It’s time to book your summer vacation America! Travelling as a family creates a unique experience to bond and create memories of a lifetime. An interesting trend – which promises to be huge this year - is the request for volunteer opportunities. Families are looking for ways in which to give back and make a difference and travel is wonderful way to raise social and global awareness! Our favourite places for this are South Africa, Costa Rica, Galapagos and USA National Parks.
When it comes to cruising, we love Paul Gauguin. They offer the Ambassadors of the Environment Family Program on a number of select sailings. It’s run by Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society and offers youngsters an opportunity to explore coral reefs, snorkel at night and swim with the sharks and rays. And if this doesn’t blow your hair back, opt for Disney Cruise Lines Their Oceaneer Lab offers children a learning experience that blends high-tech and high-touch activities in a workshop and laboratory type setting. Kids get to conduct their own experiments, create interactive stories, and try their hand at culinary arts.
And for land lovers, the top global brands that provide excellent value are :
*Hyatt Hotel & Resorts
*Residence Inn by Marriott
Be safe – and don’t forget to pack a non-toxic sunscreen like Badger, California Baby, or Green Goddess.