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The Miles Beneath Our Feet

Last year, as we gathered around the kitchen table, drafting our goals for the year,  we collectively decided we would track all of our hikes and those kilometers/miles we covered for one full year.  222 more words

Walking in Melbourne: Red Bluff beachwalk

A few months ago, while on another expensive trip to the mall, Willemijn bought a book with walks within Melbourne, in an attempt to let us explore our city of residence a bit more. 632 more words


October 1

I’ve seen fall foliage seasons where walking down our road was like wandering through a 3-D painting – so stunningly gorgeous the colors were nearly unbelievable. 143 more words


The 6-, 36-, and 66-year-olds set out for a backpacking adventure...

This was an adventure. We were the explorers. Neither the 66 year old nor the 6 year old had ever backpacked before. I (the 36 year old) seemed a trusty guide. 166 more words

Camping In North America

Easing into Natural Being

Children are some of my greatest teachers; their curiosity and zest for exploration often seems downright palpable. I love most when I’m out in the wilds with children – or with grownups who have the ability to access their inner adventurous child. 115 more words

Camping In North America

Moraine View - Tall Timber Trail

Our spirits were high when we set out to walk this 1.5 mile backpack trail in Moraine View this morning. Punchy and Bossy were excited to explore. 420 more words

Hiking In Central Illinois

Moraine View & Tanglewood Self-Guided Nature Trail

There is nothing better than Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful weather, an extra day off work, and the whole summer before you, full of possibility.

It was with that optimism that we set forth for our first family hike today, and decided to finally start the blog we talked about all last summer and never actually did. 417 more words

Hiking In Central Illinois