Hiking Alum Hollow Trail in Huntsville, Alabama

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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.

The Ten Essentials For Hiking and Camping

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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.

Best Easy Hikes Near Nashville, Tennessee

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Tennessee is such a beautiful state to explore at. It has very beautiful landscape and an abundance of waterfall trails. As a mom I like to find the best trails that are suitable for our two little girls. After having done several of them I have came up with the top kid friendly hikes near […]

Brewing Coffee Outdoors – 11 Ways To Make Camp Coffee!

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Nothing beats a good morning like waking up outdoors to the morning breeze and a fresh cup of coffee. It is by far one of my favorite ways to wake up. That cool morning breeze, the smell of campfire and freshly brewed coffee, and the sound of birds singing. It is such a relaxing way […]

Guide To Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

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Camping, chasing waterfalls, and an abundance of hiking trails. This is what our weekend camping trip at Fall Creek Falls State Park consisted of. We were lucky to swim at the waterfall, cross suspension bridges, and fall asleep starring at the stars. It was definitely a family camping trip to remember. With this complete and […]

Best Stove System For Camping With Families – MSR Gear Wind Burner Review

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Family camping can mean having to cook. There is nothing wrong with that. I love to cook especially outdoors. Sitting by the campfire enjoying a delicious camp-made meal with my family, laughing and talking about the exciting things we did that day can be a highlight moment for us and our kids. I recently have […]

Outdoors On Your Period – Tips On Dealing With Your Menstrual Cycle

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Let’s face it! When it comes to women versus men in the outdoors, men have it easier when it comes to hygiene. Us women have to squat, wipe, dig holes and even deal with our menstrual cycle on a monthly basis. This is something pretty much inevitable for us but don’t let this stop you […]

Hiking At Wade Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama

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Last fall I had decided to do a weekend trip to Huntsville, Alabama to visit my family. During my time there I was determined to do at least one hike that I hadn’t done before. After talking to my little brother Alex, we decided to hike at Wade Mountain. I had never been there before […]

Baby Hiking Essentials: Everything You Need

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It’s such a different world of hiking when you are a mom, especially hiking with babies. My first hike with my baby was in Hawaii and it was definitely a learning hike. After a hike up to Manoa Falls with my friends and all of our little ones, I quickly learned that I wasn’t prepared […]

Exploring Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

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This fun-filled Autumn trip was inspired by a trip I took back in May with my dad to South Cumberland State Park. My mom saw all of the pictures and all the fun we had that she wanted to do a mother daughter getaway too. Off we went to plan and due to a loss […]