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Noble View Winter Hiking, Russell, MA

Snowshoeing at AMC’s Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Like most of the kids in my urban hometown, I did not grow up communing with nature. As an adult, I have come to seek refuge in the outdoors, and spend a great deal of time hiking and camping. Knowing how much I have benefitted from hanging out in nature, last year I started an […]

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Snowboarding at McIntyre Ski Area

Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH

Tonight was a cold night for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing – but I went anyway… with 14 members of the Outdoor Adventure Club! We decided to make the trek to McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH. Though none of us had ever been, we’d been searching for a local and relatively inexpensive place, and McIntyre […]

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Addie learning to skate on the Frog Pond in Boston, MA.

Ice Skating on the Frog Pond in Boston, MA

This weekend Kendra and I took Addie, and 18 members of our school’s Outdoor Adventures club, ice-skating on the Frog Pond in Boston, MA. Somehow, despite having both lived in Boston for years, neither Kendra, nor I, had ever skated there before! (Well, to be honest, being from the south, Kendra’s not really much of […]

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Crossing Andrew Brook on the Andrew Brook Trail, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, NH

Hiking the Andrew Brook Trail, Newbury, NH

I had been looking forward to this hike all week, though with a forecast of rain, I kept praying that somehow we would luck out and get sun. Alas – no such luck. Instead, it rained for the two days prior to our hike, which ensured a fairly wet, muddy trail. On the plus side, […]

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Heading to the AMC High Cabin on Mt. Cardigan.

Getting My Inner-City Students Into Nature’s Classroom!

As more kids spend their time indoors – faces glued to televisions, computer screens, and video games – it is no surprise that researchers are noticing the effect the lack of outdoor time has on children. This is a particular problem for urban kids, as they don’t necessarily have the same access to nature as […]

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Snowboarding at Pat's Peak

Adventures in Snowboarding at Pat’s Peak!

Yesterday we took the Outdoor Adventure Club to Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH. I work at an inner-city high school, so most of my kids have never been skiing or snowboarding – it’s too expensive. Access is something I struggle with on a regular basis – just finding the resources and transportation to get the […]

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Addie ready to hike Mt. Cardigan!

To the Man Who Was Rude to my Kids…

Kendra and I took Addie along on another hike with the Outdoor Adventures Club. We headed to Mt. Cardigan early yesterday morning, looking forward to hiking through the beautiful foliage. The kids were excited, and practically ran up the mountain! We didn’t stay long at the top because it was windy and cold, but we […]

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Celebrating our successful hike of North Pack Monadnock

Hiking North Pack Monadnock!

This weekend Kendra and I took Addison, and 53 of our inner-city high school students, hiking up North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield, NH. It was the inaugural activity for the newly created Outdoor Adventures Club. I have to admit – I miss coaching crew. A lot. Coaching was such a huge part of my life […]

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Last Day in Rome

Today was by far the most beautiful and warm day we’ve had yet! We awoke early and after eating another great breakfast, we jumped on the bus for our ride back into the city. Our first stop was the Coliseum. We had an amazing guide who walked us through the crumbling remains of the travertine […]

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Zaragoza to Barcelona

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s amazing to me that last year Kendra and I got to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vienna, and this year we are celebrating in Zaragoza and Madrid. Today was a day spent traveling on the bus as we made our way to Barcelona. We did have the opportunity to stop in Zaragoza […]

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