World Travel Destinations, for Families Who Love Adventure!
Keep scrolling down for a full list of family world travel destinations we cover. Where do we fit in the family travel blog market? We’re not just about travel with kids, we were, but our kids are older now and travelling with them is super easy. They’re still expensive, as I’m sure your kids are, but they’re not hard to travel with. We travel to find the education, sure, but what makes our travel blog unique? I think it’s adventure. We love a challenge and we love going to the places not so many families go. We’ve been on the road full-time with them since they were 4 and 6, here are our featured world travel destinations and places that we think you’ll love.
You won’t find much content here about beach vacations, but we do enjoy resorts, pools and sand in moderation. Mostly we’re looking for more. If, like us, you want to explore and learn from cultures, food, history, mountains, adventurous activities, unusual family destinations and incredible ways of life, you’re in the right place.
Jump straight to a place in our round the world travel blog below. Places and destinations for travel, some easier, some harder, some cheap, some expensive. We’ve spent the last 4+ years travelling full-time round the world to help you travel more and better with your kids. We’ve visited 50+ countries, the kids 35+. Not everything has made it onto the website just yet, these are the biggest and best travel destinations on our blog, we’re constantly adding more.
What do we Mean by Adventurous Family Travel?
- Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by Cruise Ship
- Trekking in the Himalayas
- Discovering Egypt, Ancient and Modern
- Visiting Mayan Ruins in Guatemala
- Travelling Around India by Train
- Backpacking Around South East Asia
- Exploring Every Part of Sri Lanka
- Road Tripping the USA from Canada to the Keys
- Spending Extended Time in a Peasant Village in Romania with Few Modern Facilities
- Skiing Where Only the Locals Go
- Driving Right Across Europe
- Getting to Know Thailand Inside-Out
- Touring Greece by Car
- Going to El Salvador. Nobody Goes to El Salvador. Or Do They?
This is the sort of travel we do and that we want to share with you.
Where will your family’s next adventure be?
One of our very favourite countries, we’ve spent weeks and months touring Sri Lanka, from the popular tourist beaches, to the historic sites to the almost tourist-free north. We’ve been taking the kids from 6 years old and they always ask to go back. Sri Lanka is a popular family vacation destination and an easy country to travel around as independent travellers. Culturally there are rich rewards to be found here, in some ways it’s very cheap ( transport) in others crazy expensive ( admissions). Your travel style will set your budget.
Yes, we’ve taken our kids trekking in the Everest region. They were 10 and 12. We’ve also trekked Annapurna and spent weeks in Pokhara and Kathmandu, possibly my favourite city in the world ( but I also say that about Bangkok and London). Nepal is fascinating, spiritual and breathtaking, it’s also our most challenging country to date. We’ve been pre and post Earthquake and can tell you than Nepal is most certainly open for tourists.
Thailand is the easiest country in Asia for travellers or holidaymakers. Cheap, beautiful, accessible. One of the world’s favourite travel destinations and certainly one of ours. in 2018 we took our 23rd trip to Thailand, we have a lot of Thailand content.
A super cool and not-at-all budget destination. We test drive Singapore and Sentosa’s attractions for you here. We stayed under 2 weeks and sampled Singapore at the budget and luxury end, we visited every attraction and tourist draw we could. It’s all in the post.
Want to learn about the Maya? Then go to Guatemala! As my kids will tell you, the Maya are still with us today. Explore ancient sites like Tikal above, visit classy Antigua or hang out in backpacker favourites, Lake Atitlan and Flores. We spent a month in Antigua, a further few weeks exploring more of Guatemala.
Wales is my home country and it has a lot to offer. We cover much of south and west Wales on this site. I’m always trying to add more but my time is ridiculously limited by other projects.
We’ve visited Vietnam for a month as a couple and lived there for 6 months as a family. A wonderful country, kind, happy people and so much to see, learn and do. A top pick for family travel and a great, cheap, world travel destination. We are experts on Hoi An and rented a house there for much of our time.
We can’t list Turkey because we’ve only been to Istanbul, but we spent several weeks there and absolutely loved it. It’s one of the world’s truly great cities.
We list the UK, Wales and London as separate sections because I’m from the UK, we spend a lot of time in London and Wales is the country of my birth. We have a lot of content on the UK so it’s easier for you if we split it up.
I think we’ve been to Malaysia at least 5 times and we have a love hate relationship with it. We always have problems in Malaysia, but we have good friends there too. We cover Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca and Legoland Malaysia. We have been to Langkawi but haven’t posted about it yet as we really didn’t like it much.
You have to go to Angkor Wat. It’s non negotiable! We cover a few more destinations in Cambodia too. Cambodia and Laos are the two hardest countries to travel in South East Asia.
If you love countryside, mountains, farms and rural living, join us in Romania. The country that took us by surprise, so much so, that we kind of live there, sometimes. We have skiing, bears, wolves and vampires too.
Another winner! Slovenia is so pretty and a nature lovers’ paradise. With endless outdoor activities this one is fabulous for families too.
Prague and the Czech Republic
We don’t have a huge amount of content up on Prague and the Czech Republic as yet, but we’ve been several times. Prague is a wonderful city, but some of our best experiences have been staying in country hotels in small towns and villages.
Greece is THE BEST! The Mediterranean is by far my favourite sea and Greece is just incredibly fantastic at everything. The mythology and history here captivates my kids and Greek food goes down well with them too. Just go. We’ve posted about touring Athens and the mainland by car, so much more to add.
My favourite country! India is hard work, but of course, do-able with the right attitude and plenty of patience. If you take a package holiday or organised tour it should be a piece of cake, don’t be scared of India. Plenty of opportunities here for beach lovers, cultural travellers or foodies.
Bali & Indonesia
We’re not experts on this part of the world but we very much enjoyed Bali, Ubud in particular and recently showcased an island resort in Indonesia, just off Singapore. There is diversity here for sure and good food if you look for it. We’re excited to discover more of Indonesia.
My husband, Chef, is Australian and we lived there for 6 years. I’m sure you all know what Australia has to offer so I won’t bore you. A particular shout out for Port Douglas, up on the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland, home to us. ( One of our homes !)
We often spend a few days in Dubai as a stop over between flights. There are a million tourist attractions here, but there is culture and tradition too, if you know where to look. The desert camel safari pictured above is one of my kids’ favourite things to do in the whole world.
We love Disney, we loved the Everglades and New Orleans, we loved road tripping the east and west coasts. But sorry, we won’t be visiting given the current problems.
We’re Londoners! We LOVE London, best city in the world for kids, so much to do, so much for free. I’ll just direct you to our London content above.
We’ve taken a baby and a toddler around some of the game parks in South Africa.
Another favourite of ours but a slightly challenging one. Long distances, long bus rides, winding roads, it’s tricky but so worth it. Smiling, gentle people, stunning scenery and so much history, ancient and modern.
One of our best trips of all time, but also a tough one. Almost a month travelling independently in Egypt. I’ve also taken tours and boat cruises in Egypt, it’s where Chef and I met, so we’ve done it in many ways. We feel safe there but the logistics of getting around are challenging. A tour would be best for inexperienced travellers. See our Egypt content, above.
Did you find your favourite family travel destinations above? If not tell us in the comments where your family would like to go. Maybe we can add it to our adventure next. Other world travel destinations feature on our blog, for example France, Hungary, El Salvador, Canada, Serbia, Scotland and more, but there’s not enough content yet to add a travel guide to the list above. We’re growing our website all the time, so keep coming back, maybe sign up to follow on to our next destination.