Hiking with Kids: Useful Tips to Make it More Fun

Father and children walking and hiking in nature by Laubenstein Ronald, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hiking is an outdoor activity that is best enjoyed when you are with your friends. But if all your nature-loving peers are currently busy with other things, you can always take your kids on your upcoming trip.

Crossing mountains and traversing the woods may seem like a difficult task for the young ones, but in fact, it can be easy for them. In addition, kids have an innate sense of curiosity with their surroundings, which means that they will really enjoy the trip rather than get bored with it. Here are some useful guidelines that you can follow when taking your kids on a hiking adventure.
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Getting back to nature: family fun in the Great Smoky Mountains

There is a reason why the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the nation’s most-visited park. The scenery alone is enough to attract visitors. Add in all the enjoyable activities and you have a winning combination for more than one family vacation. Here are a few of the fun things to do there.


Everyone remembers the first fish they catch. The Great Smoky Mountains offer over 700 miles of streams and rivers for your family to fish. Rules and regulations vary by stream or section of river. Some outfitters offer guided trips, fly-fishing classes, and more.

Hiking and discovery


The park contains a variety of trails for people of all abilities and ages, from easy and paved to steep mountain climbs. During hikes you might see a variety of historical log buildings and structures that have been preserved for the enjoyment of visitors.
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Our Christmas Tree in Focus

This year will my first Christmas in Japan and my first Christmas together with my husband. Surely, this will be a memorable one. We put up the Christmas tree before mother-in-law left for US. It was the same Christmas tree my husband had last year but still looking good at 6-ft tall.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tenerife for the Solo Traveller

Tenerife is one of the top sun, and fun destinations worldwide. The great year round weather, coupled with picturesque beaches make it an easy choice for a holiday. It’s also a great place for a solo traveler to visit with plenty to keep you busy. There are so many things to do and see, you won’t want to spend time debating with others on what to visit. Here are a few of the things a solo traveler can experience in Tenerife.

Los Gigantes Sunset. Tenerife. by Thomas Tolkien licensed under CC BY 2.0


This small town is just one of the many reasons to visit the island based off of Spain, and may just make flights to Tenerife worth your while. In 1706, the Montana Negra erupted, sending two rivers of lava flowing towards Garachico. Fast forward to today, and the solidified lava that filled it’s coastline has been filled with seawater. This has created a world of unusual rock pools that people can swim in, sometimes with small tropical fish as companions. It’s a unique swimming destination to say the least. Read more…

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Ada Wilkinson of adaphobic.com

My name is Ada, an old-fashioned, curly, jumper, wanderlust, who enjoys budget and DIY traveling.

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