It is almost Earth Day and it is time to start thinking about ways to get outside with your kids this summer. This week we chat with Celine from Family Can Travel on her tips for hiking with kids. After hiking in Norway, Italy, Japan, and around her home in the Canadian Rockies, Celine has plenty of experience to share!
ON THE PODCAST
00:32 – Talking with Kim and Tamara about Global Entry
02:55 – Precheck vs. Global Entry
09:30 – Credit card perks
11:50 – Talking with Celine
16:30 – Hiking in Kyoto
19:45 – Favorite trails
20:55 – Tips for hiking with your kids
22:06 – Hiking scavenger hunt
23:53 – Animal safety
25:10 – Beginner distances
27:35 – How to choose your hike
29:00 – Hiking apps
32:20 – Hiking gear
42:10 – Final hiking tips
43:30 – Favorite travel gear
45:16 – Upcoming trips
47:18 – Next week’s episode!
ABOUT CELINE BREWER
Celine and Dan Brewer are the owners of Baby Can Travel and Family Can Travel, two sites dedicated to supporting and encouraging other young families to continue to travel. Where Baby Can Travel is focused on helping parents be confident in travelling with babies and toddlers by providing all the tips and tricks, Family Can Travel is where the fun really starts and they share their love for active travel around the world. Follow Celine on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
TIPS FOR HIKING WITH KIDS
- Start with small hikes. You don’t want to start with a long hike and then have your child getting too tired or get scared when you still have a long way to get back.
- If your children are slightly older you can look into sending your partner or yourself ahead a bit to hide little animal toys for them to find. You could even leave a small reward for them in the car for when you get back. Ideas like these with make the hike a bit more fun for your kids and add a little incentive for them to want to go on the hike.
- Be aware of the animals you could encounter in the area you are hiking. For instance if you are in an area with bears make sure to bring bear spray and make noise while you are hiking. For some families making noise on a hike will not be a problem. It your family tends to be more quiet, you can hang things on your backpack that with move around and make noise while you are walking.
- For beginner hikes be sure to look at the elevation of the hikes. You may want to keep your hike on more of a flat trail rather than going up an incline.
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