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beachcampingthe great outdoors

This ultimate camping checklist contains affiliate links We just got back from an epic fall camping trip in the mountains where the nights were QUITE cold. I’m talking 30’s. While this might sound daunting, cold weather camping (with kids!) can be so enjoyable IF you have the right gear. I

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palm springsthe great outdoorsvegan

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AlignedDaily #AlignDaily #CollectiveBias If you love to see nature in bloom, now is the time to head outside. After a very wet winter this year, Southern California is busting at the seams with

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palm springsthe great outdoors

These tips for exploring outdoors with allergies are sponsored by Claritin. If you know anything about our family, it’s that we love exploring the great outdoors. Nothing gets more in the way than outdoor allergies… okay, well maybe a broken toe. Our oldest daughter has grown into allergies, and while

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campingthe great outdoorstravel

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Betty Lou’s, Inc., but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BettyLousAtWalmart  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   This is the perfect time of year to take the kids camping. The weather is warming, but not too hot.

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palm springsthe great outdoorstravel

This post is sponsored by ClimateRight but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. January is one my favorite months of the year here in beautiful Palm Springs. The mornings and evenings are sharp with a winter chill in the 40s, but the days still climb into the

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kidsmomthe great outdoorstravel

This post is sponsored by Totes Cirrus but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. When it comes to buying gifts for the kids I am 1, an over-spender and 2, a functional gift giver. I always justify my splurging with the rationale that the majority are functional

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kidsmomthe great outdoors

This post is sponsored by Totes Cirrus but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Outdoor adventuring is at the heart and soul of my family. You would think our outdoor options are limited here in the desert but since we are in Southern California, it’s quite the

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palm springsthe great outdoorstravel

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for JaM Cabernet and Butter Chardonnay near you? Check out their easy-to-use Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code and the wines will be waiting! Summer is truly coming to an end this week, which is hard to believe! The

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campingthe great outdoorstravel

This trip was made possible by Vail Lake RV Resort & Star RV Rentals. Driving down from Palm Springs to Vail Lake was such a pretty, scenic route as it wove through Temecula Wine Country, simply stunning. We easily found Vail Lake Resort, only about an 1 1/2 drive from

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kidspalm springsthe great outdoorstravel

This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Lake Hemet Campground is a favorite local place for us to camp, kayak, build sand castles, ride bikes and now rent a pontoon boat for the day. If you’re in SoCal this summer,

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