Hey there! I’m Jillian and I’m glad you’re here. Tenders & Trails is focused on promoting New England’s great outdoors and adventures. Contrary to popular belief we have more than outlets and lobsters, and I’m hoping to help change that perception article by article. We have everything from sky diving to white water rafting to ice climbing, and it’s time to share just how awesome we are. Read on and get adventuring!
If there’s one thing Rob and I would never call ourselves, it’s sappy and traditional. Actually, I wouldn’t say we’re even all that romantic… or normal. So naturally, when it comes to celebrating things they don’t usually involve flowers, chocolate, wine, or sandy all-inclusive beaches. They tend to involve snow, mud, heights, and lots of gear. Needless to say, this weekend of celebrating half a year of marriage (we’ll take any excuse… Read More
So in case you haven’t noticed by the strange store hours, reports of Walmart beatings, and the unusual level of parking lot aggressiveness – Black Friday is here. For consumers everywhere, it’s Christmas time. While I have a few holiday gift guides to come, I’m going to kick things off with what’s on my wish list and why. 1. Polar Buff I’m admittedly obsessed with winter. I love being out in the… Read More
Yesterday at work we got asked to name three people in our lives we were thankful for and publicly thank them however we want. That of course led to us jumping on to using the hashtag #ThankItForward, so yeah. Here I am! As my family and dogs know I love them dearly, I’m going to give this set of ‘thanks’ to some of the people in my outdoor world. I think I… Read More
Ever have those times where you hear or see something and it just makes you want to bang your head into inanimate objects until it all goes away? Well, I came across a wonderful one and I have to share the pain. Commence the concussions. Recently Toys”R”Us released a lovely commercial (see below) about making children’s dreams come true. While I’m all for happy kids and dreams coming true, whoever thought of… Read More
Want to hear something ironic? Unlike the stereotypical woman, I never had a ton of shoes just sitting around – until I really got into the outdoors. Now I have at least a few pairs of hiking shoes, a variety of trail and approach shoes, a growing collection of water shoes, a few too many pairs of snowboard boots, and an unreasonable amount of climbing shoes. I finally have a shoe problem…… Read More
Alright, so we’re not Colorado bound quite yet but I’m stoked to say that Rob and I have made a decision on where we’re headed for our honeymoon. After a lot of thinking, researching, debating, and over analyzing we’ve decided on 9 days in the Dillon area of Colorado starting January 26th. This puts right in the middle of phenomenal snowboarding and lots of other adventures, so we’re excited! While we’d love… Read More