Traveling with kids can be frustrating and sometimes messy, but it will also be one of the fondest memories you have of a family vacation. The great outdoors is mysterious and filled with wonder to excite
every child and adult. Here are a few adventure vacation ideas that will get your kids excited about the outdoors and also offer you numerous opportunities to rejuvenate and rejoice.
Roughing it out in the wilderness
Camping is a great way to expose children, even the little ones, to the wonder and beauty of nature. If kids are too small, book campsites with modern amenities, including functional bathrooms and toilets, hot
and cold water, cooking and grilling facilities, and shops for basic supplies and groceries. If your kids are older and can rough it out, back country campsites are perfect. Remember that some
campsites cannot be booked in advance. Do your research well before you go on your trip. Camping allows kids to commune with nature, learn about wildlife, and also appreciate the comforts they
enjoy at home but take for granted. Just make sure you carry everything you need for the trip, including a first aid kit, insect repellents, comfortable walking shoes, fever medication, and painkillers.
Hitting the powder on the slopes
The US offers wonderful skiing opportunities for kids and adults. Places such as New Hampshire, Colorado, Vermont, Utah, and Maine are perfect to have fun on the snowy slopes even if you are not
keen on skiing or snowboarding. There is something relaxing and refreshing about getting away from the crowds for a few days and enjoying the fresh air, peaceful ambiance, and panoramic beauty of the slopes. If your kids have had enough of the slopes, just direct them to outdoor heated pools and hot tubs while you enjoy a soothing massage in one of the ski resort’s spas. Make sure your kids have warm and waterproof clothing, ski helmets, goggles, gloves, and proper shoes. Good protection for kids and adults is a must when going on ski trips. You can always hire skis, as long as you book them in advance.
Dropping the bait in the water
A fishing-themed vacation for the family is enlightening, fun, and exciting, and the time spent away from the usual city distractions will strengthen your family bonds. Fishing is one activity that requires patience,
so it is a fun way to teach children to be patient for good things to happen in life! Choose a destination such as the Black Hills, South Dakota that offers trout-filled streams and mesmerizing rugged landscape. While you can fish in the lakes from the shore, you can also hire a small boat. While you are there, don’t forget to take your kids to see Mount Rushmore. Another great destination for fishing with kids is the Florida Everglades. As you head deep into the Everglades, you will be able to bait freshwater and saltwater fish from the same spot. Besides fishing, the entire family can enjoy airboat tours, cycling trails, and kayaking. Adventure activities allow you and your kids to explore, dream, and discover, fostering reflectiveness, building confidence, feeding dreams, and igniting the spark of wanderlust.