Adventures Around You – A Mini Guide for Parents

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Want to create lifelong memories and have a whole lot of fun with your kids? Adventures Around You: A Plan to Create Unforgettable Family Memories While Exploring Locally is a short guide that provides tips for making the most of your free-time with your kiddos.

Adventures Around You Review - A small guide for parents who want to make the most of the adventure of childhood with their kids

Written by two friends who love exploring the world together with their children, Terri Weeks and Laura Hoevener, this affordable e-book is a quick read for parents seeking to enjoy the adventure of childhood with their kids. The authors give reasons to get out there and explore the world around you with your children, saying that setting off on adventures prepares kids for challenges, expands your (and their) comfort zone, builds confidence, encourages healthy sibling relationships and more.

Authors of Adventures Around You, Terri Weeks and Laura Hoevener, with their children

Authors Terri Weeks and Laura Hoevener with their children (Photo provided by Terri Weeks)

Adventures Around You provides tips for adding more adventures to your family’s life. The authors suggest using a buddy system (with a friend or spouse, for example) and committing to a specific day each week to make your explorations a priority. If an adventure goes awry (due to rain or if the kids just don’t like that museum as much as you had hoped), the book suggests coming prepared with an alternate activity to save the day, like a visit to a tempting restaurant or a romp through a nearby playground.

Adventures Around Cincinnati - a guide for exploring Cincinnati with kidsAdventures Around You is an excerpt of the best-selling book, Adventures Around Cincinnati, which has a five-star rating on The authors made this new, small guide available so that people in any city or state can benefit from the helpful tips and suggestions found in the original book.

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A Note from The Travel Mama: I received a free copy of this e-book for purposes of this review. I did not receive any other form of compensation. All opinions are mine, as always.

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

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