Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.

Making #VanLife Work with a Family

When Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker sold their house two and a half years ago to move into a massive fifth-wheel RV with their four children, they had never been in an RV or camped before. "We'd...

Ode to Chacos: The Best Water Sandal for Families

On a recent cross-country flight, I counted no fewer than five people wearing Chaco sandals. They ranged from sporty, late-middle-age women to hip, urban millennials with thick eyeliner and skinny...

Can My Kids Handle a 50-Mile Bikepacking Trip?

"We're not going to ride up there, are we?" My eight-year-old daughter, Pippa, pointed to a red-dirt road winding menacingly up the side of a mesa. You could see it snaking a long way, from a long...

The 11 Rules of Teaching Kids a Sport

Whether it's skiing or mountain biking or just camping, these guidelines will make sure you and your child get to enjoy a lifetime of adventure together.

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