9. Hiking and Backpacking with Little Kids

In today's episode we talk with Stephanie the Backpacking Mom about how to start hiking with little kids when you don't know where to start, even if you're not an "outdoorsy" person. We also dive into the world of backcountry camping and how it might be more doable than you think. Stephanie is a mom to 3 kiddos, an avid backpacker, and passionate about helping other families get outside with their kids. She started backpacking with her kids when they were babies, and since then she has traveled and hiked far and wide with them. Find Stephanie: Instagram: @thebackpackingmom Links: All Trails (Affiliate Link): KidCo Sleeping Pod (Affiliate Link): Life Straw water filter In this episode we discuss: how to get started with hiking with little kids what equipment you need for hiking how to find kid-friendly trails overcoming the obstacle of packing up and getting all the kids dressed just to get out the door - the mindset that Stephanie always has when it feels like too much work getting kids to actually enjoy the hike what backpacking is vs car camping best gear for backpacking with babies & toddlers an epic story from one of Stephanie’s backpacking trips 📍 FIND ME AT: Blog: http://www.emilymkrause.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amomexplores/ Get Your Family Travel Planner or check out my ebook How to Become a Travel Blogger & Get Paid

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Travel with Kids is a podcast that makes travel easier and more attainable for the average parent. Hosted by Emily Krause, the creator of A Mom Explores blog, you'll find tips and tricks for family travel, deep dives into planning trips to specific destinations, and a few funny stories about the chaos that comes with parenting on-the-go.