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What It Takes to Plan A Family Vacation

When it’s the moment to plan out your annual family trip, you need to remember: it’s not a one-stop shop.

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The perfect vacation is waiting for you, whether you are vacationing with little ones or big ones, young adults or grandma and grandpa. Life can be chaotic with everyone running around doing his/her own thing, so a family vacation is an important time to slow down and spend quality time together. Doing things as a family is not only good for each member independently, it also works to reconnect the entire family.

And they build great memories that will last a lifetime.

However, actually organizing a family holiday can be challenging.

Finding the exact fun-filled activities to keep everyone engaged is a tedious endeavor.

So what is the secret to a fantastic family holiday?

It is straightforward: make sure there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

The little ones will need familiar foods, babysitters and even special medical requirements, but the older ones will have other concerns.

Though family time is valuable, teens might have their own idea of what makes a perfect vacation: like exploring alone or with friends, sunning by the pool, or taking loads of selfies.

Immersive travel is a way to learn more about the place you are visiting and enables your family to be more than typical tourists. Getting involved with in the local lifestyle and experiencing it first hand, you can actually become part of the place you are visiting, and it will be part of you always. Discovering the stars in the night sky, feeling the splash of a whale, witnessing the hatching of a sea turtle and wandering through the jungle will make you realize there is nothing more priceless in this world than travel.

You can even go further and participate in a hands-on baking demo in a French boulangerie or visit children in a local Masai Mara school, get close to a glacier in Antartica; genuine activities are endless. The entire family can enjoy mastering a few phrases of the local language and partake in the delicacies.

Whether you are in search of a luxurious and tranquil setting or looking to go and uncover far-away places, the choices are never-ending.
Below is just a short list of some of the places to visit:
Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
For an over-the-top fantasy for all ages, visit the Indonesian hotel, Nihi Sumba; called one of the best international hotels.

Here you will find a spa situated under a waterfall, a luxurious wellness center, a private place to surf, horse back riding and an open-air Land Rover Safari.

Cruise the Italian Rivierah
There is nothing like luxury yacht travel where the possibilities are unlimited with shopping, sightseeing, water sports or if leisure is your goal, quiet time.

Begin your travels in Naples, head to the Blu Grotto in Capri, Positano, and conclude them on the volcanic island of Stromboli.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
You may possibly be looking for a good place to go fishing, hiking or horseback riding.

But collapsing into a luxurious bed at the end of the day is still your fantasy, therefore the amazing Ranch at Rock Creek located in Montana is the right place for you and your loved ones. Here you will be staying in the most magnificent cabins and can take advantage of the most current spa treatments.

African Safari
If your aspiration is to get your kids off their cell phones and to re-connect to the natural world, then a safari is for you.

You and your family will be left in awe by the impressive beauty of the wildlife and the great plains of Africa.

Iceland
Iceland is all the rage these days and there are many reasons as to why. It is great if you are traveling from the east coast and want to explore a magical place.

And if you are seeking grand adventure as well as luxury, it is perfect. Not only that, your kids will be able to post pictures of the Northern Lights and amaze all their friends back home.

Patagonia

One other great spot to escape the summer season heat is San Carlos de Bariloche in Patagonia; a wondrous alpine style town set in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Bariloche, as it is known, is just a short 2-hour flight from Buenos Aires.

Costa del Sol, Marbella
If your young one wants to practice his/her tennis skills with an expert and your only desire is to unwind by the beach, then you will want to book your next holiday at the Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella, Spain.
Bermuda
Bermuda has excellent weather all year and is not a long trip from the East Coast.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, dearly referred to by the Bermudians as the “Pink Palace”, is the ideal holiday spot for the entire family. Whatever family trip one selects, it is destined to become the stuff of legend and will provide inspiring stories for many years.

Extraordinary Intimate Holidays

Taking a trip to renew your vows is an amazing way to re-energize any relationship.

It does not matter if you are celebrating five years together in Amsterdam or 25 in Cabo, going away on an anniversary holiday delivers all kinds of love. And for the couple getting near the Ruby wedding anniversary?

While a honeymoon is designed for leisure after the intense months of planning, an anniversary trip may require more planned preparing. The first thing is to make a decision on a location and itinerary that is ideal to your marital landmark.

For instance, canoeing in Santa Barbara wine country may suit a couple celebrating 45 years together, whilst younger couples might want to ski in Colorado, or go on a safari in Botswana.

Everything from daring expeditions to romantic moments, these trips will show you a side of the world, and your partnership, that you have never seen.

And fortunately, there is a list of destinations ready to go.

Principality of Monaco
Experience Monaco Ville, called Le Rocher, where you will be taken back in time to an old town with small, windy medieval lanes. In the evening, visit the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo, where partners can get all dressed up and have some fun wagering.

Amsterdam, Holland
For partners wanting to experience romance, there is no better destination than to stop by Holland’s tulip display. And don’t miss the wondrous 17th -century canal houses in Amsterdam that have remained mostly unmodified since Rembrandt’s time.

Beaver Creek, Colorado
In Beaver Creek, which is a mere 12 miles west of Vail, Colorado, a couple can stay by themselves at the memorable Trappers Cabin nestled away in the Rocky Mountains.
Cabo San Lucas
Experience the glory of whale watching in Cabo when humpbacks start showing up between December and April.

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Republic of Botswana
Travel to the Khwai Private Reserve, located on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, which offers admittance to the famous Okavango Delta.
Algarrobo, Chile
Fly to Chile and stay at San Alfonso del Mar and lounge by the world’s second largest, saltwater, man-made lagoon.

Cruise Over to the Scandinavian and Baltic Countries

Don’t forget the Baltic states when traveling by sea to Scandinavia, as the region offers lovely Old Towns to visit and a rich history that dates back to medieval times and the Hanseatic League. Several of the cities regarded as “most livable” in the world can be found in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

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Everyone will discover something to appreciate in Norway, from its colorful Viking history to the beautiful fjords. Art lovers will want to stop in Helsinki to study the Art Nouveau and Neoclassical works there, while Tallinn’s unique steeples and rooftops will appeal to architecture lovers, and Stockholm’s “Venice of Scandinavia” is fun for the whole family. Of course, anyone sailing through this region must make a point of witnessing the northern lights display.

Between Europe and Asia lies Russia, the most immense nation in the world. No journey to Russia is complete without a visit to the enchanting Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg. Stop by the historic Red Square in Moscow to discover its iconic domes and towers, then be sure to stop by a local café to taste Russian caviar and blini pancakes.

Many Tastes. Many Tours.

There appear to be as many sorts of tours as there are ports of call! You can pick from any type of transportation to get around, walking or biking are just two of the choices.

The purpose of your visit may be more in the direction of wine tasting or sampling new foods. Do you enjoy the company of other people when you travel, or would you prefer to go it alone? Is your preferred vacation one adventure after the other? Or, do you want to explore the cobble-stone alleys and nooks and crannies of your holiday destination city?

Before you pack your bags...

Way before you get on that airplane, you’ll have a lot to think about for your perfect vacation. Let’s begin with the type of tour that most interests you.

There are other decisions you’ll have to make such as whether a group tour is more appealing than vacationing on your own. Whatever your interests or hobby, from art history to ghost hunting to cheese-making to fishing, there is a tour out there for you.

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