Best Health Device for Fitness on the Road

My family has become quite the road-tripping clan, even with a toddler. This month we returned from an 18-day trip that added 3,800 miles to our minivan. Road trips are one of my favorite topics to cover because there's so much involved from planning routes to [Read more]

Colorado River Kayaking Photos with the GoPro HERO4 Session

After making a few vacation videos with my new GoPro HERO4 Session, I figured I should experiment a bit with the still camera option. Last weekend I brought the GoPro, and its hand mount and orange "floatie," along on a two-hour kayaking excursion down the [Read more]

Capturing Vacation Videos with the New GoPro HERO4 Session

GoPro released its newly designed GoPro HERO4 Session earlier this month and the tiny square camera, which captures both still and video images, looks wildly different from its older counterparts (such as the HERO4 Silver). This one is sleek and black and [Read more]

Should I Buy an Amazon Echo?

As an Amazon Prime member my husband scored our family the Amazon Echo a couple months ago for $99. We were on the waiting list for a while and finally got word it was on the way and we were excited! Amazon Echo will be in stock July 14, 2015 but is [Read more]

Road Tripping in the 2016 Mazda6 Sports Sedan

Speaking of road trips, I just spent a glorious week on a trip by car from my home in western Colorado to Albuquerque, with stops in Colorado Springs, Santa Fe and Ojo Caliente -- at least 850 miles in all. The purpose of the trip was to drop my teenagers off [Read more]

Tips for Travel Themed Home Decor

While we love to travel, there is something pleasant about sleeping in your own bed. As someone one said, there's no place like home (insert clicking ruby red slippers). What's best though, in my opinion, is bringing our travels home with us. In recent years [Read more]

Paddington is Now on Blu-ray and DVD

I'm not sure what is more exciting, the news that Paddington is now on Blu-ray and DVD or that we have a fun Paddington-themed giveaway. I'm a sucker for nostalgia and I have always loved this friendly bear. Now that I'm back in the "little people" era I have [Read more]

Royal Robbins Women’s Clothing for Summer Travel

I became a fan of Royal Robbins clothing after checking out some fall/winter pieces last year; in fact, one skirt made it to the White House! 'Tis the season now for summery clothing from the company that has been outfitting adventurers and travelers for 25 [Read more]

Travel Bags for the Girls in the Family

Packing for my family has been rather easy over recent years. Every trip we've packed all of our shoes and clothes in the huge, lightweight Antler Liquis suitcase and it's worked rather well. Naturally the older kids, now tweens, are insisting they have their [Read more]

Ideas for the Active Female Traveler

A go-to travel packing checklist is something every traveling female should have. Of course, this list should have the basics like comfortable shoes, personal water bottle, and reliable backpack. The longer I travel the more I notice what can be improved and [Read more]