Donn Fendler, Maine legend and author of Lost on a Mountain in Maine, died this weekend. His influence on kids and the lessons of his ordeal live on.
Just because it’s time to go back to school, that doesn’t mean the adventures are over. I just need to expand my thinking.
The news that Garmin will continue to make the DeLorme gazetteer that defined my childhood was a great relief. Now I just need to take my kids driving.
I haven’t written about the now-happening North Woods national monument before, which is perhaps odd for a Maine outdoors blogger. My excuse is that it was such a hot topic and I could see the arguments of both sides so clearly that I just sort of stood on the issue and swayed back and forth […]
Summer vacation is coming. Here’s how to set some goals and make some plans so it all doesn’t fly by in a blur.
Walking to school takes us two-tenths of a mile down a dirt road and into a world of adventure.
It’s tick season again. In fact, given the very mild winter we had, I’m not sure we were ever out of tick season. Certainly it is poised to be a very bad year of the creepy crawlers, given the lack of a good cold spell to help with die-back. But do we let fear of […]
Does your family have what it takes to go screen-free? Does it need to? National Screen-Free Week is a good time to think about it.
I’ve been thinking about teens and the outdoors again, a topic that I last tackled a while back. It’s a challenging issue, and one that I feel doesn’t have easy answers. I asked Debra Deal, Executive Director of Camp Beech Cliff on MDI, to talk about her strategies for reaching teens.
Today is the day I register my kids for summer camp. This is relatively new territory for us. We have been very lucky in that for the past two summers, my husband has been able to take unpaid time off from work to stay home for summer vacation. The first year we tried out a […]