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Adventure is Right Here

Today’s post is sponsored by Stanley Brand, by my love for their adventurer gifts is all my own!
It is officially starting to look a lot like Christmas here in our state of Colorado. We are having more flurries, needing more layers, and coming up with so many things for our Christmas lists. As summer turns into autumn, and autumn turns into fall, it appears as though our quests for adventure slow down. It is as if we got used to summer vacation being the only time for trips and the rest of the year you just work.

I have never been a fan of the term “Wonderlust” because it implies that where you are is not good enough and it breeds discontentment but I do love the phrase “Adventure is Right Here” because I believe it 100%. I think adventure is all around you – on trips to the mountains, on back packing trips across Europe, on flights over seas, on drives down the street, on trips to the city, the country, the wilderness, and the sea. Adventure is as much on the other side of the world as it is in your backyard. Winter shouldn’t slow down your adventurous spirit, it should just explore a different side of it!
Bruce & I live within walking distance of several hiking trails and we love getting out of the house (avoiding cabin fever) to create mini adventures of our own. The Colorado cold doesn’t (always) slow us down. We have our ways of staying warm – puffy vests, layers, and secret stashes of hot coco & whisky. Our Stanley vacuum mug, flask, and pint cup are necessities in our camping packs, but we also love bringing them along on our everyday adventures – like walks through the Colorado snow.
So if things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas in your parts and you are craving adventure too, you should add Stanley to your wish list this year. You should also probably just get something for all the adventure lovers in your life while you are at it- right now you can get free shipping on orders of $49 or more of your Stanley gear at Eddie Bauer.
Give the gift of adventure, warm hearts, and memory makings!
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR EVERYDAY ADVENTURES! #STANLEYNESS

  • Mar

    Love Stanley! We have a few thermoset and the shot glasses. Perfect for camping, or even taking soup to work. That's amazing that they sponsored this post!

  • I couldn't agree more that adventure is everywhere around us! Everyday can be an adventure if we open our eyes to it, and when that's your normal practice it makes going on vacation or what have you even more of an adventure! My husband is so good at this; I call him "a Noticer of Life" because he never misses a detail, a sight, a weird mushroom on the trail, a beautiful sunset outside the kitchen window, etc.
    If his retail schedule ever frees up enough for camping, then we might have to invest in some Stanley. That flask is just awesome lol.

  • Yes!! I totally agree with this – the big adventures are super exciting and fun but there are also so many adventures to be had in the every day! And one again your winter pictures are making me wish for snow here in the UK 🙂

  • I totally agree! I made a goal last year to constantly discover new things about my town or around it (outdoors stuff) and in one year we have become some serious experts in the land! it's fun!

  • Heather Balogh

    The photo of you laughing is adorable!

  • Hannah Diane

    That looks like lots of fun!!

  • I'm a big believer in seeking and finding adventure wherever you may be at them moment!

  • Snow! I love the snow! And I totally want one of those Stanleys now!

  • This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing some of your adventure – you're simply gorgeous!!

  • I'm actually putting some Stanley's on my Christmas list! That's so fun! And, please tell me what type of cold weather layers you have, I am discovering my cold weather items aren't warm enough! 🙂

  • Oh so fun! I am glad you love them as much as we do!

  • I love that! IT is so fun what we can learn from/ our spouses can bring out in us!

    And yes, the flask is seriously so fun!

  • Oh! soon, soon the snow will come… right? It snows there?!

  • Thanks so much for the sweet words! 🙂

  • HAHA IT is like barely snowing 😉

  • We don't get very much (last year we had none), but usually we get enough snow to last a few days. It always brings everything to halt and all the schools close so everyone heads out to play in the snow 🙂

  • I'm happy to not have to worry too much now about the cold! I'm loving the weather staying in the 70s here in Southern CA.

  • Jess! So wonderful! And yes, I have lots of cold weather layers! Everything is from Athleta except for the blue shirt from Pategonia! I tend to stick with real outdoor brands for quality warmth! 🙂

  • Oh wow! I am going to Florida in a couple weeks and it will be warm! It is so funny to me!