Tips & tricks to make getting outdoors easy
Simon and Els know the importance of making time for mini adventures. Beneath the surface of what sometimes feels like an impossible balancing act, lie endless opportunities for connection, growth, and exploration through intentional adventures both large and small. Even when life feels like it couldn’t get any busier—Simon is the Orvis president, Els volunteers organizing local trail building opportunities while also helping the company with a B-Corp audit, and the two of them raise two active kiddos and four pups—they always find time (rather, make time) for getting outdoors with their 5-year-old daughter, Pippa, and 2-year-old son, Willem.
Simon and Els are the first to admit that often the hardest part of the mini adventure is simply getting out the door. Thankfully they have lots of practice and great ideas for eliminating hurdles and positioning yourself and your family to be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. One thing is for sure: even on the most hectic days, you are always glad you made time for the mini adventure.