Hiking

This page is dedicated to information about Appalachian Trail section hiking, best tips for hiking with kids, trekking gear reviews, and other outdoor inspiration. 

Two people in hiking shoes at Grand Canyon

BEST WIDE TOE BOX SHOES FOR HIKING

Looking for the best boots with a wide toe box? Want the best wide toe box trail shoe on the market? Having the best hiking boots for wide feet is crucial to ensuring you don’t have discomfort on the trail. In this buying guide, we will compare the best hiking boots and shoes out there. Take a look at the reviews for Salomon hiking shoes, Merrell hiking boots, minimalist hiking shoes and the best men’s hiking boots and women’s hiking boots for wide feet.

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HIKING TRAILS & RESOURCES

SMOKY MOUNTAINS SUNRISE

TEN FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE SMOKIES

In the northeast corner of Tennessee is the well known mountain playground, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. As one who grew up here, I often took for granted the jewel I had in my own back door. As I have grown older and traveled all around this magnificent country I call home, I have a greater appreciation of all the Great Smoky Mountains and its surrounding communities have to offer. The great thing about the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee is that they offer something for everyone in the family. Here are 10 Fun Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, TN with your family.

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Camelback Mini MULE and Camelbak Scout

BEST HYDRATION PACKS FOR KIDS

One key lesson we learned right away is that anything that makes hiking easier for us and more exciting for the kids is worth investing in! After purchasing hydration packs for our kids, we saw a huge improvement in their stamina and overall attitude while on the trail.

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Family hiking on the Appalachian Trail

TIPS FOR HIKING WITH KIDS

Does hiking with kids seem impossible to you? A family hike doesn’t have to be impossible. In fact, we believe getting kids to hike is a worthwhile endeavor. However, like anything with kids, it takes a bit of creative planning and flexibility.

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Gifts ideas for hikers

100 GIFT IDEAS FOR HIKERS

After asking these expert and experienced hikers what they ALWAYS have in their hiking pack, I decided to use this information to put together a list of gifts for hikers based upon their recommendations.

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SMOKY MOUNTAINS SUNRISE

TEN FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE SMOKIES

In the northeast corner of Tennessee is the well known mountain playground, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. As one who grew up here, I often took for granted the jewel I had in my own back door. As I have grown older and traveled all around this magnificent country I call home, I have a greater appreciation of all the Great Smoky Mountains and its surrounding communities have to offer. The great thing about the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee is that they offer something for everyone in the family. Here are 10 Fun Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, TN with your family.

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Camelback Mini MULE and Camelbak Scout

BEST HYDRATION PACKS FOR KIDS

One key lesson we learned right away is that anything that makes hiking easier for us and more exciting for the kids is worth investing in! After purchasing hydration packs for our kids, we saw a huge improvement in their stamina and overall attitude while on the trail.

Read More »
Family hiking on the Appalachian Trail

TIPS FOR HIKING WITH KIDS

Does hiking with kids seem impossible to you? A family hike doesn’t have to be impossible. In fact, we believe getting kids to hike is a worthwhile endeavor. However, like anything with kids, it takes a bit of creative planning and flexibility.

Read More »
Gifts ideas for hikers

100 GIFT IDEAS FOR HIKERS

After asking these expert and experienced hikers what they ALWAYS have in their hiking pack, I decided to use this information to put together a list of gifts for hikers based upon their recommendations.

Read More »