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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.

 

Hiking

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.

Geocaching

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.

 

The forest

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.

 

Stay connected.

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

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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