Outdoor Families Magazine

Outdoor Families Magazine Where Families & Nature Unite MISSION

Outdoor Families Magazine and Community strives to enrich the lives of multi-generational families internationally by providing outdoor and adventure related content meant to inspire a connection to, participation in and stewardship of the natural world.
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VISION STATEMENT

Families will spend more time outdoors everyday, learning, playing, preserving, exploring, and sharing our natural resources. Together they will grow to be healthy, active, and caring about each other, our global community, and our Earth. Outdoor Families Magazine will be the resource for and the industry leader in representing outdoor families. OBJECTIVE

We aim to create the next generation of children that love the outdoors by offering easy-to-replicate exploration ideas through field tested product reviews, family adventure travel tips, informative guides and family focused articles. MASTHEAD

Jennifer Fontaine - Managing Editor
Melynda Harrison - Contributing Editor
Melissa Edge - Gear Editor
Kate Spiller - Contributing Gear Editor
Kerem Hanci - Photo Editor
Susan Smith - Director of Marketing & Operations

OFM Logo Design by Cheryl Robertson Rosa

See our guide to the best family camping tents, with reviews of top tents for family car camping
04/18/2021
Best Family Camping Tents of 2019 + Expert Tent Buying Guide

See our guide to the best family camping tents, with reviews of top tents for family car camping

See our guide to the best family camping tents of 2019, with reviews of top tents for family car camping, to help you and your kids get outdoors more often.

Upping your eco friendly game can seem totally overwhelming (and expensive), but if you really want to go green, startin...
04/18/2021
29 Eco-Friendly Tips Ideas to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Upping your eco friendly game can seem totally overwhelming (and expensive), but if you really want to go green, starting small can make it less daunting

Upping your eco-friendly game can seem totally overwhelming (and expensive), but if you really want to go green, starting small can make it less daunting.

Wondering what the RV life is like? Read all about it here so you can be prepared for your next adventure on the road
04/17/2021
Top 9 Things Every RV Beginner Needs to Know

Wondering what the RV life is like? Read all about it here so you can be prepared for your next adventure on the road

Full-time RV living is exciting! But, downsizing your entire family into an RV can be hard. Learn how full-time RV travelers cook, organize like a pro, and even how to do laundry!

Read about this mama who is giving Alaska some hollistic love 🌺
04/17/2021
Alaskan Earth Mamas: Meet an entrepreneur who nourishes body and soul

Read about this mama who is giving Alaska some hollistic love 🌺

by Erin Kirkland Interior Alaska winters are famous for temperatures that fall into the double-digits-below-zero category. Between November and March (and sometimes longer), people are indistinguishable for the layers of clothing worn to cover exposed

How do you hep your younger ones build confidence while pushing through fear?
04/16/2021
Prompting Without Pushing: Guiding children through fear

How do you hep your younger ones build confidence while pushing through fear?

It can be difficult to know how far to push kids when recreating outdoors. Psychologist Bridgett Ross offers some tips for managing fear in children.

The best family tents under $100--who's already planning camping trips?
04/15/2021
Best Family Tent Buying Guide - Top 10 Under $100

The best family tents under $100--who's already planning camping trips?

The best family tent under $100 should still give you plenty of room, shed rain, handle some wind, and packable for car camping.

You can use this calendar any time of year for inspiration for getting outside with the kids 🐝
04/15/2021
30-Day Mini Outdoor Adventure Activity Calendar - FREE Printable!

You can use this calendar any time of year for inspiration for getting outside with the kids 🐝

Begin Outdoor Families Magazine's 30-Day Mini Outdoor Adventure Challenge by downloading our free printable activity calendar and get 30 days worth of easy, daily outdoor activities for the whole family.

Stream clean-up events are a great way to get outside and give back to the environment. We've got local clean up inspo f...
04/14/2021
Take Your Kids to Clean-Up a Local Stream (Even If They Won’t Clean Their Rooms)

Stream clean-up events are a great way to get outside and give back to the environment. We've got local clean up inspo for you to motivate your littles to get outside and start participating in stewardship programs πŸ’¦

by Shannon Brescher Shea - A metal bridge arches over a gently flowing stream in Rockville, Maryland, winding its way between trees and rock-strewn banks. Looking at little closer, it’s clear the water is littered

Here are 70 adventure-filled reasons to add New Hanpshire to your family's bucket list
04/14/2021
70+ Things To Do In The White Mountains, New Hampshire

Here are 70 adventure-filled reasons to add New Hanpshire to your family's bucket list

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a perfect family travel destination, all four seasons. See our list of 70+ kid-friendly outdoor things to do.

Tent footprints help protect your tent over time β˜€οΈ
04/13/2021
5 Best Camping Tent Footprints & Camping Tarps

Tent footprints help protect your tent over time β˜€οΈ

Read our tent footprint buying guide before deciding on a camping tarp that fits your tent and your camping style, then see our top 5 best tent footprints.

