Make this summer the best yet with these 10 epic trips for family travelers.
Central Utah boasts one of the largest stretches of true backcountry left in the nation. Escape Adventures’ six-day cycling tour goes through desert scenery and high alpine forests along Utah Highway 12 to Capitol Reef National Park.
Give back during a stay at historic O.T.O. Dude Ranch on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Montana’s first dude ranch offers adventures like hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, archery and more. Guests can also enjoy locally inspired cuisine and cozy cabins. Proceeds from every stay go to preservation efforts at the National Register of Historic Places.
Discover the enchanting Galapagos Islands at Scalesia Galapagos Lodge, explore the Amazon Rainforest at Sacha Lodge and experience the Ecuadorian Andes at Hacienda Piman, all during a 15-day tour. Learn about the local land and different animals, hike near active volcanoes, paddle tannin-rich blackwater creeks and explore the highlands of the Andes.
The Langa and Monferrato regions of Piedmont lay in one of the most important wine areas in Italy and received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014. Tourissimo’s Piedmont Barolo cycling tour takes travelers through the heart of these regions, over hills covered with endless vineyards and past ancient castles.
Fireside Resort offers luxurious tiny house rentals designed by Wheelhaus. The rentals are located a short distance from Grand Teton National Park, making it the perfect basecamp for summer adventures. Spend your trip experiencing the thrill of whitewater rafting, enjoying beautiful scenery and wildlife and hiking the Tetons.
A new five-day trip from Wildland Trekking combines backpacking in North Cascades National Park with a stay at a remote lodge on Washington’s Lake Chelan. Guests can backpack over alpine passes and through the wilderness, as well as enjoy views on a hike through Stehekin Valley.
Book a nine-day voyage through Chile’s Patagonia with Adventure Life and set sail among the beautiful fjords, islands, glaciers, peaks and wildlife. Travelers have the opportunity to visit Puerto Cisnes, San Rafael Bay and Glacier, the Gulf of Penas, the isolated village of Puerto Eden, the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel.
Guests staying at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky, Montana, have the opportunity to enjoy a summer of fun in the surrounding mountains and rivers of Yellowstone National Park. Hike through shaded forests and wildflower-filled meadows, fly fish in clear waters, experience the adrenaline rush of mountain biking or see the park’s natural wonders and wildlife.
AdventureGenie uses next-generation technology to understand what RV travelers want when planning their upcoming adventures. Smart technology can generate custom journeys based on the most sought-after trips, along with detailed guides and recommended campgrounds and activities.
During this three-day whitewater rafting and horseback riding offer from Flying Pig Adventures, families can experience the Yellowstone National Park area like never before. Witness one of nature’s most iconic environments, tackle the rough terrain on horseback and boat through class III rapids.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Northwest Florida is a haven for beachgoers seeking the waters of Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Destin. But this region of Florida also has some extensive history, offering family travelers a great way to introduce young ones to Florida’s Spanish and indigenous past.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.
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If you think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.