Before we had kids, my husband and I enjoyed adventurous travel, including tent cabining in the U.S Virgin Islands, trekking in Nepal and braving tourist-targeting rebels in Cambodia. Then came careers and two beautiful kids. All too soon ten years had passed since we did anything off the beaten path. This blog marks our gentle reintroduction to vacations that involve neither fancy hotels nor negotiating with in-laws about sleeping arrangements. Because it’s been so long, I’m going to go ahead and call ourselves newbies. Join us as we embark on a new course of adventure travel with our two little girls. From baby steps like overnight tent camping to plans for more ambitious trips, I chronicle all the highs and lows of life outside the big box hotels.