We’ve rounded up five of our favorite hiking spots in Thailand to give you inspiration for your next family trip πŸ₯Ύ
04/13/2021
5 Family-Friendly Hikes in Thailand

We’ve rounded up five of our favorite hiking spots in Thailand to give you inspiration for your next family trip πŸ₯Ύ

by Melanie Grosjean - Thailand has much to offer family travelers, from exciting attractions comprising Bangkok tourism to beautiful beaches with plenty of water and sand to keep the kids happy. However, there are also

Outdoor gift ideas to keep the kids having fun in nature 🐸
04/13/2021
80+ Outdoor Gifts for Adventurous Family Vacations

Outdoor gift ideas to keep the kids having fun in nature 🐸

Check out our ultimate outdoor gift guide with 80+ outdoor gifts to inspire the next adventure, guaranteed to get you outdoors doing what you love most.

Need a new family tent, but don’t know where to start? Check out our instant pop up family camping tent buying guide bef...
04/12/2021
8 Best Instant Pop Up Tents + Tent Buying Guide

Need a new family tent, but don’t know where to start? Check out our instant pop up family camping tent buying guide before you go all in ⛺️

Our top picks of the best instant pop up family camping tents of 2019, plus bookmark our camping tent buying guide to choose the tent that's right for you.

The best family tent under $100 should still give you plenty of room, shed rain, handle some wind, and be packable for c...
04/12/2021
Best Family Tent Buying Guide - Top 10 Under $100

The best family tent under $100 should still give you plenty of room, shed rain, handle some wind, and be packable for car camping

The best family tent under $100 should still give you plenty of room, shed rain, handle some wind, and packable for car camping.

Incorporate physics, engineering, math, and technology into your outdoor adventures πŸ₯½
04/10/2021
STEM Activities: 26 STEM Projects for Fun Outdoor Learning

Incorporate physics, engineering, math, and technology into your outdoor adventures πŸ₯½

Our complete outdoor STEM activities guide is guaranteed to keep kids engaged and learning in the outdoors. Try these 26 outdoor STEM projects.

Add to your bucket list: Wisconsin's Door County include Whitefish Dunes State Park, Newport State Park, fish boils, and...
04/09/2021
Door County, Wisconsin: Top Hotels, Campgrounds & Family Activities

Add to your bucket list: Wisconsin's Door County include Whitefish Dunes State Park, Newport State Park, fish boils, and Cana Island lighthouse πŸ¦€

Check out our guide for the best Door County Wisconsin hotels, campgrounds, and family friendly activities. See our guide!

Thinking of Mother's Day gifts for the outdoorsy woman in your life? πŸ’
04/09/2021
11 Best Outdoor Gifts for Women

Thinking of Mother's Day gifts for the outdoorsy woman in your life? πŸ’

Choose outdoor gifts guaranteed to get her outside doing what she loves. We've got great outdoor gift ideas from top brands for your favorite adventurers.

Here are 30 benefits of trees, plus a great printable to incorporate into homeschool, classroom, or outdoor learning cur...
04/09/2021
30 Reasons Why Trees Important - A Springtime Printable

Here are 30 benefits of trees, plus a great printable to incorporate into homeschool, classroom, or outdoor learning curriculum 🌳

Why are trees important? As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil, and give life to the world's wildlife. Here are 30 benefits of trees.

If you spend time outdoors with kids, you should read this 🐍
04/08/2021
Snake Bite Prevention & Survival Guide

If you spend time outdoors with kids, you should read this 🐍

Not every bite from a venomous snake transfers its poison to the victim; 25-30% of snake bites will show no ill effects. Use this guide to prevent and survive any snake bite.

Looking for wild jungles, ancient ruins, family adventure, and culture? Look no further than San Ignacio, Belize πŸƒ
04/08/2021
San Ignacio, Belize: Finding culture & adventure fit for a teen

Looking for wild jungles, ancient ruins, family adventure, and culture? Look no further than San Ignacio, Belize πŸƒ

Read our family travel guide to discover what San Ignacio, Belize and San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers in the way of adventurous family vacation ideas.

In Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find all the exciting outdoor adventure your family needs--here's the perfect...
04/08/2021
40+ Things To Do In Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains + 3-Day Trip Itinerary

In Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find all the exciting outdoor adventure your family needs--here's the perfect 3-day itinerary πŸ—»

Take a trip to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains where you'll find all the exciting outdoor adventure your family needs. Here's the perfect 3-day itinerary.

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I'm working with GoNoodle. It has a new, free "Go Summer" program to keep kids learning, active, and mindful. The series will run from May 27 to August 15 and has a school component. Happy to share one of the videos and the multimedia news release is here.