Your life used to be filled with non-stop travel adventures to Italy, Australia and Africa. You’ve slacked off a little, but now, you feel inspired to see more of the world. Except for one thing… you have kids now.
Many people believe that taking their kids or grandkids along with them on a trip just isn’t a viable option, especially if it’s an international trip. Hey… wait a minute! That’s just not true. Parents can still enjoy the luxury of traveling abroad with children, and here are four international experiences you should add to your family travel to-do list.
Explore the Great Outdoors of Eco-Friendly Costa Rica
Great things come in small countries, as anyone who visits Costa Rica will clearly see. When exploring this eco-friendly country, your choices include up-close encounters with sea turtles, exotic birds and sloths; outrageous adventures such as snorkeling, whitewater rafting and zip-lining; and of course, chilling on the beach and hiking through rainforests. And it’s all at a modest price. Your family will appreciate the friendly locals and enjoy a variety of things to do and see, including a fun day of hiking at Arenal Volcano National Park! This Central American nation is perfect for families who enjoy outdoor adventure.
Get Cultured on a Baltic Cruise in Scandinavia
If you’re looking for a walkable city chock full of great museums, colorful parks, boat rides and enticing food – all wrapped up in a gorgeous, fairy tale setting – look no further than Scandinavia’s four capitals: Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The best way to experience them all in one unforgettable family adventure on a Baltic cruise, and Vacation’s travel agents will know which cruise lines really know how to cater to families traveling with children.
Pack Your Bags for an Exotic Experience in Thailand
This southeast Asian country doesn’t stand out as an obvious family-friendly destination. But here’s why it should: elephant rides, endless beaches, friendly monkeys and awe-inspiring ancient temples. Thailand is a magical place kids of all ages can enjoy. And the best part of your unforgettable experience here will be the people. Although children may be unnerved by this exotic destination, the locals try their best to make them feel special like it’s a home away from home.
Experience the Ease of Staying at an All-Inclusive in Mexico or the Caribbean
Escape to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or on an island in the Caribbean. It’s an easy and affordable way to experience the allure of an international destination with several resorts offering a variety of kid-friendly activities to keep your kids preoccupied. Spend your days at the resort, where your family will love giant waterparks and supervised kids’ programs. Or take an excursion into paradise, where you can dive into the Caribbean’s colorful culture or explore Mexico’s magical Mayan history.
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