Ann Arbor may not be one of the top family travel destinations in the United States but it is a wonderful city with so much to offer visitors. Besides the famous University of Michigan and lovely Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and a variety of museums there are awesome restaurants and a cool vibe that makes everyone feel at home. One of the must do attractions in Ann Arbor for families is the children’s museum there. Here are the Precious Mommy’s top three reasons to visit the Ann Arbor Hand’s On Museum.
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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.
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.
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!!).