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7 Travel Experiences to Have Before Starting A Family

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Traveling with kids is totally possible however, it does require a little more planning and bit more money to make it enjoyable. One of the best things you can do before starting a family is to tick a few things off your bucket list. In this article, we will provide you with a list of very specific global experiences that you need to try before you start a family.

Here are seven travel experiences that you must try before you settle down into family life.

Tree House Escape in Costa Rica

Do you remember spending afternoons in a tree house when you were a child? Well you can rekindle that memory by spending a few days in a tree house specifically made for grown-ups.

Enjoy the scenic and serene environment of Costa Rica with tropical wildlife and abundance in the Costa Rica jungle. The Tree House Lodge is the most popular choice but there are lots of other tree house retreats to choose from in Costa Rica.

Machu Picchu

Enjoy the breath-taking views of Machu Picchu in the rural area of Peru’s Andes Mountains. The ruins of Machu Picchu are located 8,000 feet above sea level.

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The Lost City of the Incas is dubbed one of the most extraordinary ancient ruins on the planet. This is perfect for an adult only trip as it is stunning yet dangerous to get to, but well worth the trek once you do get there.

Stay at The Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Icehotel in Sweden looks like a fairy-tale place, but it is actually a real hotel made out of ice. With stunning cold rooms and beautiful, dream-like deluxe suites, the Icehotel is best enjoyed without children.

The most magnificent suite in the hotel is hand-carved by local artists and is the grandest of all the rooms in the hotel. This stunning destination also features a heated relaxation area with a sauna, shower and bathroom. Every year the Icehotel is redesigned and rebuilt as it slowly melts down in the warmer months.

Take a Wine Tour of Italy

Italy is a wonderful place to visit for all the family however, an Italian wine tour is best undertaken without the kids. You will get the chance to taste some of the world’s finest wines.

Taste delicious wines while observing the beautiful Tuscan scenery. Enjoy a tasty lunch as well an afternoon of shopping in the medieval town of Sam Gimignano. The perfect vacation to experience without kids.

African Safari

An African Safari is a must-have experience before you have a family. Explore the Kenyan Safari in East Africa, experience East Africa’s Mara, Crater and the Serengeti migration. Enjoy gourmet food and exciting views at the exclusive Kruger reserve in Cape Town South Africa.

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Enjoy breath-taking sites in Southern Africa by going on a two-week safari to the Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the stunning Matobos in Zimbabwe.

Route 66 Road Trip

Enjoy a wonderful road trip experience by taking on the 2,451 Route 66 road trip experience. Drive through the Main Street of America from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River into the centre of the Rust Belt.

Drive from California to Chicago or take a different route and stop for a bite to eat at American roadside diners and enjoy the long far-reaching roads and scenery.


The Maldives is a chain of 1192 islands situated south-west of Sri Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean. Getting to the Maldives is all part of the amazing experience of vacationing there. All islands can be accessed by boat, seaplane or helicopter from the main island of Male.

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The Maldives is a beautiful destination to enjoy romantic and fun nights without kids. Enjoy sipping champagne while relaxing on the beach with crystal sands and deep blue Ocean scenes.

An excellent place to visit before you have children and start a family.

Benefits of Travelling Without Kids

Travelling with a family is wonderful but there are some benefits to travelling without kids.

Here are some of the benefits of travelling without children in tow:

  • Have the freedom to do what you want
  • Ability to enjoy spontaneous adventures without thinking about the kid’s safety and wellbeing
  • Cheaper to travel without kids
  • See more things in less time
  • Stay up as late as you want
  • Travel to remote and interesting destinations without thinking about the kids
  • Pamper yourself and have fun
  • Spend money on yourself without thinking about spending money on toys for the kids

Bonus Travel Experiences

Takeetna, Alaska

Experience once in a life-time hiking treks, helicopter or mini-plane rides over the alpine tundra and granite gorges, go skiing and relax in a mountainside wooden cabin.

New Zealand

Experience New Zealand to the fullest and try bungee jumping off the famous Kawarau Bridge. Take in breath-taking views of Lake Wakatipu and dare to sky dive on an acrobatic flight.

Also, go white water rafting on the Shotover River, or for the less experienced rafter, enjoy rafting on the Kawarau River instead.

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Take a trip to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, enjoy a magical experience, up close and personal with lions, leopards and Zebra. Take a Norman Carr Safari and observe elephants, buffalo and hippos in their natural environment.

Experiencing the world and ticking destinations off your bucket list is best done before you start a family. Yes, travelling with kids in tow is fun and rewarding however, without kids you will spend less money, you will have more freedom and you can pick the destinations according to your needs rather than the needs of your children.

Experience thrill-seeking adventure without feeling guilty about the kids. Live life to the fullest before starting a family and thoroughly enjoy all that the world has to offer.

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7 Travel Experiences to Have Before Starting A Family


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