When our kids were 6 and 4 years old, they hiked up to the Lost City in Colombia. Our kids hiked to the Lost City all on their own without being carried (aside from the odd moments where we carried them over rocks or down a steep section). The other hikers at the camps were always in shock to see our two little hikers show up at the end of the day. And the other guides on the trail were so impressed they always ran over to congratulate our two incredible hikers.
Hiking has long been a passion for us and one we knew wouldn’t go away when we had kids. Especially when we travel, we find hiking to be one of the best ways to get away from the crowds and experience the region in a completely different way.
Getting out on a stand up paddle board or kayak with kids is an incredibly fun way to get out on the water and enjoy your surroundings in a completely different way!
I loved hiking as a kid! Hiking with my family was filled with endless adventures and discoveries, great laughs and lots of singing. It was these early experiences that built the foundation for the love of nature I have today. Now that my children are old enough to go on little hikes of their own, I want to create equally amazing memories for them.
Being active outdoors is extremely important to both my husband and I. Having kids can certainly make that more challenging at times. What we are especially passionate about is active travel, but before we can do more of that with our kids we need to ensure they are up for it. We want to encourage our kids to be active outside without pushing it too much. We want it to be something they enjoy and want to do.