Over in the southwestern Pacific in the Oceania region, Papua New Guinea is one of those underrated destinations off a family’s radar for a vacation destination. However, families seeking cultural experiences and incredible beaches should be more acquainted with this island country.
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.
In most of Southern California, a white Christmas may be the stuff of movies and the memories of people who grew up elsewhere. However, many call Lake Arrowhead the “Alps of Southern California” and it’s the ideal place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the holiday season the way you’d imagine it should be enjoyed.
There are those in a family that like their vacations relaxing. A mojito on a white-sand beach, the dull thud of cyan waves gently unfolding on the shore. There are also those that like to see the Earth rushing at them, as they plunge out of a plane, parachute on their back or careen at 50 mph from tree to tree, off 100-foot platforms. We found options to make everyone happy.
Ireland may be a small island, but it packs quite a punch for travelers. With bustling and historic cities, wide-open countryside and rugged beaches, Ireland is a great locale for families of all ages. For those traveling with the kids this summer, explore Southwest Ireland like a pro with this must-hit list.