Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:58
Written by Kristen Kuchar
Adventure travel is something everyone should experience. Regardless if it’s a white-water rafting trip and African safari or simply stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. During one of our two June 25 Monday Night Twitter Parties, we talked all about outdoor and adventure travel. Our tweeters gave us great tips for packing for emergencies and shared the most adventurous trips they have taken and dream of taking.What does your family like to do outdoors on trips?
@familytravel4um: We hike, ski or go for noise: ATVs, jetskis, snowmobiles.
?@takingthekids: We love to explore exotic climes.
@CindyRichards: We're all about the water--pools, lakes, oceans, boats. Glad the kids are past stage when I'm their buoy.
@judy511: Bike, hike, kayak, ski.Where was the most adventurous trip you have taken?
@dfalln1: Just this past weekend, I went bow hunting.
@KristenSkiMom: Prob Ile de Re, France. Sailing, French food, beaches.
@momvacations: We trekked to K2 basecamp BC, great!
@allierose: Lebanon for 2 weeks. Visited ruins, learned about crusades.
@nikki2kids: We went camping at a campground with bears a few times. That was scary for me!What are your trips for enjoying the outdoors on vacation?
@KIDzOUTApp: You cannot pack too many snacks! Or too many camera batteries.
@thienkim: Wear lots of sunscreen, a hat, and lots of water!
@julybug17: Stay close to your kids.
@DebMomOf3: Don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray (if needed)! Dress in layers - can still be cool in evenings, even in summertimeHow do you plan for emergencies when you travel?
@judy511: Extra corkscrew.
@trekaroo: Always have current photos of the kids on hand in case they get lost.
@LuxuryTravelMom: Copies of insurance cards and passports.
@GeekDad248: We have medical and financial powers of Attu prepared and ICE names in our cell phone contact lists.
@CraysMom: Have a meeting place and make sure everyone has emergency numbers.What is your dream adventure trip this summer?
@familytravel4um: Hope to do hut to hut hiking on AMC trails.
@kimorlando: My ultimate adventure is yoga in India and Bali for a month.
@TamaraBenningto: Only in my dreams it would be travel Europe to see everything I have ever read about.
@DebMomOf3: Driving 14 hrs from MI to NC w/ 3 kids by myself! Not sure how am going to survive that one.
@LuxuryTravelMom: Am going to learn to surf.Have you ever wished you had travel insurance on a trip? What happened?
@momvacations: Had to change flights for family funeral, so expensive!!
@andreama13: Both of my kids got the flu the day before our family vacation to Disneyworld. It was miserable.
@TamaraBenningto: When I finally travel afar I will for sure have insurance because you never know.
@GeekDad248: Hurricane wiped out ports but cruise wasn't cancelled so I went stir crazy on boat for week.
@trekaroo: Went to UK in DEC for grandma's funeral "Big snow storm" (4" ). Stuck at airport 3.5 days. No insurance.