The first days of 2019 are great for planning the new travel destinations where you’ll go with your family over the next 12 months. Yes! 2019 can be a great moment to introduce your family to the wonders of travel and the world offers zillions of amazing places to explore with your kids.
Family holidays help us create cherishable memories while we destress and focus on bonding, we can discover new cultures and inspire the little ones to enjoy a lifetime of travel. For unusual and inspiring travel ideas, just go on reading!
Even though Oman has been on the radar of travelers for quite a few years now, many travelers still don’t know that it is one of the best family-friendly countries. Muscat, the capital city, may not be super attractive for your little ones but it is ideal as a base for exploring out the rest of the country.
You can’t miss the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and its beautiful gardens. You’ll appreciate the richly decorated interiors and your kids will love the colorful mosaics! Another great experience for all members of the family is going shopping at Muttrah Souk. Kids will love the excitement and atmosphere of the market and they’ll have the chance to learn about frankincense and myrrh! From shawls, to wooden chests and handicrafts, you’ll probably find a nice souvenir to take back home!
For adventurous families, a boat tour to admire the city from the water can be an exciting plan! You can spot dolphins, go island snorkeling or simply watching the sunset!
Although cruises are usually the most familiar way to explore Alaska, if you set base in Anchorage you can easily rent a car to drive south on the Seward Highway. Don’t forget to invest in a comprehensive car rental insurance policy before hitting the road! Alaska is packed with multiple attractions for families thanks to its spectacular scenery, wonderful native fauna and the different possibilities to have an adventure that it offers.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is the place to see native wildlife such as brown bears, bison or reindeer. A cruise around Kenai Fjords National Park or a kayaking excursion are definitely must-dos in the summer months! You can also visit Alaska SeaLife Center for an up-close encounter with puffins and sea-otters.
Jordan is a small country overflowing with adventurous opportunities. Locals are polite and warmth and you’ll feel comfortable around them. It’s definitely a nice place to go with tweens and teens. Riding a camel to the historic archaeological city of Petra, hidden among sandstone cliffs is an experience of a lifetime!
You’ll probably enjoy too taking a ride through the desert of Wadi Rum and sleep in a Bedouin camp. There’s probably no better way to experience what’s living in the desert like. I you stay in a hotel by the Dead Sea, don’t miss the opportunity of floating in the salty waters!
Are you a sports fan? Head to Aqaba, on the Red Sea! Snorkelling, great scuba diving and windsurfing are waiting for you!
This Greek island seems more of a romantic getaway for newlyweds than a desired family holiday destination. In the end, what can be more romantic than deep turquoise waters, large extensions of olive grooves and layers and layers of history that can be found everywhere?
However, Corfu offers family travelers the best combination of romance and energy-burning activities for kids! The island’s beautiful scenery invites adults to relax while children hike in the mountains, go horse riding in the countryside, ride their bikes through olive grooves , sail on a glass-bottomed boat or snorkel in crystal-clear waters!
Besides, you can indulge in the delicious local and Greek dishes!
Although usually associated with the ancient Incas and the famous Machu Picchu ruins, Peru, in South America, is an incredible destination to visit with kids too. Peruvians are warm, extroverted and ultra polite. They love children and will give you an extra hand or great tip if you need one.
Visiting Peru is like spending your days in a huge playground! The mountainous terrain and the luscious vegetation offer plenty of opportunities to climb, explore and learn. Be ready to spot beautiful hummingbirds and many other amazing bird species. The raw, desert coast is full of massive sand dunes and an incredible marine life.
There’s plenty to see and do in Peru! From incredible historic sites to the vibrant atmosphere of Lima, its capital city or the warmth of smaller towns, it’s a great place to visit in 2019.
If you and your family are into outdoor life and nature, then Norway should be in your travel bucket list for 2019. It’s got charming little towns, various cultural attractions and a stunning scenery! No matter your travel style, you’ll find plenty to do in Norway!
The beautiful scenery of the country won’t disappoint you. It’s definitely a great country for a road trip with its stunning scenery and scenic roads, majestic fjords and epic hikes.
Cultural attractions are just jaw-dropping. Norwegian museums are simply amazing! They are so hands-on with all kinds of activities for children that the youngest members of the family will just love to visit and explore them! Just to mention a few of them, the Viking Ship Museum is a must-see during your trip to Norway due to its stunning collection of reconstructed and preserved Viking ships.The Munch Museum, in Oslo, invites visitors to appreciate the rich works of art by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch; you’ll not only be able to admire The Scream but also thousands of paintings and sculptures by the artist..