Tess Purvis

Meet Santa at the North Pole

by Tess Purvis

So, what’s it like to celebrate Christmas in a town where it’s Christmas every day? In a word, magical. Welcome to the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. For 60 years, the Miller family has been celebrating Christmas every day of the year. More […]

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Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

by Tess Purvis

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread […]

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Hiking Safety Rules That Save Lives

by Tess Purvis

Getting lost can happen to anyone. Trails disappear, maps are wrong, and injuries happen. What you do BEFORE you even start out on the trail can save your life.  Just to be clear, I’m not talking about seven day, across the Andes hikes. These are […]

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