Our Six Weeks In Airlie Beach With Kids

This place is a hidden gem. We didn’t pick it, but more it picked us. Airlie Beach is located 1100 kms north of Brisbane and 600kms south of Cairns on Australia’s east coast. For most people Airlie Beach will be the access point to exploring the amazing Whitsunday Islands, but the town itself has its […]

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Mount Kosciuszko

Once our bags were loaded up into the rental car we headed south west on the M31 freeway through periodic torrential rains. Leaving Sydney, Australia just before noon and covering 500kms with multiple stops for bathroom breaks, leg stretches, lunch and picking up a National Park Permit in Jindabyne, we finally arrived at our destination, […]

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Galena Trail And Cable Car

This trail has been on our minds for a few years now. The full length consists of a 13 km historic railway line from Rosebery to Three Forks in the West Kootenays. We were about to hike a section a couple years back before when we realized the cable car was removed and needed to […]

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Gear List For A Family Of Four

When heading into the backcountry with kids (that can’t carry much weight in their own packs) you need to make sure you have everything you need, but at the most minimal level. Finding gear that is ultra lightweight is a really good option but can be expensive. You don’t need the best and lightest to […]

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McCrae Lake

Backpacking with children is tough at times so ideally going for two nights is what we prefer. This time however we only had enough time for one night. Some would say it’s not worth going all that way into the backcountry just to set up, sleep, tear down camp and hike back out. But our […]

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The Town of Chemainus

Tyson has been working on Vancouver Island since the beginning of March. The girls have been really missing him so we decided to pack up, jump on the ferry and go stay with him. He is staying in the Best Western Plus in Chemainus. He has a suite with separate king room, kitchen with a […]

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