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Adding the Eezi-Awn Roof Top Tent: What Women Think

If you have to know, our daughter Chloe wasn't conceived at home, or in a hotel, or in the backseat of a car. So what choice is left?
Get the woman's perspective on this luxurious safari tent that keeps us, warm, dry, and really really comfy when we're on a trip. So comfy, in fact, that we're likely to reproduce.

How Young Can Babies Go Camping? Tips, Advice & Hints

We know what all of our friends and family thought before Chloe came along. "Good thing you're getting all your travels out of the way before you have kids, because once you do it'll all come to a stop."  Well, with all love back to them, they were wrong. Brooke covers the essentials that have helped us out in the first two years of parenthood and outdoor family adventures.

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Moms and Dads, you know how it is in parenting: hindsight is both blessing and curse.  Every month, every year you feel wiser at this, but it makes you think back and wish you had that knowledge going into it all.  How did our first children even survive that stumbling, bumbling first few months?  Similarly, one of the best parts about vehicle-dependent travel is that every road trip and weekend adventure is different so you come out of it with, if nothing else, great hindsight. Stumbles and bumbles included.

Let's say a week-long trip goes just according to plan- no vehicle trouble, you bring exactly the right clothes and gear, the family doesn't squabble, and the scenery is as remote and beautiful as the guidebook says.  You, my friend, have just beaten Murphy's law at its favorite hangout.  Being realistic, though, trips aren't movies.  They don't usually unfold exactly according to the plan.  And when that happens in our family adventures, I try to think about what we can take from the experience for next time.  Also, I just consider that anything or anyone negative just gives Mark more meat for his stories...

Through our different stages of travel- as a couple bouncing in a Jeep Wrangler, as parents of an infant exploring in our Nissan Frontier, and now as parents of a mobile and talking toddler, we have learned tips and skills that have been helpful to us, and might be to others as well.  This website is an archive of our family adventures and photographs, but we also hope if can be a resource for parents and anyone who wants to know they aren't the only ones trying to show our next generation about safe outdoor recreation and the beauty of our world.

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Nobody pays to play.

water bottleThe editorial content on this website is neither paid for nor influenced by payment, free product, discounts, or other forms of association with manufacturers or retailers.

Companies sometimes do send us free samples or demo product on a temporary basis, which is perfectly acceptable.

When such items meet our criteria — that is if we think it'll be something of interest to you, the grinning outdoorsy parent/reader — we will write about it. Fair enough?

Our Reputation Is Important.

What you may not know is how often we look at products or services that just don't fit what AdventureParents.com is all about. We understand that our reputation is on the line and therefore we don't post everything that gets presented to us. Rest assured that when we're telling you about some snazzy new thing it has passed our litmus test and we really do think it'll interest you, make you keel over with laughter, or possibly inspire you to take a trip this weekend. Of course, not everything we do will hit your soft spot, but we know we put much consideration into deciding what to post.

We also see numerous news releases. It's a fine method that companies use to get the word out about something new. We don't regurgitate them (copy, paste, and post) because that would be boring. If a release contains something, again, that we think you'll get a kick out of, we'll do a story on it. A fun story that you'll (hopefully) want to read.

Still, most gear reviews or product discussions come straight from our own equipment collection that we've purchased from bonafide retailers with our own money. If we write about something for which we did not pay, we'll clearly state that at the bottom of the article. When there's a link to buy a product at a retailer's website, it will often be an affiliate link. This means that we get a small commission when someone makes a purchase through a link we've posted to a retail website. We do this to help fund this website, and because it seems downright fair to earn a commission on a sale that we helped generate.

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