So you want to get everyone away for a week or so? Grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles? If you’ve ever attempted to plan a big family getaway before, you likely know there are many aspects of travel you can find to squabble about, from the best hotels to stay in, the best neighborhood in a destination to stay in, the cost of the activities you’re planning and everything in between.
By Hainan Airlines
When kids are young they need all sorts of entertainment on vacation — that’s where the large cruise ships come in. These massive cities on the sea keep one-upping themselves with waterslides, wave riders, ropes courses, game rooms, rock climbing walls and family-friendly shows from huge, open amphitheaters. But as kids turn to teens and teens to adults these distractions and diversions can actually take away from what you really want: quality time together. And this is where a cruise on a small sailing ship can be the perfect choice for a vacation.
Anyone with young children or who is a Disney fan knows of at least four films about dogsledding. There are other movies featuring the animals, but movies like Iron Will and Snow Dogs are memorable enough and recent enough to sit close to the surface.
He doesn’t travel with us. Only a visit to Vail, Colorado, could entice the college boy to do it. The trick was finding activities to keep him, age 20, and his brothers, 7 and 9, all happy and satisfied. Or at least not whining.