With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are revolutionizing the way families explore cities and bond with each other. Let’s Roam leads families to exciting sites and hidden gems, helping them discover things they never would have seen otherwise. It’s a guide, it’s a game, it’s an adventure that fits in your pocket. Available in 400-plus cities all over the world, there is sure to be one in your city. Learn something new in a place you have lived your whole life.
Let’s Roam is wildly popular among explorers of all ages. Kids love using the interactive app to solve challenges and compete for the high score, parents love that the hunts are outside and get everyone moving!
Last Summer, Denver Resident Aaron D. was frustrated by how disconnected he felt from his kids. His two boys, ages 10 and 12, weren’t talking to him as much as they used to, and seemed uninterested in spending time with their parents. With the kids out of school for the summer, they were restless and desperate for activities. Aaron purchased Let’s Roam tickets and they went on a Scavenger Hunt the following weekend. It brought the family together; it engaged and excited the kids; it challenged and connected all family members; it got them out of the house; it showed them parts of their city they’d never seen before … it was a unique, successful family bonding experience. “What a great time with my family, I would definitely do another!” Aaron said. And he did. The next month, when they went to visit the grandparents (Aaron’s parents) in Chicago, they went on Let’s Roam’s Magnificent Mile Scavenger Hunt.
For anyone looking for an outdoor family bonding activity that’s exciting, new and different, Let’s Roam checks all the boxes for most families. Every Scavenger Hunt is a one- to two-mile, digitally guided outdoor walking tour that leads you to your city’s most exciting sights. Each stop is jam-packed with fun and surprising facts, making it a playful learning experience. The hunts get the adrenaline pumping and sparks competition — teams/families vie for a spot on the city’s leaderboard, meaning they’re motivated to work together to answer questions, solve riddles and find clues. The photo/video challenges throughout the hunt can get ridiculous, making everyone laugh (you can download these to cherish forever). Families on a budget are jazzed by the price of Let’s Roam’s Scavenger Hunt tickets — compared to other guided tours and entrance fees, it’s incredibly affordable!
Wherever you’re traveling next, make sure a Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt is on your itinerary. Your whole family will thank you.
Learn more and book your adventure at letsroam.com.
By Kimberly Krol
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
By Kimberly Krol
BOTANIUM SMART GROWERS Indoor gardening is a great way to grow your own food, improve air quality and add a touch of natural beauty to your living space. Botanium takes the hassle out of the process thanks to a smart hydroponic system that works without soil and is impossible to overwater, a great feature for those not blessed with green thumbs. You can even leave it alone for weeks while you travel, as it takes care of the plant for you. The growers work with a number of herbs and lettuce, vegetables such as tomatoes and chili peppers, and even orchids. Botanium also sells nutrient pipettes to give your indoor garden a health boost in order to grow more of your chosen produce. From $73. botanium.se
Virtually escape to beloved national parks with Xanterra Travel Collection’s new #RoamFromHome series. The travel hub allows users to check on weekly projects and park showcases by following #OneWeekdiscoveries, filled with all the sights and sounds of America’s national parks.