Category Archives: Family Vacations

Tom Hale: My Year with Backroads

As the founder and owner of Backroads, people often expect me to have some special insight into how our trips run. It's true that I was a Trip Leader in the earliest days of Backroads, but nowadays I'm busy running the company from Berkeley and every chance I get to visit the field is precious. Ah, for the footloose days of being a leader.
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Costa Rica Adventures – Finding the Right Trip for You

In my experience, you can't visit Costa Rica without falling in love with the culture, scenic wonders and endless beauty of this small central American country. It's truly a special place! And if you're traveling with Backroads, you'll find yourself with the option of four different adventure-filled itineraries. How do you choose the one that's…
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Top 5 Places to Travel in December

December is the season of togetherness: spending time with your loved ones, enjoying good food and taking some time off to reflect on the passing year. But if you're you're looking to mix up the traditional holiday season of eggnog and family dinners by adding some elevated adventure, December can the perfect month to travel…
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Family Vacations for 20s & Beyond

When you were a teenager, did you want to go on vacation with your parents?  I certainly didn't! In fact, once I reached the age where I didn't have to go on vacation with my parents... I simply refused to go! You see, when I reached my twenties, my parents visited me and I visited…
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