4 Helpful Sites for Planning Your Next Family Hiking Trip
A hiking adventure can provide your family with an exciting bonding experience. It will also give everyone in the family memories that will last for years to come. There are as many tips for hiking and things to remember as there are places and ways to go hiking. When you’re planning on putting on your boots, strapping on your backpacks and heading out on your way, it is important you know as much as you can about your destination, including the basics of hiking in your desired area.
Here are 4 helpful sites for planning your next family hiking trip:
Kids Can Travel offers some good information on traveling with children – from babies to teenagers. On their site you’ll find tips and information regarding hiking and walking trips with kids and as a family. Along with hiking and walking destinations around the world, Kids Can Travel also offers a laundry list of tips for hiking with the family; topics like selecting the right trip, plotting your route, travel gear, packing tips and health and safety.
The Wildland Trekking Company is a travel company that sets up guided tours throughout the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Utah, Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Rocky Mountains. This site is great for anyone planning a hiking trip, even if you don’t plan on purchasing a guided tour from the company. You’ll find great descriptions of some of the premiere hiking destinations in the United States, plus a lot of great pictures and videos to keep your imagination churning.
BackRoads is a company offering active tour expeditions around the world. They have locations throughout the world that offer cycling, hiking and anything else in the way of an active travel agenda. Similar to Wildland Trekking, you do not have to purchase anything from this site to get some helpful family hiking tips. Browsing around the BackRoads site will give you an idea of all the different types of hiking adventures that are out there waiting for you. They also have a section of guest reviews, where you can read the adventures of other travelers and get some good ideas.
TripAdvisor is a great site for reviews from real travelers who have been to the places you are going and can offer genuine advice and criticism regarding these places. This is a great resource for researching areas to hike as well as a great place to find companies you’re thinking about going to for your hiking necessities and read their customer reviews. TripAdvisor is known worldwide and there are several (sometimes in the hundreds) reviews on places and companies throughout the world.
Isaac Sanger is a writer for Cascade Healthcare Solutions, an online seller of medical supplies for individuals and medical professionals. Visit Cascadehealthcaresolutions.com to learn more.