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Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks–A Review!

So, in case you haven’t noticed by the looks of my Instagram account, my family and I visited the Outer Banks last week. It was a last minute, spur-of-the-moment trip idea and we honestly couldn’t have picked a better location to travel to with our two little rug rats. During a quick Google search for…

Best Hiking Boots

Best Hiking Boots for the Whole Family

One of our favorite activities to do as a family is actually free. We live near the mountain region of North Carolina and try to go hiking as often as possible. Most of the hikes are free. There are some mountains that you have to pay to get into if you want to see special…

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Weekend in the Mountains!

This past weekend, we went out to the mountains to pick out our own Christmas tree. We have never done that before, as we usually just buy one from a local stand aside the road or from the grocery store. We went to Greene Tree Farm in Boone, NC for our Christmas tree. We live…

Not All That Glitters is Gold

Not All That Glitters is Gold

Literally. I’ve been panning in North Carolina for about the past 2 years extremely casually. All I’ve ever found (when I actually find a creek to pan at) is fools’ gold. I have found gold when I’ve paid to pan at famous gold locations. However, it wasn’t much and how much gold can you possibly…

Dead Trees North Carolina

Family Hike at Linville Falls, North Carolina

My husband, son, and I went on a hike a few weeks ago to see the beautiful waterfalls at Linville Falls, North Carolina. I had been there once before but this was the first time that we took our three year old son. It was a great hike to bring him on and he did…