My best friend’s family used to celebrate every holiday hiking outdoors together. We started the same tradition with our kids . . . and the grandparents . . . and the aunts, uncles, cousins. There’s something about a leisurely stroll in nature to bring out the conversation and connections. It’s made every holiday and family occasion a little less hectic and a lot more enjoyable.
We hiked on rocks at Emma Wood Beach in Ventura on Christmas Eve finding these peaceful nature sights in cool blues, greens and winter purples.
On a March birthday, we hiked the Dana Point Headlands and witnessed the yellow blooms of spring.
We always come back feeling super-relaxed and in possession of unforgettable memories. These beautiful views would have been missed had we spent the special occasion indoors.
Are you ready to start a new tradition?