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Brittany Baron

Great gift ideas for outdoor families
Camping and Hiking Tips, International Travel Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

27 Actually Useful Gift Ideas for Family Travelers

Do you have an outdoors-loving or jet-setting family member who doesn’t return texts when you ask for ideas for an upcoming birthday or the holidays? We know all about that daughter, or brother, or grandson… because we are guilty as charged. Geeze, Mom, stop texting! It’s hard to think of gift ideas when we’re building fires, climbing trees, or planning our next global adventure! If you or a family member need holiday gift ideas for travelers of all kinds, read along.

We are first and foremost advocates of giving experiences over material gifts. From concert tickets to passes to National Parks, experiences always make the best gifts. But even minimalist families need a few things to support their adventures. These great gift ideas for travelers are our favorite items and items on our wish list this holiday season. We also posted to several adventure travel message boards to see what other families just can’t live without. Below are the top results of our survey combined with our favorite items!

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International Travel Tips, Travel Tips

Essential Prep Guide for Baby’s First Flight

The first flight with your baby can make even the most seasoned traveler more than a little anxious. We have pulled together our best tips from short and long haul flights around the U.S. and across the world into this detailed guide for traveling with a baby. From the must-pack items, on-flight entertainment hacks, and all the gear you should leave at home, we have you covered! 

We weren’t always such confident pros! But after three kids and dozens of flights we have come a long way! Our third baby even had his first international trip planned while he was still cooking on the inside.

Alright, let’s get to the big questions and then break down gear specific recommendations once we have you convinced that you CAN do this! 

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Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

Motion Sickness Remedies for Kids

Motion sickness or car sickness in young kids is unfortunately as common as it is gross! With one easily motion sick parent and two very easily motion sick kids, we have tested ALL the theories and remedies on the internet over many years and across many more trips. We have pulled together our top tips on how to prevent and manage motion sickness while traveling with your small children. Don’t let motion sick prone kids keep you from traveling more often with the kids.

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Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, Travel Tips

Toddler car camping essentials

There’s something magical about sleeping under the stars as a child. The unbounded imagination of a toddler runs wild while thinking about the galaxy. Engaging in pretend play with a pile of sticks or scavenger hunting for leaves or animal tracks is hard to top. This is of course except when considering the pure joy of smashing around inside a tent, hiding from mom and dad only to pop out the back entrance. The thought of arranging such an adventure may seem a bit overwhelming, but to ease your anxiety, we’ve come up with an essential guide for car camping with toddlers.

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