Just over a year ago, my fellow outdoor blogging moms Jennifer Fontaine, Erin Kirkland, and Traci Lehman founded Outdoor Families Magazine to, “enrich the lives of multi-generational families internationally by providing outdoor and adventure related content meant to inspire a connection to, participation in and stewardship of the natural world.”
I remember the first mention of the idea of a magazine for outdoor families in our online blogging group. We were running a successful weekly twitter chat for outdoor families – #outfam – and inspiration struck. There was an audience for our work, and Jennifer, Erin and Traci stepped up to transform our tweets into something more.
A year later, and Outdoor Families Magazine has become an incredible resource for families enjoying the great outdoors. I have had the honor of contributing to the magazine with the following posts:
- Savor a South Carolina Autumn With Kids
- Road trip tips for summer driving
- Gear Review: TwinGO Child Carrier a Wonder for a Mom of Multiples
- Nourish: Evan’s No-Bake Granola Bars
Many of my fellow outdoor families bloggers have written some great pieces as well. Check out some of my favorite posts from last year:
- Family Snowshoeing Primer: Wintertime adventures await!
- Family RVing 101: Comfort and convenience on the road to discovery
- Food for Thought: connecting kids to lifelong nutrition
- The Axel Project: Love on two wheels
- Winter in National Parks: Why you should go
Sand and Surf Family Adventure Vacation Giveaway
To celebrate the first anniversary, Outdoor Families Magazine is giving away a Sand and Surf Family Adventure Vacation Giveaway. This multi-sport adventure trip in Mexico includes hiking, surfing lessons, swimming with the sea lions, and horseback riding.
The prize package, valued at over $10,000, is sponsored by Thomson Family Adventures, a proud supporter and facilitator of families and the outdoors. Thomson Family Adventures creates one-of-a-kind, high quality adventures to engage, entertain and educate families with children of all ages.
The deadline to enter the drawing is February 1st. A winner will be drawn on February 7th. Click here to enter!
If you haven’t become an Outdoor Families Magazine fan yet, make sure to check it out! Get great tips, trip ideas, gear reviews, and more.
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