Even the boldest travelers sometimes feel like they need to sacrifice their sense of adventure for a more stable family life—and oftentimes for good reason. Anyone who has ever dared to invite a toddler along on a camping trip knows that it can be, simply put, an unpredictable experience.

Nevertheless, one intrepid couple has found a way to continue on their trajectory of travel by welcoming their kids in on the fun. This aspirational duo proves that, just because you decide to expand your family, it doesn’t mean you have to settle on an existence filled with suburban tract homes and picket fences.

Aaron of Makai Creative is somewhat of a Vimeo folk hero these days, his videos detailing his family’s various expeditions have attracted viewers in the tens of thousands. In this particular clip, he weaves together some of the most scenic highlights from his family of five’s road trip through majestic Oregon.

A Family That Explores Together, Grows Together

Adventure with Family: Pacific NorthWest Roadtrip from Makai Creative on Vimeo.

It’s remarkable to think that these lucky little ones, aged 4, 2, and 10 months, have already had the opportunity to sink their tiny toes into some of the most sought after sand in the Pacific Northwest. Instead of twirling around on neighborhood monkey bars, these babes are making spots like the Columbia River Gorge their playground. The journey of passing down those tried and true wilderness skills to the next generation is an unforgettable experience in and of itself. 

Follow along with this family here.



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