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Family Travel Ideas for a Guaranteed Good Time

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Most people tend to think that their travel days are over once they become parents, but that’s not the case. There are plenty of adventures that you can have as a family, regardless of how old your children are. But of course, it does become slightly more challenging. You can’t just set off on an adventure like you would do in your child-free days; when you have the kids in tow, you’ll need to think a little more about the type of trips you’re taking. Thankfully, there are a whole host of awesome family trips available to you, as we’ll see below. 

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Theme Park Land

One of the challenges of traveling with very young children is that it’s hard to keep them entertained. As such, visiting a city, even a world-class city, usually isn’t the way to go — save those trips for when they’re old enough to appreciate all the awesome sights you’re visiting. Instead, take a look at taking them to theme park land. Florida offers a whole host of amazing attractions for kids which, most importantly, are arguably just as fun for adults too. Whether it’s the major theme parks or the smaller attractions, everyone will have a whale of a time. 

Into Nature

There’s much to love about visiting urban areas — but the real magic lies in the great outdoors. There’s something truly special about taking a nature vacation with your loved ones. They tend to be a lot more peaceful, adventurous, and all-out fun compared with exploring a big city. Plus, you’ll likely return home more well-rested. There’s no shortage of nature-infused vacations you can take; the best starting point is to take a look at the eco lodges available in your destination of choice, and then take it from there. Whether it’s hiking or simply sitting back and enjoying the views, it’s an adventure that you and your family will remember for many years to come. 

Crossing Oceans

Want to give your children a broadened worldview and a heavy dose of culture? Then consider taking a trip across the ocean. Europe isn’t the cheapest place to visit, but there are ways to make it cheaper, and it’s without question that you’ll have a great time. Some of the major family-friendly European destinations worth visiting include Barcelona, London, Paris, and the mountains of Switzerland. It’ll be a lot to organize, but it’ll be the trip of a lifetime. 

Road Trip Fun

Another option is to pack up your vehicle with some supplies and hit the road. Taking an epic road trip is amazing regardless of who you’re traveling with, and that includes your children — though it’s best to ensure that they’re not quite newborns when you go on your adventure. Take a look at some of the best road trips in the United States, and pick one that you and your family will enjoy. If your car isn’t quite up to standard, you could always consider renting an RV and traveling with your bed on your wheels. 

Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at [email protected].

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