Prepare for a Physically Demanding Vacation

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  1. Brenda says:

    very good tips!
    I am not a mother, but I have always think that kids will enjoy any trip if you get them interested on what the trip is all about.

  2. Looks like a helpful advice, especially I like wear good shoes.

  3. Chris says:

    Some great planning there!

    Not to mention the general health benefits for everybody just from being more active! 🙂

  4. Karla says:

    As a teacher, if we don’t prepare the kids ahead of time it will be chaotic and a headache but if we do, the kids surprise us by following. Of course nothing is perfect but it helps a lot. Plus other kids help police the others… Makes it a lot easier

  5. So much respect for you and what you do, Natalie! Such an inspiration to any parent and future parents alike!
    Children are naturally curious. It’s great that you make it a point to make sure you entertain yours and not suppress their spirit of inquiry. It’s good to take the necessary precautions too so they would not be too overwhelmed by what lies ahead.
    Really clever idea about keeping the charts and giving them incentives! They’re learning the value of earning money. In this case, they know they’ve ‘walked’ and exerted a substantial amount of effort in getting their money so they won’t be reckless with spending it. Now they have a clue on the value of money in the world.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks for the compliment!! I appreciate you stopping by. My kids have always amazed me! In the classroom I found that students want to learn more and more! My own kids have grown to love travel and adventure and rolling with the punches!! Kids really are amazing.

  6. I always bring my family to the beach. Once my little sister grow a bit older. Ill bring them to the mountain. 🙂

  7. Jessica Ayun says:

    Just the right time! In some days, I will finally have my vacation from my class. I need to get more moving soon.

  8. Joeography says:

    I second, third, and fourth good shoes! It can make and break your trip. Great list!

  9. These are great tips! Yes, good shoes are a must! People have no idea just how important this is and how much difference it can make! I never thought about having the kids practice hiking, that is a good idea. I think its great that kids get involved with nature and actually go out and explore rather than just watching tv and playing video games. If I ever have kids, I will definitely be taking them out as much as I can and explore everywhere

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Good point about getting outside! It is also such a great time to talk and listen to each other! Thanks for your comment.

  10. Lauren says:

    Good shoes are definitely key. You don’t want to get blisters on day 1 of your trip…yikes! I love walking on a daily basis so trips that involve lots of walking are awesome 🙂

    • NatalieTanner says:

      NO doubt! Actually that reminds me of a story. On a very early trip a friend of mine chose shoes that seemed comfortable at the time, but had no support and within days she was using bandaids all over her feet. We ended up in a very small town in France using our limited language skills looking for insoles for her shoes! In the end she bought a very ugly and expensive pair of shoes just so the entire trip wasn’t ruined by her pain. From then on….and geez… that has been almost 20 years!! We have all worn REALLY good shoes and socks!! LOL! It is funny now but not then!! Thanks for stopping by!

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