Adventure Tykes - Little Feet, Big Adventures

Helping to inspire and motivate parents to get outside with their tykes. Avid runner, hiker, amateur chef, wine lover and goof.

Melissa is a winner of Top 25 Outdoorsy Moms - 2013

What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

We hike a lot! It costs very little to hit a nearby trail for fresh air and fun. Put on some comfortable shoes, grab a water bottle and hit the trail. Hiking doesn't have to be strenuous or for a long length of time.

What tips do you have for spending time outdoors when its cold?

It's all about the clothing you wear. If you are properly dressed then being out in the cold isn't an issue. Layering and not wearing cotton are very important. Cotton will hold perspiration against your skin making you cold. Wear merino wool or synthetic clothing that keeps moisture off your skin. Wear multiple layers. You can always remove a layer if you get too hot.

What's a great vacation destination for families that want to spend time outside?

Any National Park. National Parks are suited for family fun. They have well maintained trails, ranger programs, maintained facilities (restrooms, visitor center) and rangers who monitor the park that can provide directions and information when needed.