When most people think of Nashville, they think of country music and nightlife, not the great outdoors. There is a reason Nashville is named Music City but there is actually quite a bit of nature to enjoy in and around town. I love sharing that unexpected side of Tennessee with people. To celebrate #InternationalDayOfForests, I went on a family hike with Zoku out to a hidden lake just 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville.
During Covid-19, a lot of families are turning to the outdoors for a much-needed escape. Outdoor activities with little ones can present unique challenges but making the extra effort is incredibly rewarding and fun. And you’re sure to create long-lasting memories for years to come. Going out into nature with your little ones lets you see familiar places through new eyes— because everything is so NEW to them. How freakin’ awesome!
Thank goodness spring is on the horizon. It’s been a brutal winter in these parts. Lots of snow and rain. And all this cabin fever has me really excited to plan some outdoor adventures once the weather warms up. Hopefully, I have one or two left in me before the baby arrives.
All you die-hards out there are probably familiar with Moab. A spot that has long been the mecca for mountain bikers and National Park goers. But for those of you who are new to outdoor, this growing destination might not be on your radar. With more people wanting to unplug and the glamping + wellness scene booming, Moab is oh-so-hot-right-now. It’s the perfect place to fill your heart with adventure. The area offers kayaking, rafting, SUP, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, swimming holes and more. Here’s my go-to guide to all things Moab, for the Moab curious.