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.
The many draws of New Zealand are well-known: no creepy-crawlies, no venomous snakes or large predators, no language barrier. The country is safe and sane, and the scenery will blow your mind.
Want them to love the sport? Start slow.
Government-subsidized preschools, 480 days paid maternity leave, neighborhood rec centers, ample recess, forest kindergartens, drop-in after-school programs (aka fritids), outdoor classrooms, public...
Here's what we're wishing for this season, from well-made classics that will withstand years of abuse and never go out of style to big-ticket splurges for everyone in the family, including your four-...
Bobby Kennedy Jr. has spent a lifetime protecting rivers, an ethos born in childhood expeditions.
With its new Walls Are Meant for Climbing program, the company hopes to make climbing accessible for everyone.
By the time pro climber Beth Rodden gave birth to her son, Theo, in 2014, she'd weathered some major life challenges.
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...
The kids are back in school, and there's one thing I want to tell my daughters: You don't have to be nice.
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...
"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...
In praise of the perfect summer short.
The mountain climber on mountaineering and knowing when to give up.
Talking with the founders of Luvmother about how to start your own kid-related outdoor business.
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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