Here are five top adventure travel companies that offer terrific family vacations.
G Adventures offers families trips that will excite and educate you and your children. How about a Costa Rica family experience, a land-based, multi-adventure trip to the Galapagos or a China family adventure? This company also offers teenage adventures.
Austin Adventures has written the book on creating successful family trips led by top guides. This adventure travel company offers a variety of family trips that will take your family to fascinating places around the globe. Take the children to Iceland, the land of volcanoes and waterfalls. Why not book a multisport trip that includes sea kayaking in Croatia, or one that includes biking in Austria? You could take the family rafting on the Salt River, biking on old railroad beds and exploring the South Rim during a Grand Canyon adventure.
REI is a popular sports store, with equipment for every activity imaginable. But, the company also has a division offering weekend and longer adventure trips, including several designed for families. Would you like to take your kids on a family-friendly, five-day hiking trip through Brice and Zion Canyons in Utah? How about seas kayaking, cycling and hiking in the San Juan Islands. REI makes it easy for you to take a Scotland Family Adventure, head to the Greek islands on a family trip and even hiking, kayaking and zip-lining in Thailand. With each trip, REI include a list of what’s needed for the various activities.
Intrepid Travel’s niche is creating trips where travelers have more of a chance to travel and stay like the locals. The company offers family vacations around the globe, and suggests it would be even more fun to get a group of families to vacation together. How about a Peru family trek or a family vacation in Morocco. With each trip description, the company includes a useful, “Is this trip right for you?” list of questions to help you decide.
Butterfield & Robinson was voted No. 1 by readers of Travel & Leisure because of the imaginative trips designed to inspire and educate both kids and parents. An exploration of Japan from Tokyo to Hiroshima, or the Sydney family adventure may change your children’s perspective about the world. Hiking with your kids on a Dolomites family adventure gives you time to talk to them away from cell phones and computers.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit now offers a new, 90-minute Mexican Doll Workshop perfect for families. Children are invited to design their own Mexican rag doll using colored ribbons and fabrics. Offering a unique bonding experience for families, the workshop also supports the local community and honors the indigenous women who started the craft.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is a great place to bring your history-loving family. Located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the park is the site of the 1777–1778 winter encampment of the Continental army during the American Revolutionary War. Today, the 3,500-acre park boasts trails, replicas and other historical markers perfect for learning more about Valley Forge’s place in our nation’s history.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, amplifies the family vacation with a new partnership with KidsDreamFactory to provide themed glamping experiences customized for children at the resort.
Many women in the United States don’t think twice about going to the store to purchase feminine products. With many options in brands, sizes, colors and even fragrance, we forget others around the world do not have such a luxury. Cora changes the way women receive products, providing a healthier, more sustainable way that is good for the environment and body.