When to go
The Maui Tropical Plantation is located in Waikapu on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The plantation opens daily from 9am -5 pm. The grounds are expansive and beautiful with a lot of open space. There are plenty of areas to explore and just take in the views. Morning and afternoon offer similar weather aside from a random rain shower.
Tortola is a quaint, small island in the British Virgin Islands. Consisting of only 21 square miles and gloriously perfect beaches it’s a perfect spot for those looking for peace and quiet on vacation. These qualities have made it one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Eastern Caribbean. There are many flawless beaches on Tortola and Cane Garden Bay is one of the most popular, for a very good reason.
The United Arab Emirates is a great family vacation destination. For tourists, Dubai may be the most popular location to visit but Abu Dhabi, the capitol of UAE, also has a lot to offer visitors. When visiting as a family there is a lot to see there to keep everyone happy and engaged! Here are 3 top experiences for families visiting Abu Dhabi:
We had a chance to cruise the brand new Norwegian Escape last year on an Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Cruising as a family is one of the easiest vacations for us since we live in FL and are within driving distance of the main cruising ports here. Our itinerary on the swanky, uber modern Escape included St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau.
Dubai is an incredible, awe inspiring city that offers so much for families to see and enjoy together. Two of the most unique locations that you MUST visit when passing through Dubai are the Miracle Gardens and the Global Village.
Chichen Itza is one of the modern wonders of the world and an epically awesome place to visit as a family. I must admit that I had been apprehensive about visiting Chichen Itza with the kids for a long time. I would look wistfully at the pics of other families or friends traveling there and thought that I would not be able to take a trip like that for a long time.
The Road to Hana on Maui is an incredible drive along a meandering route on the rainforest dense, windward side of Maui. There is so much to see and do along the drive and one of the most popular stops is the Garden of Eden Arboretum.
Xcaret is an incredible cultural, eco park located in Riviera Maya. If you are visiting Riviera Maya for any length of time, it is totally worth it to include a visit to Xcaret in your itinerary. The park offers a bounty of activities for visitors including an opportunity to swim in the cenote rivers weaving through the park. We decided to give cenote swimming a try on our first visit to Xcaret and it was quite and adventure! We compiled a list of tips that should help you plan well for your swim through the rivers at Xcaret.
Norwegian Escape is an awesome ship for families and we were able to sail to the Eastern Caribbean with the kids in the fall of 2016. The first two days onboard were sea days and we thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring the ship and even found opportunities to complete school work (homeschool travels FTW!!).
Tortola is a quiet, beautiful island in the British Virgin Islands of the Caribbean. It is a common cruise port and features many quiet resorts for vacationers wanting a relaxed vacation with lush mountain views and beautiful beaches. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this island is to take a zipline canopy tour! Here are my top 3 reasons to try a Canopy Tour when visiting Tortola…