Why Taking Our Baby Backpacking Was a Great Idea

By Adam Parkison / Activities, family, and lifestyle

“Babe, I don’t see any more foot prints. And look! The path ahead is covered in debris!” I continued up the trail enthusiastically.

5 Things I Learned from Being Raised in the Outdoors

By Austin Jackson / Health, lifestyle, family, and activities

I grew up fortunate. No, I wasn't the richest kid, and I was never sporting the newest pair of Nikes. I was never the most liked or funniest kid in the class, but I was still fortunate.

An Ode to the Weekend Warrior

By Justin Peverini / Lifestyle and family

I have always dreamed bigger than my legs could carry me. Growing up, I dreamed of climbing the toughest and gnarliest mountains.

Why I Take My Baby Outside in Below Freezing Weather

By Brittany Graham / Lifestyle and family

When I found out I was having a summer baby, my first thought was, "THANK GOD! I won't be cooped up!" Only I was.

Desert Days: Exploring Southern California's National and State Parks

By Andrew Hoang / Destinations, lifestyle, family, and activities

Ever since I've gone up to Seattle, I've gotten this incessant need to go outside and just explore and bask in the glory of the outdoors.

5 Tips for Hiking with Kids and Toddlers

By Brandon Dewey / How-to, family, and activities

When I was a week old, my parents took me on my first outdoor adventure.

Give an Invaluable Gift Next Year

By Kevin Abernethy / Lifestyle and family

Christmas is right around the corner and most of us are wrapping up our holiday shopping and hoping we found the perfect gift; that article of clothing, maybe some new gear, new shoes, gift cards, th.

Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? A National Parks Pass is the Answer

By Eric Sullivan / Destinations, lifestyle, family, and activities

Around this time every year we all begin to experience that familiar anxiety.

3 Things I've Learned about How to Cope with Routine

By John Sides / How-to, lifestyle, and family

I traveled a lot growing up.

Why You Should Explore Schwabacher Landing in the Winter

By Josh Packer / Family and activities

A few photographers were in Jackson Hole last year and wanted to visit Grand Teton National Park in the snowy conditions.

A Road Trip Through Utah's Mighty 5 and Beyond

By Will Cebron / Destinations, family, and activities

While this road trip started in California and looped through parts of Nevada, it was really all about visiting Utah and Arizona.

8 Adventures That Prove Why New Mexico Truly is the Land of Enchantment

By Nick Garcia / Destinations, family, and activities

Do me a favor. Close your eyes...are they closed? Imagine the most picturesque place you've ever seen or place you have always wanted to see in the United States.

Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree the Old Fashioned Way

By Sarah Vaughn / Family and activities

Ever wanted to go out and cut down your very own Christmas Tree the old fashioned way? Well you can! In most national forests you can get a valid permit from local ranger stations allowing you to go .

Bees, Bears and Bratwursts - Family Travel Part 2: Sequoia NP

By Ryan Longnecker / Destinations, family, and activities

The temptation to open with a John Muir quote is very strong. I'll resist.

When We Lost the Wilderness

By Brynn Schmidt / Health, lifestyle, and family

My husband and I met in Yosemite. He was way into rock climbing and working as a wilderness guide in the Sierras when we met. I had just moved back to California after a year as a ski bum in Colorado.

The Importance of #Optoutside

By Nate Luebbe / Health, lifestyle, and family

Nature was never an “option” for me growing up.

7 Family-Friendly Things to do Outside This Thanksgiving

By Megan Davin / How-to, lifestyle, family, and activities

With that in mind, I have always thought of Thanksgiving as a time to worry less about eating and also spend time outside. Thanksgiving should be a time spent with family rather than shopping.

How to Ditch the Crowds at Donut Falls

By Tylyn Cullison / Destinations, family, and activities

It's no secret that Utah is full of ways to enjoy the outdoors.

Teach a Kid to Love the Great Outdoors. You Won't Regret it.

By Kenton Steryous / Health, lifestyle, family, and activities

Many of us venture into the outdoors to get away from everyday stress, to find some solitude, to bask in the quietness of just you and that gorgeous mountain you're staring at.

Earn Your Turkey: 5 Ways to Get Outside and Move More for your Thanksgiving Celebration

By Jen Weir / Health, family, and activities

Thanksgiving is a time of gluttony, football, family arguments and naps. If you're good with this, keep on truckin'. If you're tired of feeling like a bloated zombie, maybe it's time for a change.

The Great Salt Lake: Better Than It Smells

By Tylyn Cullison / Destinations, lifestyle, and family

Before moving to the Salt Lake area, I had only ever driven by The Great Salt Lake on my way to California. I really didn't know anything about it, and never bothered to explore it.

Family Trees: How Our Relationship with the Forest is Advancing

By Mason Boring / Destinations, health, lifestyle, family, and activities

As a 27-year-old, former business development manager turned Wilderness Ranger, I’ve seen changes.

Explore the Tallest Waterfall in the South at Georgia's Amicalola Falls

By Explore Georgia / Destinations, family, and activities

Amicalola, which is Cherokee for “tumbling waters,” boasts seven cascades at Amicalola Falls State Park. At 729 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in the South.

Snapshot: A Crash Course in the National Parks of the Lower 48 States

By Mike Quine / Destinations, family, and activities

The purpose of this article is less aimed at sharing a personal tale and is rather designed to provide a quick glimpse into each National Park contained within the Lower 48 states.