Backroads Family Trips are incredible experiences for every member of the family. You have great opportunities to connect with your kids as you discover a new world together. You also get some welcome time on your own—and so do they!
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A Vacation For Everyone
Parent time, kid time, family time—our seasoned Family Trips team crafts fun, stimulating adventures that let you interact in ways you'd never experience back home. We design routes to suit kids' abilities and attention spans, and we also include great longer options for adults and teens. Equally important, we build in some welcome time apart—usually impossible on a family vacation. As a parent, it's wonderful to get a break from being the decision maker or mediator and just relax.
Our Leaders Understand Families
Every Family Trip has at least three experienced Trip Leaders (and as many as five on Camping Trips) who take care of all the day-to-day logistics and support you with multiple vehicles. One is a dedicated Kid Coordinator who orchestrates activities for the entire family, plus one or two hours a day of kids-only fun—often focused on local culture or the natural environment. Our Trip Leaders are inspiring role models and knowledgeable, creative motivators who enjoy kids of all ages. They'll make sure your gang has the best vacation ever.
We Know What Matters
We create exciting travel experiences that bring families closer together. As young people leave behind TV and texting for natural wonders and cultural diversity, it builds their self-assurance and piques their curiosity about things beyond their usual life. And because we know they enjoy sharing the adventure with other kids their age, we ensure the right mix of families to make a trip fun for everyone. Some companies' groups are so small, you can end up traveling with one other family—not nearly as much fun as having a robust number of kids with like ages. Most importantly, we avoid tourist throngs and "canned" activities. On our Family Trips, you won't breakfast with cartoon characters, and there are no midnight buffets. What you will get is plenty of outdoor activity together while discovering a whole new part of the world—and a whole new side of yourselves.
Discover the Difference: Many companies claim to be family experts when they only run a handful of trips each year. In the last decade alone, we've run more than 2,400 Backroads Family trips.