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Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, VT

Biking the Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, VT

Don’t let the amount of time we took to ride this trail fool you – it was an easy ride peppered with lots of stops to see the beautiful sites, eat lunch, and enjoy ice cream at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Kendra’s parents are visiting from South Carolina, so her dad (G-Dad), and her mom (Grandmama) came with […]

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Biking the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail in VT

Kendra has a lot of homework for her summer classes. Mountains of reading and volumes of writing, which means she’s usually working while I am with the kids. This weekend she studied from home, so Addison and I went on an adventure while the twins were napping! We stopped at one of our new favorite spots for […]

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Bicycling the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Lowell-Westford, MA

Location: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail – Lowell-Westford, MA Date: August 31, 2014 Distance: 13.82 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 171 feet Our Bicycling Time: 2 hours 4 minutes round trip Difficulty: Easy Trail Map Biking is quickly creeping up on hiking as one of our favorite family activities! Recently we were bicycling the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which begins in my hometown of […]

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Biking the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, SC

Bicycling the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville, SC

Right before we left Massachusetts, our friend Ivan dropped off a trailer bike for Addison. At the same time, Thule sent us a bike trailer to test out and review. Knowing we were hitting the road, I had it shipped to South Carolina. Today we finally got to test drive both on one of our […]

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Zoom!

Zoom! – Honoring Axel and His Balance Bike

Last year the #OutdoorFamilies community was rocked with the news of the violent murder of Axel, the son of one of our own – Jen Charrette of Velo Mom. Axel was a vibrant little boy who loved to ride his Strider balance bike, and adored his parents and older brother Kalden. Wanting to honor the memory of […]

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Addie with her new Camelbak.

Attack of the Chipmunk! Oh, and some camping and hiking…

For us, Labor Day weekend is reserved for camping. Even though Kendra and I start teaching the week before, we get Friday and Monday off, which makes for the perfect amount of time to head up to the White Mountain National Forest. Usually we go to Dolly Copp Campground, but ever since last year when […]

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Zapata Falls, Colorado

Zapata Falls and a long drive…

We started our day with a short hike to Zapata Falls. The 3-mile rocky dirt road that led to the trail was almost bumpy enough to deter our trip, but we persevered, and I am so glad we did! Once at the trail head, we strapped on our water shoes and hiked a quick 10 minutes […]

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Addie enjoying the splash pool at Reedy River Park

Summer fun in South Carolina!

We set out early this morning for a bike ride along the Swamp Rabbit Trail with Boris and his good friend Joe Rice. Comprised of old railroad tracks that have been covered in asphalt, the trail winds through Greenville, following the Reedy River and its surroundings. I loved it – over 13.5 miles of car-free […]

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The Salzach River in Salzburg, Austria.

Salzburg, Austria – Day 1

I am sitting at a desk in our dorm room, listening to the cheers of over a thousand people gathered across the river. They are watching the World Cup finals on an enormous video screen in the center of the Altstadt. These Europeans take their soccer very seriously. We woke up early this morning and […]

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