Travel normally offers me an introspective time away – a break from everyday demands that allows me to do some reflecting on my life. For the most part, it is an inward journey through my thoughts, peppered with conversations with travel mates when the time is right. In addition to the joy and richness that comes from exploring new places, or challenging myself physically, this opportunity to reflect is one of the reasons I enjoy travelling, and make it a priority in my life.
Sometimes the right gear is all you need to make the most of your time outside with your family.
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If there’s a three-word phrase I’ve heard as much as “Just you wait…” as a new parent it would be “Enjoy it because….”. Both phrases are meant to inspire me to appreciate what I have in the here and now. But, I have to say, they both make my skin crawl. As if parenting wasn’t challenging enough, people have to constantly remind me of how much harder it’s going to get. Or that there is something worth dreading on the journey ahead.
You’ll find this happy crew of five rafting, backpacking, biking, camping, hiking and skiing whenever they get the chance. It takes a lot of planning and preparation (just check out this post on Tips for Camping with an Infant), but one trip after another, they are proving that it just takes a bit of creativity and research to pursue adventurous activities with your kids.