There’s no doubt about it—raising your kids in a city is a great way ensure that you’re raising cultured, worldly kids. Access to things, such as art, entertainment, history, and a diversity in just about everything from culture to fashion to food is a great advantage, for one. Exposing your kids to real world situations at an early age can help them later on in life. But is all of that immersion in daily city life too much stimulation?
Children are great at reminding us how to notice and appreciate the simple things. How to lighten up, live in the moment, and have fun. Getting outdoors with kids is just as important for us as it is for them.
Pro tip: The photos on these adventure elopements really turn out stellar and tend to be one of the more important aspects because they’re the only ones telling the story. Be sure to give your photographer plenty of time to document it for you. You’ll appreciate the hell out of what they’re able to give you with enough time and they’ll love you for it. Also, bring beer/whiskey. Just trust me on that.
As the rain subsided and we began to hunt, I utilized the front pockets for a dog transmitter in one side and shotgun shells in the other. This doesn’t even scratch the surface of functional pockets once the vest is unzipped making it one to cover many possible outings.
Bring a thick wetsuit with you because the New York winters aren’t anything to mess with. And as long as you can withstand the cold, you’ll find pristine waves with hardly anyone out.