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Many of the trips on this site would be great choices for some kids, depending on age and interest, but on this page, we’ve identified the trips that are either specially designed for kids and families, or activities that consistently get great reviews from kids across the board.

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Family-Friendly Trips: The Bucket List


Summer Sledging on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, Kaprun, Austria

Somebody’s grumbling. I can tell by the tone of voice, even before the words become clear. It’s something to do with having worn shorts. After all it’s August and the temperature in the valley below is creeping up into the nineties. Shorts seemed like a good idea when we set ...
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The moon seen through a telescope (©photocoen)

Stargazing through a Telescope at Chile’s Cerro Mamalluca

  The sun was setting on my arrival; it was still too early to see all the planets and stars. Our guide suggested to take a look at the moon. One by one we moved behind the telescope and admired a half-full moon. It felt so close that if I reached ...
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Canyons Chairlift (Canyons Resort)

Climbing Through Golden Aspens in Park City, Utah

As a New Englander, I’m spoiled for foliage. I have always smugly believed in the superiority of our country roads lined in red maples. Then I saw mile after mile of Utah mountainsides painted in bright yellow aspens; it broadened my view. And it gave me an entirely new perspective on ...
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Island Garden is a wetlands at Powell Gardens

Playing at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri

We arrived at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri, on a typically hot and humid Midwestern summer day. I had read that there are 915 acres of gardens here: I imagined this massive rolling landscape would be a perfect spot for playing a game of hide-n-seek. But even though the gardens ...
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Lighthouse at Pot du Phare (Photo credit: Roberta Sotonoff ©2012)

Birding the Quebec Maritimes’ Islands near Rivière-du-Loup

The Quebec Maritimes are a haven for people like me who are into nature. This northern part of Quebec along the St. Lawrence River provides both a serene escape from the city and incredible scenery. Jagged rock formations erupt from the water. Birds soar above and their chattering fill the ...
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Iconic Four Peaks Seen from Saguaro Lake in Arizona

Cruising Saguaro Lake in Mesa, Arizona

We are waiting for our boat’s captain to signal time to board the Desert Belle. I watched from above where we stood on the stone walkway, below baby ducks and their mother was swimming among the pilings supporting the maze of wooden docks. The little ducks rode the waves, which ...
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