August is the perfect time to take a family road trip, the summer is winding down and the kids and I are up for an adventure! There are endless possibilities when it comes to the type of road trips the kids and I can take, from a local destination to one across the country.
Here are three great adventures to get your mind wandering and maybe inspire your next trip: Quebec City, Haliburton, and Tofino. Not sure what each has to offer? Read more below!
- Tofino, British Columbia. Looking for something truly picturesque? Head to Canada’s surf capital – Tofino. Get your family on a ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo and drive along the Pacific Rim Highway for a truly breathtaking view of mountains and lakes, along with rainforest. The area is also known for its trees, which grow in spectacular sizes. Some trees are believed to be 1000 years old.
- Haliburton, Ontario. Truly the quintessential summer escape from the big city, you’ll practically feel the stress lifting as you start driving into cottage country. There are several scenic route options, dotted with great ice cream parlours along the way, which all lead to good times ahead. Whether you stay for the day or rent a cottage, you’ll want to make sure you stop at Webers in Orillia, a Canadian burger landmark since 1963.
- Quebec City, Quebec. Whatever direction you’re coming in from, stop in a few francophone villages on your way into the old city to soak up the culture, food, and French! Making your way through the beautiful and lush countryside, you’ll be thrilled to arrive at your final destination: old Quebec City, a city full of history, architecture, cobble stone streets and endless charm.
Before you head out on a great adventure, make sure you’re well prepared, especially when kids are involved – we’re hoping for less “are we there yet?” and more “wow, this is amazing!” You’ll always want to pack things like a GPS system, snacks, sunscreen, and sun protection, first aid supplies, and good music!
To get my family ready for our #GuthrieFamilyAdventure (s) this summer, here are some of the very practical products. we have in our travel toolkit.
My oldest has horrible car sickness, on both short and long trips. We use GRAVOL™ Natural Source™ Ginger Lozenges to curb her motion sickness. Even though she is 12 she still likes the chewable lozenges they are convenient, portable and no water required!
Beckett is a spill master, frozen lemonade, ketchup chocolate and Sharpie markers are top on his hit list. I keep OxiClean™ Foam Pretreat in the car for Beckett’s disasters. I treat the stain right away and wash them when I am able to get to a washing machine.
Andie is our snacker in the car, she wants a wide variety of sugary, salty, cheesy and chocolaty treats. She also is fanatical about brushing her teeth and making sure she does not have cavities. Andie takes her Super Mario ORAJEL™ Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste on all of our road trips.
Jeff and I need to keep up with the kids while we are on our adventures. We both take Vitafusion™ Women’s and Men’s Complete Multivitamins. They are geared towards providing essential nutrients specifically needed by both of use to maintain our health and keep up with the kids.
There are still two weeks officially left of summer, what will your final adventure be? Have fun & be safe!