Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler

Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler

If you’ve been following LtL for a while, you know my fond affections to hiking with my family. We used to hike quite frequently when we lived in the Pacific Northwest – one summer I actually set out a goal to hike 100 miles before we left Washington! While we didn’t rack up that many miles, we did our best and had a blast making the memories in the mean time. Since moving to Tennessee last year, I still wanted to make it a point to find kid friendly trails around Nashville and continue making those special memories with my family.  Recently I found a kid friendly hike just south of us near Columbia that led to a beautiful waterfall! Continue reading “Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler”

Summer Bucket List – Free Template

Summer Bucket List – Free Template

Summa, summa, summa time!! Now that summer is officially here I’m already thinking of what Brooks and I can do around the Nashville area to make these next few months fun and memorable during our free time together. I’ve got a running list of a few local and day trips that are kid friendly, and I thought it’d be fun to share them here with you, plus a free template for your very own summer bucket list! Continue reading “Summer Bucket List – Free Template”

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Every so often I’ll catch a spontaneous ‘bug’ and want to go off somewhere with B like we used to do in the PNW. I loved our time away together and the memories we’d create, so when I can I’ll do some research and find a kid-friendly destination within my two hour driving radius. Instagram is usually my go-to when searching for local fun spots. If you just search through some hashtags and adventuring photographer’s feeds you’re bound to stumble across a number of things of interest! When it comes to hiking, I’ll usually take the next step in my research reconnaissance and google the trail or park and see what other hikers are saying about the conditions of the trails, difficulty, and whether or not it’s kid friendly. Continue reading “Fall Creek Falls State Park”

Family Hike to Machine Falls

Family Hike to Machine Falls

It happened, our first Tennessee hike! YAY! I’ve been dying to go since moving from the Pacific Northwest, and if y’all have been following along my LtL adventures for a while y’all know I found a sweet love affair with hiking out there. You can see some of my favorites here and here. Soon after we moved here I started in on my research of places to go and see. Machine Falls came up in my new criteria of travel and hiking – less than 2 hour drive and less than 4 miles round trip. (Those 2+ hour drives and 4-6 miles hikes are long behind us, for now. 😉 Momma’s not toting that 40 lbs of active toddlering no’mo.) Continue reading “Family Hike to Machine Falls”