Fresh Air Kids – What People Are Saying

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Writing a book is an incredible experience, especially when that experience has been a life-long dream. We still smile whenever we touch our book, flip through the pages and see images of my children with hiking boots on in remarkable locations.

Having that said, Fresh Air Kids Switzerland is so much more to us than just a hiking book. For us, it is about connecting families to the natural world. Teaching children, or, the next generation, to care for a world that desperately requires our love and attention. It is about slowing down, returning to our roots, and finding tiny miracles on a network of trails that is vast, gorgeous and accessible. It is about falling in love with the outdoors, awakening our senses and discovering moments that leave us with tears in our eyes and wonder in our souls.

We are grateful for all of the support we have received as we promote our book and as we continue to share our love of nature with families across Switzerland.  Our deep hope is that we have done right by our readers and continue to spark awe and joy through the hikes we share with you. Be well and hike on!

Here is what people are saying about Fresh Air Kids Switzerland…

“Thank you for the amazing book.” – Amanda

Thanks Fresh Air Kids for all the tips and suggestions. We went on our first hike from your book to Reinach on the Skulpturenweg and enjoyed every minute of it. It was so handy to know before hand details like how many kilometers it was and roughly how much time we would need. Already planning our next hike. Thanks again, your book really entices one outdoors and what’s more, its incredibly helpful for inexperienced hikers like ourselves. It’s fabulous. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Rozanne

Discover new places, make new friends, and live the Switzerland dream! Fresh Air Kids is for all ages and our family of teens were very thankful for the tips provided by the Grindelwald First hike. We discovered a suspension bridge, woke up to unbelievable views and enjoyed the cable car ride back down the mountain. This book is a must have for every out door backpack. –Nicole Scoles, Basel West GGG Stadtbibliothek Librarian

“I love the quality of the book and the texture of its pages.”

“Finding our way with a useful resource.” – Julie

For more information on our book, please click here.

 

 

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Trail Life

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Here is a full omission, there is no such thing as a perfect trail family. Nope, it simply doesn’t exist. We spent loads of time outside and on the incredible network of trails in Switzerland, but all of our trips are not nature induced bliss. We struggle, we cringe sometimes at the uphills, we make rookie mistakes like everyone. Our children throw fits, cry and have meltdowns, but they recover and together as a family we push on. We believe pushing through the hard teaching us all valuable life lessons. We hope we are right!

The one aspect of the natural world that is always perfect is the fact that it is ever present. Nature is always there for us to calm our overstimulated minds, to provide exercise is an overly stagnant world and nature provides us with beauty that our eyes have yet to grow tired of.

Despite some difficult times, some of our happiest moments as a family have been spent on trails. We think being candid is paramount when it comes to hiking with children. Being vulnerable is never comfortable, but we want to let families know that to abandon the outdoors because of less than favorable behavior is to neglect a world that imparts endless wonder. Push through the hard times and we promise, you will be rewarded with so many gifts only the natural world can provide.

Guest Post & Give-Away

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Fresh Air Kids Switzerland was recently a guest blogger on Play Basel. Play Basel is a fabulous resource for families of all ages living in Switzerland. From playgrounds, to hikes, to upcoming events, this blog offers families with ideas to keep children of all ages active! Just in time for summer!

To read our latest post and make the most of our day trip recommendation, visit our write-up here!

Thank you for the opportunity Play Basel and if you haven’t yet left a comment for the chance to win one of our free children’s activity books, don’t miss out on the chance. Simply visit the following Instagram account and leave a comment. Participants must reside in Switzerland.

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