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Until my son was born a few years ago, I was a diehard motorcycle enthusiast who traveled the globe. As a Marketing Specialist and Brand Ambassador for Harley-Davidson for over a decade, I lived and worked all over North America. Now, grounded as a first-time mom, I share my love for outdoor adventure with my son and extended family in the Smoky Mountains... and beyond. I hope you find my travel tips and recommendations helpful!

Want to take a car seat on a plane, rather than checking it as baggage? I made a portable car seat dolly (using a cheap luggage cart) to make a stroller!

I usually hit the hiking trail with my son on my back and my 2 dogs by my side. Here are my best tips for hiking with baby + A list of the essentials you REALLY need to take.

With 2 dogs and 2 kids, we go hiking, swimming, picnicking, and sightseeing at Ozone Falls - one of my favorite Tennessee waterfalls! Good to know before you go...

East TN is hot. Floating down the river with River Rat Tubing is a great way to cool down! I've been tubing with River Rat several times. Here's my review and some helpful first-time tubing tips.

The hike to Spruce Flats Falls is 1.5 miles round trip. With time spent at the swimming hole and waterfalls, it takes about 2 hrs. See my best tips before you go...

We hiked the Benton Falls Trail with a 2-year-old and 2 dogs. Here are directions to Benton Falls TN, what you'll find at Chilhowee Recreation Area, and what you'll see at the top & bottom of the falls.

Taking baby to beach soon? See what I packed for my son's first trip to the beach. My list of must-have baby beach gear... the absolute necessities to pack!