The coolest outdoor family bloggers I’ve ‘met’

I know it’s kind of taboo to say that you’ve ‘met someone online’. I never thought I’d say that. But the truth is I’ve met whole families online! Really inspiring families that deserve some recognition for all the work they put into their blogs. Here’s a list (in no particular order) of some of the coolest families I’ve had the privilege of ‘meeting’.

Do you know of more? Leave them in the comments!

Brave Ski Mom
Family skiing tips, unbiased resort and mountain reviews, off-season biking and hiking. We’re a western Colorado family that has seen it all and done a lot. I don’t just share our adventures. I provide information to help you fuel your own adventure — from skiing to parenting.

Tales of a Mountain Mama
Tales of a Mountain Mama (Family) aims to help inspire families to get outdoors and adventure, even with young children. We share our own stories and tips and feature weekly guest bloggers and experts to round out our own knowledge and experience. Watch for a diverse make-up of honest gear reviews and lots of giveaways!

The Kid Project
As a family, we want to live an adventure together. We want to play together. We want to live life and grow together. Our goal is to inspire families to get outdoors together, to provide gear reviews [for better or worse], family-friendly locations, posts/interviews from kindred spirits we’ve met along the way and encouragement on the road of parenting.

Velo Mom
Velo Mom is the place I share our family bike adventures, highlight inspirational families and kids on bikes, discuss exceptional products, great rides and the latest news.

Adventure Parents
Adventure Parents entertains and informs with stories about parents, families and kids who enjoy outdoor adventure in any of its forms. It has a mix of posts from personal narratives to news to product reviews that appeal to the outdoorsy parent.

Go Explore Nature
Go Explore Nature is all about connecting kids & families with nature, in your own backyard and beyond. You’ll find everything from tips on bird watching and backyard camping to ideas for backyard nature play. Happy exploring!

AKontheGO was designed to encourage and promote family travel in Alaska. We are, at this time anyway, the only blog/website with a decided emphasis on family travel in Alaska. AND, I’m writing a guidebook with the working title of “Alaska On the Go: Exploring the 49th State With Children.”

Climb Run Lift Mom
Climb Run Lift Mom is a blog about my ongoing journey to be healthier and fitter and sharing that healthy lifestyle with my children as well. It also chronicles my adventures in the great outdoors and how I share the experiences with my children.

Skedaddle is about getting the family outside, no matter the weather. Tips on gear, playground reviews and articles about making outdoor play accessible to everyone!

Back Country Kids
A blog about our family’s attempt to live an active outdoor lifestyle in order to reap the benefits of fresh air, exercise, a close relationship with nature and time with each other. While our trips tend to take us into the backcountry by canoe, we also love hiking, cross-country skiing, climbing, cycling and any other adventures that come our way.

Bring The Kids
Bring the Kids is a blog that proves that you can still have adventures after you have kids. We love to camp, raft, ski, hike, and climb and love bringing our kids along so they can enjoy these things too!

Adventure Tykes
Little feet. Big adventures. Here you will find motivation and inspiration along with hard won experience to help you engage in outdoor activities with your tykes, such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, biking, picnic dinners and outdoor play. Gear reviews on the latest and greatest gear along with giveaways are featured.

Calgary Family Adventure Community
Have toddler and have not slowed down! This blog seeks to chronicle the joys and challenges of taking kids hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing and all-out exploring in the Canadian Rockies.

A Little Campy
The Campy Mom’s Guide to Family Camping. From pitching tents to pitching fits. We share camping tips, camping recipes, gear reviews and a lot of laughs. Join us there anytime- around the campfire.

Walk Simply
Our goal is to inspire others to get outside and walk and view the world up close. Topics include: walking and hiking with and without the kids and is mostly centered in southern California. Have a wonderful day.

Nature for Kids
We provide encouragement and ideas concerning wholesome outdoor recreation for kids and their parents. You’ll find lots of photos and first hand experiences in the outdoors with our 4 kids, from water and snow sports to biking, hiking, rock climbing and camping. You’ll also see outdoor gear spotlights and giveaways and a few cooking recipes too. Created in 2008.

Active kids club
Our mission is simple… We love to have fun outside with our kids, regardless if it is swimming with manatees in Florida, exploring Central Park in New York or just simply being outdoors PLAYING in your own backyard. We try our best to provide you with the best information about simple outdoor ideas, Fresh Air Living (lifestyle) and Cooking with Nature.

Colo Calders
A pair of colorado rock climbers, backcountry dwellers, travelers and science geeks who were recently upgraded to parents and are learning to adventure as a team of three!”

A Simple Six
Having four children does not simplify life, but the conscientious choices we make as a family strengthen our resolve to find simplicity. We are currently blogging our experiences about bicycling as a family in Huntington, WV, a small city that is unique, ideal and developing it’s infrastructure for such a lifestyle.

For Adventures Big and Small! Erica is an avid climber/outdoorswoman who strives to offer an online resource for families and families-to-be who want to continue an adventurous lifestyle as a family.



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  1. Wow – what an amazing community! Thanks for putting this list together & for inviting me to be a part of it! :-)

  2. Traci Lehman

    What an excellent list! Thanks for the inclusion!

  3. Love it! I think you can totally say that you’ve “met” people online, AND that we’ve got an amazing community around here! Thanks for the links, I do really enjoy your site!

  4. Thanks Lindsey! It was great working with you on this…easy too!

  5. Such a great list of supportive and awesome outdoor women. I feel fortunate to be apart. Thanks for including me!

  6. What a great list! As a new blogger who often writes about outdoor adventures and travels with my family, I love reading these blogs for inspiration. It’s great to “meet” other moms who have a similar passion for getting outside. Thanks for sharing your list!

    • Gayle – Thanks for sharing your blog. Your pictures are beautiful and your adventures look fabulous… All that green vegetation and water!

  7. Thanks Lindsey! Your site rocks and I’m so proud to be a part of our little community.

    • Thanks Shawna. Looking forward to the UT outdoor bloggers play date. Someday… :)

  8. I don’t think it’s strange any more to say you’ve “met” a family online. Especially when the parents are open and honest with their lives, including the struggles, and you have conversations with them in the comments, or even behind the scenes. There are plenty of bloggers I’d like to meet in real life, if I ever get the chance to travel to other parts of the country.

    One of my favorite adventure families is the Tougas family. Renee blogs at FIMBY and they blog together on outsideways. Really inspiring family and it’s so cool to see how they are consciously molding and changing their lives.

    • Jennifer – Well, if you ever make it to my neck of the woods I’d love to meet you!!

  9. Great post! We love reading your blog along with all of those on the list.

  10. Thank you Lindsay for this list – some new blogs for me and some I have been reading for a while. Love reading different people’s experiences of getting outside with their kids.


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