Do your vacation plans include a little exploring? My nephew decided to hike the Appalachian trail (which is amazing) while I am certainly not planning to take on anything that extreme, I do want to do something with the family this summer.
What to do with the family
If you are considering different activities for you and your family this summer, make sure you chose activities that will include all your family members and that are kid-friendly, if you have kids.
I fell in love with hiking last summer while we were in Ohio and visited Hocking Hills, so hiking is on the top of my list for this year. The truth is, there are many different outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your family this summer that do not have to involve extreme activities.
We discovered this fun family-friendly activity that is great during the summer a couple of years ago and love it! If you are not familiar with the concept, let me explain what Geocaching is: Geocaching is an engaging outdoor adventure in which participants use a geocaching app to help them locate different containers called geocaches in which you will find different trinkets left behind by other geocachers…Think about it as a treasure hunt!
There are many geocaching zones around the US and the world. For that matter, some are often exclusively national parks while others are not.
Depending on where you live, the adventure can be as close as your backyards and you can find a nearby forest that you can go and explore with the family.
Don’t have the explorer gene?
You can opt for more relaxing and still fun activities like a day at the beach and if you want to take that to the next level, take a summer cruise!
All of these are great options to spend time with your family, but before going on any of these or other family vacation options, make sure you are ready to make the most out of your summer vacation.
Do a little research ahead of time to make sure the destination you have chosen is a good fit for all family members.
Keeping track of all family members is a safety issue and being able to communicate with family members in case you get separated is vital.
In most cases, all you need is your cell phone, but that option might not be available in some areas and zones.
Two-way radios are a great way to stay connected with family or any group members while you are out and about in the wide outdoors. They are also a must-have on any cruise vacation in which cell phones will not work.
When choosing two-way radios, take into consideration what you will be using them for in order to get the best one for you.
Take the Motorola TalkAbout T600H2O two-way radios, which come in an array of colors so they can be easily located. They feature a rugged and fully waterproof design and have a 35-mile communication range, under optimal conditions.
These two-way radios, can float and have a water-activated flashlight that can be very handy in certain situations. The flashlight also features a red LED to preserve night vision.
Why is this a good idea?
The TalkAbout T600H2O two-way radios feature a IP67 waterproof rating which will withstand submersion up to 30 minutes, has an easy-to-retrieve design, a built-in flashlight, can access 22 channels to watch with 121 privacy codes, features NOAA weather channels and alerts, has dual power up to 9 hours with the NiMH battery, which is included, and up to 23 hours with 3 AA batteries. Micro-USB charging is another key feature on these radios.
Ready to explore?
Motorola has kindly offered one lucky Born 2 Impress reader, the chance to win a free TalkAbout T600H2O two-way radio set! MSRP: $119.99.
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I love some of the LTE Handhelds! These are great with keeping track of my son around the neighborhood since he is too young for his own cell. Great test before a cell phone
I would like to try the Si500 Video Speaker Microphone. Our plans are to go to the beach and also hiking. I think the 2-way radios would be very useful to my family.
I would like to give their WAVE PUSH-TO-TALK (PTT) a try at work. Smooth connections among different devices is so important. I think the boss would like it too.
The in car camera could come in handy for parents of teen drivers. We have no plans for the summer.
I would like these TALKABOUT T100 SERIES. I can keep intouch with the kids when they go to the creek or go on a bike ride
I would choose the Talkabout T465. It has so many features that a family would need to stay connected and informed in the great outdoors.
No plans here just stay in and cool. These are so cute.
I would like to try the talk about radio, we could use them on our bike rides to keep in touch.
I want to try the in car camera. We are going to New York this summer on a road trip for our twins 10th birthday!
The Avigilon H4 IR PTZ camera would be great for us, as we live in a very rural area that is very dark at night. I’d also love the 2-way radios to keep in touch with my husband when he disappears somewhere outside. As for Summer plans, my daughter and I are having a getaway this next weekend!
I also like the Talkabout T100 two way radios. These would be so fun to use camping and on road trips.
I really like the Talkabout T400 series. I am an avid outdoor explorer and this would be great to have. My partner and I are usually within shouting distance of one another, because he doesn’t even carry a cell phone. Ever, well anyways, sometimes he likes to walk creek beds looking for artifacts while I prefer to stay on higher and dryer ground. This would definitely come in handy for days like that so we can go our different paths, but still be able to find one another and be able to communicate if something were to happen. Also, I want to add that I love your geocaching with family idea. My local Indiana state park offers handheld gps devices just for this. I think I will have to give it a try with the kids this summer because treasure hunting is awesome.
The Talkabout T 465 would love this for the family have many hours of fun with this. We have a road trip to Wisconsin planned always a good time and much cooler up north than here in Florida
I kind of like their Si500 body worn camera. That might be a neat little gadget. My Summer plans are, unfortunately, recovering from a long, drawn-out illness. Blah.
Any of the Motorola Consumer two way radios would be beneficial to my family. We traveled at the beginning of summer and had some classes scheduled for kids this past month. However, we are all ready for school and normal schedules to come back next month.
