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 […]

Wonder Outside Podcast Debut

The Wonder Outside Podcast is now available on all podcast platforms. Annabeth Gish is your Wonder Guide for Episode 1 In the Earth Day launch of the Wonder Outside Podcast, naturalist and outdoor educator, Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, talks with Annabeth Gish about how to find simple, practical and available adventures in the great outdoors. Covering a wide range of topics from New Mexico to Iowa; from hikes with kids to finding solace in the vast expanse […]

Campfire-side Chats with Ranger Ted, Ep 01, Yosemite

In this debut episode of Campfire-side Chats Ranger Ted provides fun, useful and insightful tips. One, use old-school paper maps for learning and planing. Two, play ‘Identify that bird call.’ Three, sing-a-long with your favorite camp song. Don’t forget to bring an eclectic collection of songs for all and tape the chords to your guitar. Today’s song is Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.