Last week my pal Shane sent out an e-mail to his best and most well-traveled buddies. He and his family have had a crazy year and are going to do a big family trip this coming March. So he asked his peeps where they would go for a truly memorable two-week family vacation. Here are just a few of the ideas the six or so of us came up with—and, yes, we set aside the usual Paris-London type of conventional tourism:
+ A Santa Fe-Taos ski/snowboard and cultural trip.
+ Sicily, with a drive down the Amalfi Coast.
+ Bali, bouncing between Ubud and the coast.
+ Morocco, all of it.
+ Paris to Barcelona by car through the Pyrenees.
+ Tierra del Fuego, Chile, especially the Torres del Paine Mountain Park.
+ Thailand (making sure to end in Phuket for some beach time)
+ Kenya, including Lamu for a beach stop
+ Samoa, being sure to include Lalumanu Beach
+ A Botswana Safari with Unchartered Africa
+ Ecuador start in Quito and head to Otavalo for the market and a night at Hacienda Pensaqui, then move on to Sacha Lodge on Lake Pilchicoa
What do you think would be the top three (and don’t just pick from this list, feel free to add on) trips you would want to take with your family?