Outdoor Tips for Spring 2018 Family Adventures

Glimmering lakes, lush forests, cool blue beaches, and snow tipped mountains are just a few unbeatable landscapes to experience in vacation destinations all over North America.

As proponents of exercise and enjoying free, fresh air, we want to make your outdoor adventures as smooth and stress-free as possible, so here are some tips to help you best enjoy nature this Spring.

Keep it Moving – A frame backpack carrier like the Kelty Kid Carrier (there are other brands too) allows kids to run around and enjoy the world so that once they are tired, mommy and daddy can carry them comfortably.

Hold Off the Hunger – You won’t get far without some water and snacks! Hunger sets in quickly on an outdoor adventure, so have plenty of liquids, fruit, and non-sugary snacks.  

Beat the Elements – Be it sunny or rainy, don’t get caught without protection – sunscreen, hats, and even umbrellas.

Take a Pic – Beautiful scenes and fun times are abound in the outdoors – bring a camera so you can hang on to those moments!

Sturdy Sneaks – If your kiddo likes to run around, make sure they have strong shoes like Stride Right or Teva, or water shoes that are easy to wash and dry overnight.

Play Safe – At the beach, forest, or elsewhere, grab a queen or king sized fitted sheet and place anchors like backpacks or coolers at the corners to create a safe play area.

Sweeten the Pot – Planning a hike with a fun activity at the end such as a waterfall, a beach, a view, or a play area will keep the calls of “are we there yet??” at bay.