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Family Travel Bucket List – Where to Go Before the Kids Get Too Old for Family Travel

Let’s face it, in every family, there comes a time when family travel is just no longer as cool as it once was. The kids began asking to stay home or travel with other friends or they want to spend the entire vacation texting all the friends they left back home.

As a lifelong traveler and adventure enthusiast, this is something that worries. So I created this list of things that I would love for my family to see before we kick the proverbial “family travel” bucket. Before the kids are too old and too cool to travel with us.

Some of these are places like cities or states or countries. Some are hotels or resorts. Others are just ideas like a cruise or obstacle course, etc.

Many I have been to before and want to share with my children. Others I have heard about and added to the list.

1. Disney World

2. Disney Cruise

3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

4. Statue of Liberty and NYC

5. Eiffel Tower

6. Pyramids in Egypt

7. Carnival in Brazil

8. Grand Canyon

9. Alaska

10. Hawaii

11. Mexico Riviera Maya

12. Mackinac Island Michigan

13. Hershey Pennsylvania

14. Wyoming Dude Ranch like the Triangle C Dude Ranch

15. Paws Up Resort in Montana

16. Mediterranean Cruise

17. Disneyland Paris or Tokyo Disneyland

18. Boston, Massachusetts

19. San Francisco

20. San Diego, California

21. Hilton Head South Carolina

22. St. Louis, Missouri

23. Savannah, Georgia

24. The Greenbrier in West Virginia

25. Great Wolf Lodge

26. Wisconsin Dells

27. Mall of America

28. Park City, Utah

29. Vail, Colorado

30. Cloister at Sea Island

31. The Coast of Georgia

32. Jamaica Half Moon Bay

33. Naples, Florida

34. Phoenix / Scottsdale Arizona

35. Mall of America

36. Cedar Point Ohio

37. Key West Florida

38. Galveston Island, Texas

39. Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Massachusetts

40. San Juan Islands, Washington

41. Universal Orlando Resort

42. Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont

43. Costa Rica

44. Nickelodeon Cruise

45. Nickelodeon Hotel

46. London, England

47. Nice and Monaco

48. Italy and Greece

49. Washington D.C.

50. Asia

51. Ireland

52. Chattanooga Tennessee and the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

53. Ropes course or obstacle course complete with ziplining

54. RVing across America

55. Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam – I highly recommend a helicopter ride around the canyon and a hike down into the cabin



What is on your Family Travel Bucket List?

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Stacie Haight Connerty, a social media consultant, is the Editor's Pick for Most Influential Southern Blogger from Circle of Mom's one of Cision Media's Top 10 Most Influential Mommy Bloggers and one of the HERoic: 10 Mommy Bloggers Who Rule Social Media.

Stacie is the Travel Expert for Vacation Rentals and Shares and a contributor to iBlog Magazine. Stacie founded Social Media Chicks, a collaborative social media consulting company and Georgia Social Media Moms, a group of 350+ social media/blogging experts in her home state.

An Atlanta resident and lifelong writer, Stacie is the mother of three children (12 & under), leader of two Girl Scout troops, an active PTA member and married to the love of her life. She is always planning the next epic travel adventure for her family.

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