My Wish List … 5 Travel Options With Kids and 5 Without
The truth is that as a fairly new parent it is hard to imagine being able or even wanting to travel without my little one (and hopefully little ones in the future), but I know I will get over that as the years and the kids increase. This is a short list, I could go on for days about the places I would love to go, actually I could go on for a life time but alas here is a short and somewhat attainable list. I also know that there are so so soooo many places that would be amazing as a couple or a family, like New Zealand, Japan, Australia, the Bahamas, I really could just go on and on. But I won’t. This list also omits all the amazing places near by us in BC, although I do plan to tackle those amazing destinations as we go! This is more of a you would probably need to fly there list.
With the wee ones:
It is somewhere I have always wanted to go, and I think it would be awesome to share the different cultures and impressive history with kids, although I guess it would be older kids or teens that it would b ideal for if we were to shell out the $ for a trip like that.
Also I realize Europe is rather broad but this is why I have never quite been able to plan a trip there, I get carried away, wanting to see and do everything and THEN my mind goes, but we are so close to Asia, and Africa and we have to go E V E R Y W H E R E. Anyways it’s either a conundrum I will figure out some day or not.
So. Many. Cool. Outdoorsy. Things. And such… I have only ever been through a little corner of Utah but didn’t really spend any time exploring there. It’s a very do-able trip from where we live and I love that the terrain is so diverse. I would probably want to go with kids that could keep up or easily be carried on a hike.
4. All Inclusive in Mexico or Cuba
I have only been to an all inclusive once, on our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. I loved it for a lot of reasons but even so by the end I was wishing that we had a bigger budget so we could do endless excursions – I get a little stir crazy. However since becoming a parent, I bet I would enjoy endless hours laying in the sun with zero planned, life is a different story now. I think this would be the ideal setting to go with a group of family and friends, so we could be and would have some built in babysitters so we could have some kid-free time but also enjoy some new things with kids!
We went to Maui before we had a baby and loved it so very much! While we were there we noticed how many families were on vacation too and think it would be the perfect place to go back to. Beaches, great food, snorkelling, shopping, surfing, sea turtles, paddle boarding, endless fun really!
Without the little ones:
WHAT!? But you just said you couldn’t pick a place to go in Europe? … True, but Greece is for whatever reason holds a special place in my heart. I worked for a Greek family in a Greek restaurant for five years and the way that they spoke of Greece was totally captivating, I can still just hear Mike describing how amazing the tomatoes are there and to be honest I would go just to try them, he made them sound that good. Plus I may have a thing for ‘Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ and that made Greece look all the more amazing.
2. Bora Bora
Huts over the ocean. Endless sea activities. Don’t want to worry about supervising kids while staying in coveted huts over the ocean. Makes sense right?
Much like before, because DISNEYLAND! However my husband doesn’t seem at all interested in going except with/for the kids, so maybe one day I will have to sneak away with some friends for a little California get away.
The Savanna, animals I have only seen pictures of (okay maybe I’ve seen a few in Zoos), breath taking beaches, scuba diving. While in Thailand we met a guy who had been a pilot in Africa and he said if you travel anywhere there, go to Tanzania, it has everything. I would so love to take his advice someday.
5. Las Vegas
I feel like this is just such an affordable place to travel to and it is close enough that something like a 4 day weekend would work. There are endless things to do, see and eat. It would probable also be fun with teenagers but since that feels a LONG time away from now, for the time being I see it as a great little get away with my hubby or some girl friends.
What amazing places have you taken your kids? Or have gotten away from them? Or would take kids if you did have them? Or have been that you thought was a great adventure or romantic getaway? Share below!