I am planning a vacation to Maine and Massachusetts this coming summer. There will be a moose safari, play time on the beaches, and lots of good food (an important component of any vacation)! However, I've already started thinking about future trips.
It's very important to me to expose my kids to all this wonderful world has to offer. While I would love to take them to Europe, Asia, or Africa, I feel like those are expeditions that should wait until they are older and can really remember our trips. After all, how many times are we going to visit those places? At least if we stay in North America, we're saving some money and also getting to make great memories in our own area first.
Since we've done southern California, Mexico, Canada, Florida (and down the east coast from New Jersey), the Bahamas, and will soon be visiting New England, I am considering a trip to the midwest for our next vacation. It's an area we haven't spent much time in, and apparently, we could consider doing something fun like a Mississippi River Tour to see the sights and really get a feel for the area. All three of us love boats and cruises, and my previous concern was that we wouldn't have anything to do in that region. With that issue resolved, we can start planning next year's family trip!