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Bring the Kids: Adventures for the Whole Family

For a parent who is an adventurer at heart, planning vacations can be tricky. Perhaps in your DINK (double income, no kids) days, you and your loved to go on daring adventures. But now with little ones in tow, how do you satisfy your appetite for adrenaline-pumping activities?

Backpacking across Europe, for example, is out the window. Daredevil adventures like base jumping and jet skiing are pretty questionable.

The good news is there are a lot of adventures out there for you to experience with your family. Your kids will have an unforgettable experience and your thirst for adventure will be quenched.

Take the family on a ski vacation

There are an incredible number of ski resorts throughout all of America and the world. If you haven’t been skiing, it’s a must for your bucket list. If your little ones are inexperienced, start them on the bunny slopes until they feel comfortable enough to level up to a beginner level slope. Save time for snowmobiling and fat biking!

Go camping in a national park

Every kid should spend the night in a tent under the stars at least once. If your campsite is one of America’s beautiful national parks like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite, even better. If you feel like your children aren’t ready for the tent life, rent an RV instead.

Go on a river rafting adventure

Whether your family prefers an easy float or a rip-roaring rafting ride, you can absolutely get out on the water as a family. Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia makes accommodations for kids as young as six.

Ride a wave at surf school

Kids will have a blast learning how to catch waves and ride them onto the shore. Endless Surf Camp in San Clemente, CA offers seven-day camps available for children 10 and up. Newcomers and seasoned surfers alike can up their skills at surf school.

Kids will love learning how to catch the waves and ride them onto the beach at the five-night Endless Surf Camp in San Clemente, CA. There are even day camps available to kids ages 10 and up that are good for both surfing newbies and those who want to up their skills. Check out the options at lively beach locales like Huntington Beach, Hawaii or Cocoa Beach.

Go on a Caribbean cruise

Everyone loves cruises, especially kids! Cruise ships offer so many activities to do on board and at port stops. The newly introduced Carnival Vista boasts mini golf, a ropes course, and numerous waterslides. Another great option is the Disney Wonder, which features the Oceaneer Club for kids.

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