What It Takes to Organize A Family Holiday

When it’s the moment to choose your annual family trip, you need to bear in mind: it’s not a one-stop shop. young-couple-1031642__340.jpg As kids grow and change, so do their likes and dislikes. The greatest vacation is waiting for you, whether you are traveling with youngsters or big ones, young adults or grandma and grandpa. Family vacations are key for family members to spend good quality time together, particularly in today’s world where life can get so active.

Doing things collectively is good for each individual, however it also brings families much closer. And they create great memories that will last a life-time.

Family holidays, though, can be a complex and daunting undertaking.

Keeping everyone busy with enough activities is an exhausting process.

So what is the key to a great family holiday?
You need to make certain that all ages are kept occupied and amused. The younger ones might need constant attention, certain foods and doctor visits, while the older ones will need something altogether different.

As pointed out, family time is crucial, but teenagers require independence, adventure, time with peers and to hang out by the pool. Immersive travel is a way to uncover more about the place you are visiting and allows your family to be more than typical tourists. Getting active in the local lifestyle and experiencing it first hand, you can truly become part of the place you are visiting, and it will be part of you forever.

Gazing at the Milky Way at night, touring the jungle, witnessing sea turtles for the first time and feeling the awesome splash of a whale in the wild are all invaluable times that will make you want to make travel a part of your life.

You can even go further and join in a hands-on baking demo in a French boulangerie or pay a visit to children in a local Masai Mara school, get close to a glacier in Antartica; real adventures are endless.

The family can have fun picking up some of the regional lingo and relishing in the regional delicacies.

Whether you are seeking a deluxe and tranquil setting or searching to go uncover far-away places, the choices are endless.

Below are just some of the places to visit:
Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
For an over-the-top fantasy for all ages, visit the Indonesian hotel, Nihi Sumba; named one of the best international hotels. This spectacular place features stunning landscape and exclusive activities such as private surfing, horse back riding, an open air Land Rover Safari, and a spa situated under a waterfall.

Cruise the Italian Riviera
Yacht travel offers you the best of all worlds – here you can shop til you drop, go sightseeing, water skiing or if you choose, take it easy with a good book. Embark on your travels in Naples, head to the Blu Grotto in Capri, Positano, and end them on the volcanic island of Stromboli.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
Maybe you are simply looking for a good day fishing spot, an adventurous hike or a place to go horse-back riding.

But collapsing into a luxurious bed at the end of the day is still your fantasy, therefore the amazing Ranch at Rock Creek located in Montana is the right place for you and your loved ones. This ranch gives you luxurious cabins and the most heavenly spa treatments.

African Safari

A safari trip will make it possible for you to reconnect to nature as well as your kids, who will not be on their phones all day. You and your family will be left in awe by the impressive beauty of the wild animals and the awesome plains of Africa.

Iceland
Iceland is increasingly popular these days and there are many reasons as to why. You will arrive at this striking place in only 5 to 6 hours when leaving from the east coast.

And if you are seeking adventure as well as extravagance, it is ideal. coastal-landscape-356767__340.jpg That’s not all, your kids will wow their buddies back home with shots of the Northern Lights.

Patagonia
San Carlos de Bariloche in Patagonia is the perfect location if you seek to stay clear of the hot summer months and instead be in a tranquil town set in the foothills of the Andes.

Bariloche, as it is known, is just a short 2-hour flight from Buenos Aires.

Costa del Sol, Marbella

Is your child the next Roger Federer? And do you want to lounge in the sun with a margarita? Then Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella is your spot.

Bermuda
One can appreciate Bermuda all year round and it is a fast trip from the East Coast.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, or “The Pink Palace” as it is known as by the locals, is a great place for all ages. Whatever family trip one selects, it is destined to become the stuff of legend and will provide inspiring tales for many years.

Weekend Getaways Not Very Far from Home

After a stressful week, sometimes a quick getaway can replenish your batteries and renew your energy. You might imagine it will be tough to find a location close enough to make it worth it for just a few days. But don’t worry, there are actually lots of spots that could be precisely what you are hoping for in a weekend away.

New York City

Getting to the city that never sleeps from nearly anywhere is easy by car, rail, or airplane.

It has so many interesting inside and outside things to do that weather conditions should not factor into your decision: Central Park and the High Line for lovers of the outdoors, and intriguing museums or entertaining Broadway shows if and when you prefer to be indoors. Both the inspiring iconic landmark known as the Statue of Liberty and historic Ellis Island can be reached by ferry.

San Francisco

The City by the Bay offers temperatures in the 60s most of the year, making it great for walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, riding the famous cable cars and exploring the city's eclectic neighborhoods. cruise-1236642__340.jpg If you love sports, take in a baseball game at AT&T Park and check out its stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.

Washington, D.C.

Not only is America's capital chock full of cost-free attractions, many of them are concentrated on the National Mall, making it easy to see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other highlights in just a matter of days. The weekend brunch scene is really fun here, but be sure to get reservations ahead of time.

New Orleans
You can't see all of the Big Easy's top sights in one weekend, but its diverse offerings make it easy to choose activities based on your interests.

The beautiful City Park has a lot of fun things to do if you want to be outside in the open air, or if you prefer museums, check out the famous and fascinating National WWII Museum. Anyone spending time in New Orleans has to designate some time to wander around the famous French Quarter (preferably in the evening) and save some appetite for the delectable traditional beignets.

Nashville, NC
Part mountain village, part hipster place, this North Carolina locale is a haven for adventure-seekers and beer lovers.

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest boast jaw-dropping panoramas, and the North Carolina part of the Appalachian Trail is a must for die-hard hikers.

A day in the mountain air will make you thirsty, so be sure to check out some of the cool local breweries, which together offer over 100 locally-crafted beers for you to sample.

Chicago

With its eclectic and varied neighborhoods, great food scene, historic architecture, and other fun activities, Chicago is a wonderful weekend getaway. When the temperatures are mild, check out the iconic sculpture nicknamed “The Bean” or take a tour down the Chicago River to study the beautiful architecture. Chicago has a rich culture of famous museums such as the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago; excellent for those frosty Chicago winter days.

Seattle

Seattle is a lively hipster city celebrated for its coffee culture (Starbucks started here) as well as the iconic Space Needle and vibrant Pike Place Market with its great bars and restaurants.

Outdoor adventurers will want to enjoy time on striking Mount St. Helens, an active volcano, or in the lovely Discovery Park.

Bring an umbrella, but don’t let the city’s famous rainy weather deter you; it is generally just a light drizzle or mist.

Exploring the Baltic and Scandinavian Region

A cruise through the Baltic Sea allows you to visit both Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, which have charming Old Towns that date back to a time when medieval merchants traveled the region.

The Scandinavian countries of Finland, Norway, and Sweden have busy modern cities, some of which have been named the world’s “most livable”.

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Norway has something for everyone, from its amazing natural fjords to rich Viking history.

Scandinavia has many other notable sights, of course, including the unique architecture found in Tallinn, Stockholm’s “Venice of Scandinavia”, and the art museums in Helsinki with their Art Nouveau and Neoclassical collections.

Finally, no trip to the region is complete without experiencing the dazzling northern lights. Russia, the biggest nation in the world, is situated at the crossroads between the European and Asian continents. The glorious Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg is a something you cannot skip when visiting Russia. After a tour of Moscow’s iconic Red Square, stop for a snack and sample Russia’s legendary caviar and blini pancakes.

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