Hiking Alum Hollow Trail in Huntsville, Alabama

waterfall at alum hollow trail at green mountain nature preserve

After having lived in Huntsville for almost 10 years, I never knew of any flowing waterfalls. Monte Sano had one small one that looked alright after heavy rain but nothing free flowing all year round. I made it a mission this summer to seek out a waterfall. I just knew that with all of the mountains, rivers, creeks, and streams, there had to be something, even if it was a small waterfall. Off I went with my family to Alum Hollow Trail to seek out what I found to be a small Nature Preserve with a not so well known waterfall hike.

Best Mess-Free Snacks for Kids for Road Trips that are Car Approved

a basket full of snacks for kids for a road trip

Road trips can be fun especially when you have delicious snacks to fuel your trip. Kids always seem to be hungry but they can also be very messy. Trust me, I know! For this reason I want to share our favorite mess free road trip snacks for kids with you. I also share my best tips on how to make snack time more fun and ready for on the road too.

Camper Trailer Tour – Gulf Stream Conquest 26BHG

Gulf Stream Camper Trailer 26BHG Tour Hauled on a Red Chevy Silverado

We took a huge leap on July 2021 and bought ourselves a Gulf Stream Conquest 26BHG camper trailer. This won’t be our permanent camper but it makes a great, family friendly option for travel, temporary home, and everything in between.

20 Rude and Annoying Things Campers Do at Campgrounds

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do at campgrounds and what to do instead. The goal is to help others understand what can be considered rude and how to avoid being “that camper” that others secretly can’t stand. As a new camper you may find yourself learning somethings as well. We want to educate new campers to avoid these things. I’ve been in your shoes as well.

Anna Maria Island: An Ultimate Travel Guide To Old Florida Beach Town

sunset at cortez beach in anna maria island bradenton beach florida

Anna Maria is a beautiful Florida destination located on the west central coast of the state. Our family has been here multiple times already and will continue to come back to the beautiful white Sandy beaches and island vibes. Anna Maria is a family friendly vacation spot as well as a perfect weekend getaway. It has a lot to offer as well as the surrounding areas.

Camping Etiquette 101: Proper Camping Rules Campers Should Follow

A tent set up and surrounded by fall foliage at Shawnee National Forest in Illinois. Camping Etiquette - Rules for Campers

In this camping guide you can learn all the proper camping etiquette for campers. Camping is a great way to make quick overnight stops during a road trip or just a camping trip for a weekend or longer. However, there are proper camping rules that every camper should follow to help keep a positive environment for everyone.

In this article I am going to go over the different rules for camping. I will be covering camping etiquette for campgrounds, group camping, dispersed camping, camping in an RV, and camping with dogs and kids.

Visiting The Polynesian Cultural Center: Oahu, Hawaii’s Top Tourist Attraction

Village of Hawai'i canoe pageant at The Polynesian Cultural Center.

The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of Oahu, Hawaii’s top tourist attraction as well as a family favorite. During the two years that we lived in Hawaii we visited the cultural center numerous times and were able to experience everything that it had to offer. From the Ali’i Luau to the epic Ha: Breath of Life show, this tourist attraction is perfect for anyone that is wanting to experience and learn more about the Polynesian culture.

Ultimate Guide To The Gulch Neighborhood In Nashville, Tennessee

Ultimate Travel Guide To The Gulch in Nashville, Tennessee. Mural at The Gulch.

The beautiful country music city of Nashville has a lot to offer but The Gulch Neighborhood is by far our favorite. You can find all sorts of restaurants, stunning street art murals, and many things to do. In this travel guide to The Gulch I’m going to be sharing with you the best places to eat, best things to do, and best places to stay at along with a fun weekend itinerary. Make The Gulch Neighborhood your next fun weekend getaway.

Camping Safety Rules For Kids To Follow

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In this guide I will be sharing with you our camp safety rules. These rules are set in place to help keep our family safe and protected during our camping trips. Our goal is to help educate our kids on emergency situations as well as make them aware of their environment. With simple camping rules that your kids can follow, you can rest easy during your camping trip that safety will be key.

The Ten Essentials For Hiking and Camping

woman getting clean water from a creek while hiking by using the msr gear trailshot water filter

One of my favorite ways to get outdoors is going on a hike or going on a camping trip with my family. However, when I started camping and hiking on my own I quickly learned what to bring to keep myself and my family safe. In this guide I want to go over THE TEN ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING AND CAMPING to help you stay safe and prepared outdoors as well. These essentials are key for survival and it is best to be prepared in case of an emergency. I will go over each of the items and share my best gear recommendations to use. I will also share tips on how to learn some key survival skills.