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6 Savvy Spring Break Suggestions: Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family

By Heidi Drake,Playoutdoors

familyhikingfrontSpring hasn't quite sprung yet in many areas of the globe, but the annual phenomenon known as Spring Break is soon here! If you haven't made reservations yet but know you want to grab the kids and get outside, take heed of the following six places to go and adventuresome things to do with the entire family:

Camp in Arizona. Budget is a big concern for many these days, so if hotels and airfare aren't practical this year, pack up the family, the tent, camping gear and hit the road. The warm, sunny state of Arizona is not only packed with tons of hiking and exploring opportunities, there's a camp site to fit every style and budget, from full-hookup RV sites to family tent camping areas. If beautiful lakes and southwestern adventure appeal to you, take your family and check out the Grand Canyon State.

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Caught in the rain

Have you ever been caught in the rain? I don't mean a light sprinkle of rain...a sunshower. I mean a downpour - cats and dogs type storm. My daughters and I were caught in a storm last spring...and it was marvelous.

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When Childhood Dreams Come True

When I was little, I used to dream about what kind of Mom I would some day like to be. I used to dream about building forts, climbing trees, scrambling up riverbeds and inventing make-believe worlds. I would someday invite my child(ren) to participate in my "worlds," scamper over rocks, balance on logs, and get good and muddy--of course. In the meantime, my younger siblings were all too willing to play roles in the "world of Bronwyn" and to be accomplices in the production of much dirty laundry. (Sorry, Mom.)

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Make a Valentine snow cave

heartsnowcavefrontThis weekend Toronto has been a winter wonderland. Though I live in Canada, we have not been very lucky when it comes to fun winter weather. It was fantastic to have so much snow this weekend and watch people have so much fun skiing, skating, sledding and I even saw quite a few smiling faces shoveling driveways.

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Valentine Picnic ideas

Dress the youngster s warmly; grab the summer picnic blanket, your favorite Valentine picnic treats and head out to have an afternoon of winter fun. It is no snow at Toronto at the moment so I think it safe to say that we will be skating for our outdoor valentine picnic this year in our community ice rink close to our house if the winter will stay in Toronto.

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Camping Trips without the Stress

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Moonlight, a new mobile app, helps keep your trips organized
Going on an outdoor adventure with a tent full of happy kids can sometimes seem like an unreachable goal.
With all the moving parts, like grocery shopping, packing, meal planning and location reservations, camping trips can become a logistical nightmare. That’s why ACTIVE Network, LLC, a leader in innovative technology designed to facilitate active lifestyles created the Moonlight app.
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