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5 Unusual Family Vacations to Try

When we talk about going on vacation, we could always sum it all up with just one word, BEACH! Yes, the beach is a nice place to go to. However, going to the beach every vacation can pretty much become monotonous and too much of a good thing. Soooo, sometimes, you need to be adventurous in a sense that, trying other things that you have never tried before would be a great idea. If you want to have a new unforgettable experience with your family, here are the 5 unusual family vacations to try.

Lost Valley Ranch, Colorado
Lost Valley Ranch, Colorado

Going Green

Going to the mountains and have, a great time with nature is one great family vacation you need to try. Considering that people have been clamoring about saving Mother Earth, you could actually help in promoting the ecotourism and at same time make your children learn about the importance of the value of preserving nature.

All around the world, they offer great tourist attractions and spots that allow you to appreciate the rugged landscapes of nature. You will definitely love the fresh air and the serenity of the place. Among the most visited places in going green in The United States are Montana, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine and Alaska. There are also place that are worth to visit such as the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa and many more.

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On the other hand, if you do not want to go far, you can stay in the nearby hotels that offer green hospitality. There, you can also fun activities and most importantly eating their organic foods.

Family Ranch Vacations


5 Unusual Family Vacations to TryFor at least once in your life, who has not thought of being a cowboy or a cowgirl? Well, it is not too late for you to try that. You and your family can have a vacation in a ranch. Try doing some fun stuff like horseback riding, feeding some cows and even try becoming the help when horses are giving birth. This will truly make you feel like you are the lone ranger.

If you want to have an authentic experience, you and your family can do this in the USA, Canada and Mexico. However, it would also be great to try it out in Andes in Argentina or Andalucia in Spain.

Volunteer Vacations

If you and your family are interested in experiencing life in another land and culture, why not take a volunteer vacation together? Volunteering in another country and experiencing the challenges together can result in countless rewards. Some opportunities include volunteering in orphanages and childcare centers, schools, health clinics and hospitals, homes for the elderly, centers for people with disabilities, or working with other community organizations.

It is important however to take the time to investigate the projects and programs and determine which will be a good match for you and your family. Factors to consider are the ages of your children, how much it will cost, how much time you have and the passions and interests of your children.

Family volunteer opportunities are available in AfricaAsiaEuropeCentral America and South America.

Extreme Adventures

Depending on your children’s ages, you can try some extreme activities that would literally bring your excitement to moon and back. You can climb up mountains and hard terrains, white water rafting, bungee jumping and many more. Of course, when we say extreme, this does not only mean about the physical activities but is also applicable in food tasting as well.

You can go toUnusual Family Vacations different places and try their local and authentic delicacies. For instance, in the Philippines, you can try their “balut”. It is a boiled duck egg where you could actually eat a 16 to 21-days old egg. They also have “tamilok”, a worm found in the mangrove trees. It is eaten after being cleaned and dipped in vinegar.

In Thailand, one of the weirdest foods you ought to try is the Larb Leuat Neua. It is raw red beef drizzled with uncooked thick blood and sprigs of mint. According the locals, it is best paired with ice cold beer. Another wild dish would be the Larb Mote Daeng. It is made of red ants and their eggs; it tastes like a squint of lime and butter.

The list goes on when it comes to extreme delicacies; thus, travelling can be very exciting especially if you sample some of these.

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Space – The Final Frontier Right?

The final frontier. This is perhaps the most expensive family vacation you will ever get, travelling to space. With its price of whopping $1,000,000+ per person, only the very rich and the famous could afford this right now. However, as an alternative, you could visit space centers instead. You can go to Johnston Space Center in Houston, Texas and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Going to unique destination and doing unusual things will truly make your family vacation memorable and out of the ordinary. Do any of these 5 unusual family vacations and you will surely have a blast.

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