I am a mom and wife and a professional and I love all things outdoors and all things travel. But my wonderful husband does not. What to do? When my son was six, we went hiking in a national forest. I discovered that he loved it and is relatively immune to the fatigue, discomfort, and cold that sometimes comes with outdoor living. And so it began. We went backpacking the next year, just a mom and a 7 year old. We have been backpacking ever since logging in more than 80 nights, and my youngest daughter occasionally joins us. I also love to travel with 38 states and 18 countries under my belt. My husband travels with us sometimes…if hotel rooms are involved! I love experiencing the world with my family.