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Life’s an adventure .. make it an adventure to remember!

The day started out like any other Sunday Winter morning. The second pot of coffee brewing, husband checking out the weather, and me following up on Social Media. Suddenly a news story grabbed my attention. “Massive ice boulders roll up on Lake Michigan Shoreline”. I set down my laptop and announced to my husband, “We […]

K9 Puppy Tales

 It was a hot Summer day when my husband pulled into the driveway after a quick trip to town to run errands. He stepped out of his truck, smiled, and announced “I have surprise for you!” My thoughts immediately went to, “He brought me take-out lunch?!” You must understand my excitement over this, as being […]

Quote: May your weekend be full of adventure and cheer ..

Quote:  “May your weekend be full of adventure and cheer,  and may the start of next week be a long way from here”.

Adventures at Sleeping Bear Dunes

A treat indeed! Little did we know just how much of a treat our weekend adventure was going to be! My husband had this trail in mind ever since he heard about it from a friend. Sometimes the best adventures are those that are not planned, but are random and spontaneous. This was going to […]

The Dog Days of Summer. Tips for keeping your Outdoors K9 cool.

Summer is my favorite time of year in Northern Michigan. My family enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible soaking up the warm sunshine that can be quite scarce during the winter months. As with any time spent outdoors you should always be prepared and keep safety in mind for yourself as well as […]

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Water Stewardship for Paddlers

“A river is more than an amenity…. It is a treasure.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Stand Up Paddleboarding, an offshoot of surfing that originated from Hawaii, has been around for many years. Recently this sport has seen exponential growth attracting many from avid outdoors enthusiasts to the novice. With greater numbers of paddlers setting out to explore our waterways each season, it has become increasingly important to not only practice and lead by example Safety on the Water but also to take a stake and share in the responsibility of the conservation and protection of our rivers and waterways, they are more than an amenity, they are a valuable treasure! To protect and save these treasures for ourselves as well as generations to come we must all become good paddling stewards of our waterways.

Cleaning and Maintaining your iSUP

How to Clean and Maintain your iSUP Cleaning and properly maintaining your inflatable SUP board is key to its longevity and performance. Fortunately, basic SUP care is not time consuming and is easy enough that you can even do it yourself. After enjoying time out on your SUP be sure to clean off and pat dry your […]

Country Archer Gourmet Jerky and Frontier Bars Review

Food for Doers, Made by Doers Have you ever heard that old phrase “What you See, is What You Get”? Well that particular phrase was the first thing that came to my mind after opening up and trying my very first sample of Country Archer Gourmet Jerky and Frontier Bars. I was very pleasantly surprised […]

Outdoor Research Women’s Sonata Hooded Down Jacket #ORInsightLab

Winter in Northern Michigan was a far cry from typical this year.  The abundance of snowpack that Michigan has always been known for was no where to be found, at least in our neck of the woods. Instead we found ourselves on a wild roller coaster ride, up and down, back and forth between the […]

BABY it’s COLD outside! #AventuraLife

Baby It’s Cold Outside! BABY it’s COLD outside and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  The Gales of November blew in right on schedule and brought in with it colder temperatures and the arrival of our first snowfall in Northern Michigan.  Yes, It is officially sweater weather in Northern Michigan! The perfect time to break out […]

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