• Hikes,  Hiking,  Illinois,  Kids,  Missouri,  St. Louis,  Trips

    Best St. Louis Area Hiking Books

    Have you been wanting to take a hike but don’t know the best places to visit around St. Louis? Maybe you want to find a trail that is kid friendly or one that is not likely to be crowded. Maybe you have seen local pictures of a hiking trail with a beautiful waterfall or stunning overlook and want to know how to get there. The one hiking question I’m asked over and over is how exactly do I find all…

  • Gear Review

    Gear Review โ€“ Shining Buddy Head Lamp

    I am constantly fighting with finding a good portable light source while I am out in the garage. Either I donโ€™t have enough light, or the light I have is blinding me. After searching for a โ€˜floodโ€™ type head lamp for a while, I came across a flash sale on the Shining Buddy at amazon: Amazon Link So far, Iโ€™ve been pretty dang impressed with the thing. The light is very evenly dispersed, which was exactly what I was after…