Cragmama "Not all who wander are lost…" JRR Tolkien

Tag Archives: Travel

New Book Series for Outdoor Kiddos from Grow Exploring!

New Book Series for Outdoor Kiddos from Grow Exploring!

Recently our family was asked if we’d review a new series of books aimed at teaching young kiddos about outdoor recreational equipment.  Considering that our outdoor gear junkie family is always on the lookout for unique reading material relevant to our lifestyle, this book series seemed right up our alley!   We received four books – Let’s Go Climbing, Let’s Go Rafting, Let’s Go Skiing, and C is for Camping.  The first three all have the same format – counting different commonly used items in that particular sport, starting with 1 on the first page, and ending with 10 on…Read the rest of this entry →

Share

Surviving a Toddler’s First Overnighter

Surviving a Toddler’s First Overnighter

This post could just have easily been titled “Surviving a MOMMY’s First Overnighter,” because I feel like this milestone was just as hard for me, if not more so!  As many of you know, my husband and I just recently took our very first trip away from Cragbaby last week…and since our family never does anything halfway, we decided to spend it enjoying the sandstone of Red Rock Canyon, just 30 miles outside of Las Vegas!  (Stay tuned for the trip recap in a couple of days…) We did a lot of different things to prepare C for our time…Read the rest of this entry →

Share

Sentimental Snapshots: Walk Like a Camel

Sentimental Snapshots: Walk Like a Camel

Today’s Sentimental Snapshot is brought to you from the archives of summer 2005, when Steve and I took a trip to Morocco.  We were blessed with the opportunity to hand-deliver care packages to several American families serving as volunteers all over the country – and of course we couldn’t help but find a little adventure along the way!  We ferried our way from Spain into the port-city of Tangier (breaking every guidebook’s rule about not arriving after dark…), and wandered around the funky cold medinas of Fez and Meknes before working our way south through Ifran to Merzouga, a gateway town to the Sahara Desert. …Read the rest of this entry →

Share

Sentimental Snapshots: “Fun-ctional Travel”

Cragmama

In years past we’ve always tried to tack on a longer (think plane flight, not road trip) destination to our climbing plans at least once or twice a year. We are pretty enterprising (or cheap, depending on how you look at it) when it comes to turning pre-set plans into climbing trips – a business trip to Las Vegas can easily become a long weekend in Red Rock Canyon, just like a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park can quickly extend into an extra week of climbing in Utah! For today’s Sentimental Snapshot, I decided to use a video from…Read the rest of this entry →

Share