Travel Outside The Box: Adventures with Kids in Tow

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I often rave about my family road trips and travel because it is while on those trips that I get to see a new side to my kids each time: an adventurous, crazy curious, incredibly fearless side that I don’t  get to see on a regular basis.

Ask me if there are any places where I wouldn’t take my children, and aside from a war-ridden destination, there aren’t many places I could name. And that is because once we stepped outside the box – and really we have been stepping out of the box, albeit little by little, for years  – of what people consider “family places”, once our children pushed us to trust them and allow them to be more than just “travelers” but also adventurers, once we decided to take on the world unafraid, well, it seems there’s nowhere we wouldn’t go together.

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Our list is long and our ambition is great. We want the kiddie rides and the kids clubs, as well as the treks through the rainforests and the camping in the woods, to be a part of our traveling experience, and my kids wouldn’t let anyone limit how adventurous they can be simply because of their age.

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In honor of my crazy, fearless kids and all those adventurous families out there, I will teamed up with the best adventure travel team there is, G Adventures on May 8th, 2013, to talk about family travel ideas outside the box with other families. Because when it comes to travel with kids, the sky’s the limit!

UPDATE: The Twitter party (#GFamily) was a great success! We trended for the duration of the Twitter party and had a great group of family travelers come on and join the conversation. I love that so many families are finding courage and inspiration in taking on travel and new adventures with their kids in tow. The world is a beautiful place and there’s nothing like seeing it through children’s eyes. Thank you to all who participated in the chat!

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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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8 Responses to Travel Outside The Box: Adventures with Kids in Tow

  1. Monique says:

    Reading your post made me realize I need to be more of an adventurer traveler with my family! Thanks for sharing!
    My recent post Managing your family’s jet lag

    • caincarol says:

      Thanks Monique, and to be fair, my kids really pushed us to let them go…I was not so willing at first, very protective, but man, those kids can sure surprise us when we give them room!

  2. Ann says:

    I love g adventures, applied to work there when it was gap adventures. Love this post. I love variety in life and in travels, and I believe kids do too.

    • caincarol says:

      Thanks Ann! Yes, I think the variety in travel helps kids grow more accepting and appreciative of the variety in life : )

  3. Shivangi says:

    U make something that a lot of people are terrified of sound so awesome (travelling with kids)!! And that too boys…Kudos to that !!

  4. Gloria says:

    I love this! Most people I know that travel with their children say traveling as a family brings a whole new side out of their children and makes them want to travel more and more with them.

    • caincarol says:

      It's true Gloria. I learn something new about my kids every time we travel with them…especially as they get older : )

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