Few Things Are More Important

In today’s world, where kids are increasingly attached to their screens, instilling a sense of adventure is paramount.  Our role is vital in making adventure a part of their life.

Holiday Trip Ahead? Here are Some Accommodation Options

Holidays are wonderful: it’s that magical time when you finally get to be more focused on yourself, your friends and family. Holiday spirit is around us and we can finally take some time off work and spend it taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. Sometimes, this means packing a light bag or a suitcase […]

Get Out, It’s actually quite hard to go wrong.

If you’re like me you’ll be reading this with your trousers (pants) around your ankles, an imaginary Hamlet cigar on the go and a gradually fading pneumatic thud from the bathroom door. It’s not getting quieter, Your just getting better at zoning it out. I am a full time dad with a full time job. That […]

Be Healthy

Key Takeaways

So for me, there are 3 key areas to focus on which can help us to be healthy and they are:
The Mind (i.e. mental attitude)
10 mins of Mindfulness Meditation each day, ideally first thing each morning helps big time.
A low cholesterol diet is key.
Ideally we all should be exercising min of 3-5 days per week […]

How did a couple who ‘live in a van’ change my family’s DNA?

Okay, they don’t exactly live in a van, it’s called a RoadTrek and actually, as Jennifer would say, it is an adventure-mobile. For those of you who aren’t aware of what a Roadtrek is, let me fill you in. I have only seen a few of them; however, I probably spend too much time looking at pictures of these small class B motor-homes that allow travelers to adventure around the world meeting fabulous people. So, big whoop, it is just a motor-home. For those who own one, I would say they would beg to differ; however, about two years ago, I stumbled onto a new podcast called “RoadTreking: Celebrating the Small RV Lifestyle.” This podcast, produced by Mike and Jennifer Wendland, is the most informative and professional podcast I listen to. I look forward to it every single week.

How to get far enough away to consider it a vacation

Growing up, camping was always a go-to summer vacation for our family. Not only was it a pastime of my dad, but it was fun, cheap and a relatively close vacation for the family.

You could call it, “just far enough away to consider it a vacation”.

Looking back on it now, I can’t understand how my […]

Why Children Should Answer the Call to Adventure

Joseph Campbell, in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, makes a compelling argument that the world’s greatest hero stories follow the same basic arc.

Whether the stories connect to religion or mythology, whether they come from the Eastern or Western traditions, they spin the same tale of an ordinary human being who gets called to […]

We Are Adventurous

A personal mentor and father of five once said to me, “Jed, if there is one thing I wish I would have done differently in raising my five children, it is…” I had called Dave after several months of suitruggling internally with my own glaring imperfections and inconsistencies as a father, hoping that he would offer me some nugget of insight or encouragement that would give me the endurance to keep running forward in this ultra-marathon of life we call parenthood. Before I share how Dave finished his sentence, put yourself in the shoes of an empty-nest father and grandfather in his late sixties now looking back over the long, joyful, and sometimes painstaking road of rearing five children to maturity before sending them out into the world.


I’ve climbed mountains,
Seen amazing views.
I’ve seen waterfalls,
And felt the mist too.
I’ve been wonderous places,
Some so far away.
Saw the wonders of the pyramids,
On a beautiful day.
Dined on the Nile,
Accompanied by beer.
But none of the above
did I shed a single tear.
I’ve walked with wolves,
Even with dogs too.
Yet I never felt so close to heaven,
Until the birth of you.

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Today! Plan a scavenger hunt for your kids. It takes 5 minutes.

I would love to claim I am this ultra creative type; however, the reality is I am not.  The great news is there are thousands of good souls out there who put awesome content out here on the web for us to use to become better parents.

So, today’s activity is simple, visit one of these great […]

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