While many families love to travel in the spring and summertime, there are seasons of life where traveling far is not the most practical. Instead of thinking all hopes of having fun as a family are lost, be encouraged! There are many ways that you can have just as much fun as a family without traveling far!
Plan a day trip of learning.
Is there a fun place you could easily visit that is within driving distance? Maybe it is a zoo or waterpark. Pack up your lunches and hit the road in the morning. Day trips are the perfect getaway because you get a scenery change but do not have to worry about lodging. Wear something you feel good in, like prAna (I’m a huge fan) and head out for a great day. Talk to your kids about WHY you wear the clothing that you wear. Take prAna for example: they offer organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade items. It makes you feel good in what you are wearing.
Dress for success.
At prAna, they believe that actions speak louder than words. They create their outfits based on experiences, knowing that we are going to be busy and need clothing that can stand up to our lives. Our family is always busy- we travel, we run errands, we play in the back yard. We like clothing that lets us live that life without having to worry if it will hold up. I like the prAna Lukas Standard because it’s organic cotton, so you really stay cool. I like the wide selection, too.
Be a tourist in your own city.
Many people do not realize all of the fun that is to be had right within your own town! Even in the small town I grew up in the northeast , I realize now many fun opportunities. What historical monuments could you visit? Try new restaurants and be tourists for the day! We love to visit farms, too. We have a cotton farm not far from our house & the kids love to see how the cotton grows. That’s another reason we like prAna – the Fair Trade Certification supports better working conditions for the cotton farmers and factory workers who made it). You can read more about that here. Plus, prAna designs clothing works for any lifestyle or adventure. You can wear their gear to work & then head right to the park or farm to meet up with your family… without needing to change.
Have a park hop.
A lot of towns have some incredible parks and often they have splash pads as well, which are perfect for families. Make a list of local parks and have it be your “bucket park list”. You can go to a couple in one day or spread them out over the course of the summer.
Celebrate your own backyard.
Sometimes the most fun can be had right in your own backyard. Kids really do love the simple moments of fun. Break out the mini pool, water balloons, and chalk and have your own day of fun. Picnics in the backyard are always the best! You can wear whatever you want in your own yard: I like the prAna table rock chino shorts – 98% organic cotton, so it moves comfortable & supports sustainability.
I love that prAna gives back prAna gives back, too. Not only do they give back to the world, but they are even helping us out today with a discount code! Take 15% off on prAna with the discount code MSS17YM. Hurry this discount is only good until 7/13/17!