JJ & The Bug: Family Adventures for Every Wild Child

Do you want to have a great time with your family?

JJ and The Bug is all about making it easy to enjoy family time together in the great outdoors. We’ve got the information you need to transform your next family vacation into an adventure. From finding new places, tips for traveling with kids, camping hacks, and even some simple activities that will help you connect with nature near home. You can find it all right here!

Our goal is for you and your family to have amazing outdoor experiences together. So get ready because there are so many adventures out there waiting for you!

Find Your Next Adventure Destination

We did it! Family photo after hiking Cinder Cone - Lassen Family Road Trip

There are so many ways to spend time with your family and get some fresh air together. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend trip or an extended vacation, these ideas will help you plan the perfect family adventure.


Feet kicked up as we relax by the campfire.

Camping is a great way to spend time together, but it can be challenging when you have small children. I’m not going to lie, camping with kids isn’t always easy! These are tips and tricks that have helped us make family camping more fun and less stressful for everyone.

Backyard Activities

Mud Painting

There’s a whole world out there just waiting for your kids to explore it! Turn your backyard into an outdoor play lab full of fun activities, projects, and experiments. We share ideas that are easy and fun for the whole family.

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About US

Hi, I’m Kristy. Thanks for stopping by! We started JJ & The Bug in the summer of 2020 as we transitioned from occasional weekend hikes to daily outdoor escapes that kept us from climbing the walls!! Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to enjoy family adventures together no matter where they are or what kind of gear they’re packing. You’ll find new places to go around the Bay Area and a bit further afield, travel tips, camping hacks, and even some simple outdoor activities your whole crew can do near home without much planning required.

Happy adventuring!


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