In today’s ever-popular age of technology, it can be difficult to drag the family away from their screens and bring them all together for a family outing.
The kids want to play with their devices. Dad wants to work on the computer. Mom is stressed out.
It’s time to get away for a day or more and remember how to experience nature together.
Nature is infinite, and that means there is always something to do outside. Here are a few reasons to gather the family and get out there for a family outing!
Hit the Water
Find a lake or a river or a beach!
Pack up the water toys and grab a few towels because you’re about to get wet.
Find a new fishing spot to teach the kids about the importance of a healthy ecosystem. Build a sandcastle. Search for rocks in the streams and rivers for your next family craft project.
Water is one of the four major elements essential to life. Gather your family around water and rejoice for its presence in your life.
Search for Landmarks
America is literally filled with historical landmarks and special parks recognizing historical figures and natural environments.
Grab a map or browse Google Earth and look for all the places near where you live. Search for other destinations that you can plan a long weekend for in the future. Better yet, just jump in the car and go to see where you end up.
You might even find a few different places along the way. Enjoy being with each other and be thankful for something to share and talk about.
Pack a Picnic
There’s no better way to get outside than to simply pack a picnic lunch for your next family outing. Or breakfast, or dinner, if that’s what suits you. Just get outside.
Plan a favorite family meal and make it ‘to go’ so you can pack it up and take it with you to a local outdoor spot where your family can eat, play and relax.
Check the weather beforehand to play it safe, or don’t and prepare for a potential adventure!
Find a Camping Spot
When you really need a family getaway, the best place to go is camping.
Hook up a trailer and grab a tent and some sleeping bags. Don’t forget the marshmallows for s’mores. It’s the ultimate family outing event.
You can either plan your camping trip or just get on the road until you find the perfect spot. Look for campgrounds off the beaten path for a little more privacy for your family. Or find a community campground where you can let the kids run around and play while you relax.
Plan Your Next Family Outing
There’s nothing better than becoming one with nature and tuning in to your inner self. When you tap into your subconscious you are better equipped to interact more meaningfully with your family. You can literally create happiness that surrounds your adventure.
Camping, hiking, nature trails, gardening… The list goes on when you allow your imagination to lead the way.
Go ahead, find your favorite spot and make room on your schedule to go there, often.
When you’re ready to hit the road and find a quiet spot somewhere in the great outdoors, contact us!