For many families, summer is the time to hit the open road and see the country. However, there is a lot of pressure for parents to take their children everywhere, see everything and keep a tight schedule, according to “Family Adventure Mom,” Deborah Geigis Berry.

“The one thing many of us do wrong is over plan – I used to be guilty of that as well,” Berry says. “I remember once I tried to take my family hiking, out to eat and whale watching in just four hours. It was crazy.”

Since great summer memories can be among the most important moments for your family, it is crucial to make sure you are ready to enjoy them when they happen.

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