

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to keep hiking throughout your pregnancy

We weren’t a mile into our hike midway up a steep, rocky incline when my chest started to tighten and […]

How to prevent clogged ducts on trail

Clogged ducts is a phrase no breastfeeding parent wants to hear – especially when it becomes a chronic issue. It […]