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    My Favorite Hiking Gear and Clothes

    One of my most frequently asked questions on my Instagram is “what do you wear when hiking?” especially in the winter months. Ohio weather can be brutal, windy and cold, so base layers and solid hiking clothes are essential for ensuring you can get outside and enjoy hiking while still staying warm. So, I’ve finally rounded up a list of my favorite hiking gear and favorite hiking clothes. This is specifically for women, and some gear and clothes are listed for little kids, too. I will work to create an entirely separate post about that in the future. *Please note: I do have some affiliate links throughout this post. If…

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    A Day Trip Itinerary to Lake County, Ohio

    We’re always looking for doable, family-friendly day trips from the Cleveland area. When Remarkable Lake County reached out together, I was so excited. Lake County is the perfect day trip from Cleveland, so I’ve put together our day trip itinerary to Lake County, OH. Tucked in the Northeast Ohio region of the state, Lake County is known for it’s wineries, Lake Erie destinations and incredible hiking and outdoors scene, it has a little something for everyone. This is why we love visiting — every time we go we find something new to do, and it’s incredibly family-friendly. It also is a great scene for romantic getaways and girls trips! I’ve…

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    Tips for Hiking in the Winter

    *I may earn commission for purchases made through some of the links in this post. Hiking in the winter can be challenging for many, especially if you’re new to hiking. Between the cold temperatures and the snow and rain, it can be intimidating. And living in Ohio, we have to deal with this type of weather for the majority of the year. I feel it’s even more important to get out and hike during the days of gray skies and darkness before 6pm. I’m sharing helpful tips for hiking in the winter, plus a few products* that could help you get you started on conquering hiking in the winter. So…

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    Tips for Hiking While Pregnant

    When I found out I was pregnant, I felt pretty much every emotion possible. From excited and happy to “oh my god what did we get ourselves into?!” However, I knew the next nine months would be an incredible journey that I was ready to take on. One thing in the back of my mind from the beginning though was, will I still be able to hike and get outside as much? Of course looking back now it seems like such a silly question, but it wasn’t at the time. Every pregnancy is different, and this was my first time going through it. There are so many stages of pregnancy that I…

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    My Sustainability Goals for 2019

    I’m one of those people who make a laundry list of lofty goals for the new year, every year. By the end of the first few months I always come to find I’ve stuck to one, maybe two.. but usually not fully sticking to whatever the goal was. I’ve also learned using the new year as an excuse to set new goals doesn’t typically work for me, and that I need to set them on my own time, no matter if it’s January or June. However, almost all of 2018 I beat myself up mentally for not doing more in terms of sustainability efforts and working toward a zero waste…