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.
Columnist Bruce Feiler’s new book The Secrets of Happy Families has a novel strategy for overwhelmed parents in need of a break: give kids more control
The Clif Kid Backyard Game of the Year contest encourages children to invent their own outdoor games rather than sitting in front of the TV. The top prize? A scholarship for ten grand.
No one wants to be stuck in a yoga studio when the weather is nice. The solution? Take your practice to the trails.
You only get so much time with your kids before they’re grown up. After a family trip to the hot springs, Katie Arnold meditates on how best to spend it.
It may sound cheesy, but Katie Arnold swears that watching American Idol has helped her win ultramarathons—and that if you’re willing to pay attention, it could help you, too
Childhood is the perfect time to solidify your kids' love of the outdoors. These camps are here to help.
Can a new trailer bike help young kids learn the rules of the road faster and safer? Katie Arnold and her family put it to the test.
In 2003, Dan Bigley lost his sight when a grizzly mauled him on Alaska's Russian River. But that wasn't enough to scare him away from building an outdoor life for his family. He shares his hard-...
We may never know how 21-year-old rafter Kaitlin Kenney died in the Grand Canyon, but we will never forget why she went
Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.
Taking your children out of bounds means facing a whole different class of hazards than you see at the resort. How young is too young?
Katie Arnold's meditation on training for a 50-mile race.
It's natural to feel a little anxious before a trip into the backcountry with your kids, but follow these common sense guidelines and know everything will turn out fine.
Keeping the family happy doesn't have to mean sacrificing steep terrain and old-school cool.
To raise adventurous children, as Laura's father learned when she and Guppy set sail, means that someday, you have to let them go.