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3 Family Bucket List Trips for 2024

by Eugenia Lazaris

Dec 22, 2023

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The new year is just about here and if you and the family are looking to take a bucket-list trip in 2024, now is the perfect time to start planning. If you are looking for a little inspiration for what’s going to be big in the New Year, read on for our suggestions for a vacation to remember.


Take an African Safari

Year after year, African safaris make the list of bucket-list vacations. You can visit beautiful countries like Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa to see the continent’s Big 5: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos. Or, head some place even more exotic like Rwanda to see gorillas in their natural habitat. Safari tour companies work harder than ever to make safaris family-friendly, accessible and sustainable by offering specialized kids programs to ensure the little ones have a safe, educational and entertaining trip.


Search for the Northern Lights

Sometimes it’s the places we remember from our childhood vacations, but more often than not, it is the unique experiences we have. I remember a childhood trip deep into the desert with my family to view Halley’s Comet as a child, and while I may not remember where we were, it was staying up all night wrapped in blankets to watch the comet through a telescope that stays with me to this day. A Northern Lights experience will leave very much the same type of imprint on your children as your family ventures into the wilds of Alaska, Canada, Iceland or Norway in search of this magical event. With 2024 being the peak of the current aurora cycle, the coming year is the best time to make it happen.


Plan a Good Old-Fashioned Road Trip

Sometimes the biggest trips are the ones in your own backyard, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on international air travel and fancy hotels to have a once-in-a-lifetime family experience. America is blessed with beautiful scenery and incredible, must-see attractions like Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon, just to name a few. A road trip across the United States, or even through select parts of it, can take you to places drawing visitors from across the globe. Not only is a road trip a great way to see as many as possible, but the bonding time spent with the family will also give everyone memories to last forever.


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