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Boating this holiday weekend?  Discover Boating can help you find out where to take you boat, rent a boat or taking a boating class!  It’s #FBF on ITKM today, enjoy these images from my memory vault! Having out-of-state BFF has its pros and cons.  The cons are pretty obvious –

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healthy snackrecipesthe great outdoors

When you head out on the trail, you better have some healthy, energizing snacks with you.  I’m all about creating my trail food from scratch, my favorites being energy bars, granola mixes and fruit leather.  Fruit leather has a nostalgic feel to me – like every time I eat it,

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campingrecipesthe great outdoors

Creating these delicious S’mores Coffee Lattes is quite easy!  First, crush your graham crackers and place them on a plate.  On another plate, spoon out a thin circle of honey.  Invert your mug and circle the rim around the honey, and then into the graham. Next, make your coffee and

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fitnessrecipesthe great outdoors

I’m sharing this watermelon ginger agua fresca recipe for hiking hydration and #Advil in my life as part of an Advil® sponsored series for Socialstars™  #FastAdvilFanatics One thing about summer here in Palm Springs is that it can put a real cramp in your hiking style.  I mean cramp literally

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kidsthe great outdoors

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias I’m always talking about hiking with kids here on the blog because we do it so often.  This was my last year homeschooling my oldest kid, so we have been taking full advantage

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gameskidspalm springsthe great outdoors

Here comes the heat guys; time to think of all the fun pool games for kids.  I grew up in the pool and have a long list of games I loved, plus some I’ve learned with my own kids.  Here in the desert, it has been pool weather for awhile. 

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DIYkidspalm springsthe great outdoors

Here we are in May, where the spring went, I have no idea, but it is time to think about school’s out days, pool parties and lots of frozen treats!  Here in Palm Springs, it already feels like summer (despite a really enjoyable, mild spring).  We’ve been hopping into the

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palm springsthe great outdoorstravel

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Columbia Bicycles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RideColumbia http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I am most at peace when my family is out on the road exploring.  There is just nowhere on Earth I’d rather

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health and nutritionkidsthe great outdoors

Hiking with my kids is easily one of my favorite ways to spend the weekend.  Yesterday, I took them to Whitewater, California for some exercise and some sunshine.  I absolutely love this part of the desert as it is so green and lush.  The desert plants were in full bloom

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kidsthe great outdoors

These how to hike with kids tips and life #beyondordinary is part of a Sahale Snacks® sponsored series for Socialstars™ I’m really a mountain and forest type of person, but somehow I ended up in the desert.  I love Palm Springs, a lot, don’t get me wrong.  I love the

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