I’d like to try the Mototrbo XPR 3000e Series! We are planning a road trip up North from Florida this summer!
We go camping and hiking a lot during the summer. Having the Talkabout T480 radios would be a great way to keep in touch — I always worry able the kids getting lost. Having this would help keep everyone safe.
I’ll just be hanging out at home mostly but visit some family and friends and get to put in my miles at the park. I have enjoyed this summer ok.
I think its cool they do police body cameras. obviously a very important task so they have to be made well, so I have a lot of faith that these Motorola products are good. if they are good enough for cops to use to save their lives!
we are flying by the edge this yr. Surprise weekend getawys.
I would like to try the flexible ear receiver. We would like to go hiking and visit a water park.
I like TALKABOUT T600 H2O SERIES. I like this item because it is waterproof and can use them during vacation if it rains.
i would also love to get the XTS Mission Critical Wireless Adapter (PMLN5792). it would come in handy.
The Talkabout T400 Series would be amazing for my husband and son for all of their outdoor hunting and fishing activities. Since I had foot surgery in June and have not recovered well, our trips are mainly a lot of day or overnight trips that are not too far. We went to Wildwood for a weekend and it was way more than I could walk.
I’d like the police cam. I think it would be fun and useful. I’ll also be able to use it while I’m driving to my fun in the sun destinations.
I also like the XPR 7000e Series.
I don’t have any summer plans.
As the month of August starts to melt away, I want to take my boys on one more hiking trip to a park. Having two-way radios would be a great addition in case we get separated. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get the chance to win it and then use them in the near future! Thank you for having this up for giveaway.
these look awesome!
The wireless push to talk pods would be the perfect addition to our radios when we are busy working. We are planning a camping trip soon as for our summer plans.
Two way radios are great for emergencies, we also use them for a fun outdoor game of hide and seek. The kids love them, they can hide farther.
I love the Talkabout T600 H2O Series which is waterproof and perfect for any consumer use. We plan on camping in a few weeks in NC.
Well, I really like these H20 speakers. But, besides these, I also like the T400 Series. Summer almostst over. I am hoping to get in a few day trips with my family.
I would love to check out the VML750 LTE VEHICLE MODEM. The first Motorola product I ever had was a blue pager back in 1997.
I would love to try any of the two way radios. They seem so much more convenient then using a phone.
My summer plans are to mostly stay close to home and take some day trips to different local trails.
I would like to try the alkabout T265 Sportsman Edition. radio. I have no plans but spending lots of time with my grandkids and in the pool.
I would like to try the car camera
Honestly, the items you are giving away here seem to be the only ones for us “average” citizens….others are to be used by police. Thanks and God Bless!
I would also like to try the Mini-USB Car Charger for when I am on the go. My summer plans include visiting my family in Wisconsin.
I would like the t460 series.
It offers features designed for hunters
It is durable and dependable
I would like the t460 series.
It offers features designed for hunters
It is durable and dependable
It would keep me in touch for safety.
The product I would most like to try is the H4 Video Intercom. My summer plans are lots of weekend day trips to places I want to visit.
The Si500 Video Speaker Microphone. No real plans this summer just relaxing when I got a chance.
I would like to try the Talkabout T600H2O Radio. I don’t have any plans but my wife and daughter went to Korea.
I would love to have the car camera for my car! Summer is almost over but we still have a couple of day trips planned. The kids always look forward to going to the amusement park for the day!
I would like to try the two way radios. When my parents led hikes for the Buckeye Trail Association, they each had a walkie-talkie to assist for picking up people who got too tired to walk any more. As a security officer we use Motorola and Vertex two way radios and grab an extra charged battery if it’s a shift longer than 8 hours My second summer vacation is like the first, helping take care of grandkids in Boston. My daughter’s due date for the newest child is Labor Day. I’ll walk her 6 year old to school and help transition them into a family of four.
The summer is going very good due to the very nice and warm nights. I love to go to Downtown Chicago and take photos in the summer.
I would also like to try the Mini-USB Car Charger
I really like the Talkabout T200 Series and that they come in a three pack is great for my family to use. Great for at the beach or camping which is when we would use it lvoe to keep connected to the kids when were out and about.
I would choose the Talkabout T465. Looks like it would be so useful
Not really doing anything this Summer. Just taking it easy & working in the garden. My son & his friends would love the 2 way radios
No more summer plans my kids are back in school now.
I like the LEX L10 MISSION CRITICAL LTE HANDHELD it looks really cool.
The h4 camera looks like an awesome product! I am trying to plan one more getaway before summer fades with my boyfriend. Were hoping to go to Mackinaw Island!
I like the 1693 – Two-way Radio Wireless BLUETOOTH® PTT Pod. I have no plans for the summer. I am working alot this summer because I am trying to save money for the holidays.
I like any of the security type cameras. This would just make u feel safer.
Our summer plans is to take a last minute vacation to Myrtle Beach,SC.