Loon Runways and the Need to Be Outside with Mark Hennessy

Not many people in this world know that a loon is one of the few birds with solid bones, which makes them heavier than most birds of similar size. Still fewer would know what to do when a loon can’t take off from a lake that’s just beginning to freeze over entirely.

Camping Savvy Moms Part II with Julie Pearl-Slater, Courtney Brown and Michelle Silver

Camping is for Everyone Michelle, Julie and Courtney are back to share their wisdom and tips on camping with their families. From meal planning to realistic expectations to unplugging from devices to navigating the many personalities in any family, these Wonder Guides have a lot more value to offer all of us. People Want to Help You One of the most important themes to emerge from my conversation with Julie, Michelle and Courtney is that the barriers to getting outside […]

Bouldering with Whistles (I) and other Tips from Camping Savvy Moms: Courtney Brown, Julie Pearl-Slater and Michelle Silver

Courtney Brown, Julie Pearl-Slater and Michelle Silver are our Wonder Guides for Episode 7 and boy do they know how to camp!  And with kids! When Courtney moved from the ample and beautiful beaches of Orange County, California to Utah she embraced the opportunity to ‘stretch out’ and explore the mountains with her children.  All FIVE of them. When Julie left Chicago for L.A. she had no idea she’d go camping ‘overnight’ let alone take regular camping trips to Joshua […]

Super Nature Adventurers Bryna Campbell and Mike Murawski: Your Guides in Episode 4

Bryna Campbell and Mike Murawski keep the joy of exploration at the center of what they do: providing useful, engaging and fun outdoor trail guides and activities for kids and families. They created Super Nature Adventures out of a need that many parents face when going outside: to keep children engaged and not hear them use the dreaded “bored” word. As they say, “…as parents of a boisterous seven-year-old we also know how daunting family hiking can be…especially at that age […]