Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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The Wildman Ranch showed up at the Chicago Travel & Adventure show to the delight of these young kids. This photo proves children love outdoor adventure. All they need are parents to show them the way. Often times, parents take family vacations to the Wisconsin Dells and Disneyland and these are musts and a rite of passage for every child to look back upon. However, don’t forget about outdoor adventure vacations. Introduce your children early and often to the outdoors.

Wildman Ranch at Chicago Travel

This photo of the Wildman Ranch at the Chicago Travel & Adventure show proves kids love adventure

The benefits for this are many. They are healthy activities for both the body and the mind. Outdoor adventure travel activities foster exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Hiking, canoeing, and skiing all get the heartbeat up and stretch the muscles. They also get children off the computer, Facebook, and video games, which is a must at times in this era of internet and TV reliance.


I received a complimentary tours at Wildman Ranch and a complimentary ticket to the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show. This fact does not impact this post. The opinions, views, and photos are my own.

For more information, check out the Wildman Ranch website.

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