There are two types of events to which one can “bring the family” — just time killing and enjoyable time killing. Exploring the great outdoors with outdoors retail giant REI definitely falls into the latter category, thanks to the chain’s affordable classes in activities ranging from kayaking to cycling. In this edition of “Bring the Family,” Globe reporter James Burnett brushes up on kayaking with family in tow for the start of the Burnetts’ REI adventures.
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