This is Part 3 of a 4 part series discussing the idea of extended family travel. Part 1, Plan Now For Your Extended Family Trip, introduced the idea and part 2, Extended Family Travel – Common Excuses, looked at some of the fears that might have prevented your family from making such a trip.
I have been feeding my mind a lot of different thoughts lately. Most of these have been heavy meals of family lifestyle choices and the plight of the world, but sometimes I crave a little candy. For me the sugary sweet thoughts I enjoy the most revolve around travel. I love losing myself in visions of diving on a magnificent coral reef, exploring vibrant markets, or searching for orang-utans in the jungles of Borneo. I started the extended family travel series thinking that I would do one blog with fun itineraries, but as most people who know me would tell you, once I start talking about travel it is hard to shut me up. Part 3 of this 4-part series is now a 4 part series on its own. Ahhh…….sugar rush.
All of the itineraries that I have come up with had to be affordable, reasonably paced for a family, and amazing. I have not included trips that would take your family from one hotel room to another for any length of time since that can empty a budget and get pretty tiring in a hurry. All of these trips allow you to be away from home for at least a year and provides lots of down time for family bonding, cultural experiences, or just some well deserved relaxation. Follow the links to read the four suggestions I have come up with:
- Extended Family Travel Itinerary #1 – Lengthy Stays at Prime Destinations
- Extended Family Travel Itinerary #2 – Buy RV and Camp
- Extended Family Travel Itinerary #3 – Buy Boat and Cruise –
- Extended Family Travel Itinerary #4 – Teach English Overseas – Coming Jan 14/2010
With all of these options the hardest part will not be figuring out how to make it all possible, but to decide what adventure to take. Let us know if you have ideas for extended travel for your family.
I will conclude the Extended Family Travel Series with Part # 4 which will look closer at the financial aspects of such a monumental trip.