As the changing definitions of family collide with notions of deeper experiential travel, new trends are emerging.
Not only has the definition of family evolved, but I believe the definition of Family Travel is also changing. Gone are the days when family trips meant going to Disneyland, Six Flags, all-inclusive resorts, or the Wisconsin Dells. As my generation grows older, we are challenging the definition of family vacations and are starting to look for unique experiences, learning opportunities, and “real life experiences” that you can’t get at Disney.
There are a growing number of people who are talking about and changing the definition of Family Travel. They are bold parents, such as Keryn at Walking on Travels whose tag line is “When you won’t let your kids stop your wanderlust”, Mara from Mother of All Trips who is proud to call her kids “Global Citizens”, and Bootsnall who just launched a family ‘round the world trip planner!
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