Too often we hear the lament, “I need a vacation from my vacation.” And if that’s true at any time of year, it’s certainly true at Spring Break. But given a little planning and an intentional shift in attitude, your vacation can be a break no matter where you go or what you do.
Camping with your baby can be fun and liberating, but it can also be intimidating. This is for good reason; infants are complicated creatures, and sometimes it feels hard enough to meet their needs with a house full of resources, let alone on the road. You may be thinking: Camping is for childless people who can fit all their needs into the car, and are not so desperately sleep deprived. If so, read on; the following tips and encouragement from baby-camping veterans might sway you. They have learned that no one needs or enjoys camping more than frazzled parents and their sensitive offspring.
With school back in session, kids are spending more sedentary time inside, in the classroom and at home on the computer. As much as kids need a good education, they also need movement, play and time outdoors. A fall hike with Mother Nature showing off her brilliant foliage colors might be the perfect remedy. The bugs are gone, the temperatures are cooler, the air is clean and fall is one of the best seasons to be outside.
Autumn is here, the kids are back in school, extracurricular classes are starting up again and families are busy. Camping, hiking and traveling seem like distant memories as we pack the tent away for another year and store the beach gear in the basement. Don’t put your hiking boots away just yet, though. I have three trips for you to do this fall that should be done at least once in your lifetime, if not every year.
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