These families really know what it means to get out into nature and we know you’ll be inspired by them to plan your next adventure
Want to try kayaking, hiking, or mountain biking as a family? Or are you up for bigger thrills in faraway places? It’s time to get your outdoor adventure on and get out into nature. Whether it’s in your own backyard or Bali, follow in the footsteps of these families and their kids’ adventures in the wilderness, and get ready to be inspired! We hope that the diversity of these families helps all kids to really see themselves getting out and making outdoor spaces their own.
National Park Capable
Amanda is a mom with Cerebral Palsy and an avid hiker. She explores National Parks and advocates for more accessibility. She also gives tips for those with mobility issues and moms of toddlers.
Local Passport Family
Headed up by mom Preethi, this family of eight—yes 8!—has been to 43 countries and all but one of the national parks. Their Instagram is full of iconic mountaintop shots of their family adventures, tips on hiking and road trips, and advocacy for AAPI representation.
Colin and Meg
Colin and Meg are a lesser-known, beautiful Instagram couple with two kids. This family does outdoor adventure in a more relaxed style with a focus on culture and people. They love beaches and all things water—out on the ocean, in a kayak, snorkeling, and swimming.
The Mom Trotter
Taking the family on the road, mom Kay and dad (@thedadtrotter) homeschool their nine-year-old son nicknamed A while living in an RV. These parents take a gentle parenting approach that we absolutely love. This couple founded @blackkidsdotravel and their posts also dip into budget travel and financial literacy.
The Traveling Twin Mama
Marquita has twin toddler boys and, yes, she has traveled solo with them before! Her account is about trying new things with her family from hikes to helicopter rides and long-haul flights.
This collaborative Instagram account showcases mamas who love adventure travel and supports their mental wellness on their trips. Aside from the usual travel content, this Instagram also showcases resources and workshops for mothers.
Down with Adventure
Melody and her family hike the rugged UT wild and they are big national parks fans. They are also advocates for trisomy 21 because seven-year-old daughter Ruby has Down Syndrome. She comes along on the adventure alongside her two older brothers.
We Chose Adventures
Jessica and her three “wilds” (as she calls her kids) love to hike and camp. Their outdoor family adventures have them roadtripping and “wildschooling” across the US.
Pato and Lola
Pat and Lola are another van-life family with two toddlers, Marcus and Mila. They travel in a 4×4 sprinter van from Cancún to Alaska. What may be the best part is their content is in Spanish!
The Bucket List Family
Maybe the most well-known adventure travel family, this family of five set out to be nomads after dad Garrett sold his iPhone app to Snapchat. Like their namesake, they have been checking things off their bucket list ever since.
Real World Mami
Rocio describes herself as a mami to two boys, based in California. She focuses on her Peruvian culture, outdoor California travel tips, and their family’s adventures.
Day Trips LA
Dad Ralph takes his two kids to on day trips out West, escaping their Los Angeles home. No matter the weather this family is out hiking, skiing, and exploring.
2 Travel Dads
Calling themselves the original LGBT Family Blog, these two dads like to explore with their two kids on paddleboards, hikes, and road trips. Chris and Rob live in North Florida and they do a lot of outdoor excursions in the area as well.
No Back Home
Mom Karilyn and son Cian make the most adorable travel duo and you’ll love following them on their national park adventures and all across the world. Looking for info on how to expand your travel adventures by homeschooling your kids? This account is for you!