Welcome to Hiking In My Flip Flops!
Meet Matt and Kiersten
Neither of us are quite sure if we ever remember a time when we didn’t camp – we’ve both spend many nights in a tent growing up. Between the two of us, we’ve camped our way through Arizona, New Mexico, and all over the midwest and northeast. And together we have explored, camped, and hiked nearly every corner of North Carolina as we grew to a family of 5.
We are now taking all those experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly!) and making our way through our new home state of Colorado. As we are passing our love of the outdoors on to our kids, we hope to inspire your family to spend more time outside too!
… and the kids, too
These three know their way around a campsite and a hiking trail. They keep pretty busy with school – and volleyball, science club, and student council – but they can take on an adventure with the best of them.
Since this year started with a move across the country, we’ve stayed pretty local to Colorado. There’s definitely no shortage of adventure here! One of our favorites? Questival, of course! (read all about it in this post)
So is this where I can learn about hiking in my flip flops?
Well, no, not really (though you may see some photo of us doing just that).
What you will get are ideas and inspiration for getting outdoors with your family. And because we don’t like something like shoes preventing us from new experiences and adventures, we sometimes do things like take a little hike even if all we have are our flip flops. [within reason, as we would never compromise safety for an adventure!]
But it’s also about the everyday – the days that feel like an uphill battle with getting dinner on the table, helping with homework, and cleaning the house. Then there are after school activities. Oh, and another load of laundry! [Tip #1 – get the kids to help out with the cleaning!] Those days that feel like an uphill hike in flip flops.
And those aren’t the memories we want to build as a family. We want to make memories through adventure and exploring as much as we can. Those are the memories that will last a lifetime for the kids.
Something pretty amazing happens when you unplug and get outdoors together. You experience more. You interact differently. You work (and laugh, and play) together.
It’s a little easier to get out there when you are armed with the right information. So if you aren’t sure where to go or what you’ll need, then we are here to help.
Hiking In My Flip Flops is a place that inspires families to get outdoors and adventure together.
And getting through those busy work and school days? Yep, we can help with that too. We’d rather be checking out the mountain views than home doing the laundry or cooking dinner – and we know you would too!
It was just a 2 mile hike that brought us to these spactualar views of the Rocky Mountains and Estes Park, CO. Kruger Rock Trail is easily one of our favorite Colorado hikes.
We camp, hike, and travel. We explore. We love family adventures. We value experiences over possessions.
And we try to make it all as simple and accessible as possible. So, yeah, sometimes we end up hiking in flip flops!
Check back often for new ideas and inspiration, and follow our adventures through Colorado (and beyond!) on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you never miss an update!