So, I've decided to treat the heaviness in my heart with some really fun, experiential trips. My oldest graduates in 2 years, so there's no time like the present. We kicked off our string of adventures with a Spring Break trip to the Florida Keys. If your family enjoys water activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, boating, para-sailing and fishing mixed in with beach time, The Keys are perfect for you. This trip gave us some family beach time, but in a completely different environment. The Caribbean vibe, abundant wildlife and panoramic water views create a family paradise. There are multiple Keys to visit, all within driving distance. And of course you have the Granddaddy of all Keys...Key West, an easy day trip.
Some of my other Family Bucket List recommendations are as follows (in no particular order):
- New York City
- Washington, DC
- Boston/Cape Cod
- San Francisco/LA/San Diego, along with the CA coast (there's so much to see in CA, it's difficult to do in one trip)
- A western state like Colorado, Montana or Wyoming during the summer
- An overseas trip is always a great adventure! Italy is a great family option.
- For a Caribbean experience, I recommend Turks and Caicos. The turquoise water is truly amazing!
There are many other worthy places to visit, but these are easy options to create unforgettable family memories. Two other options that I have not personally done yet are The Grand Canyon and an RV road trip. I hope to add this to my list one day.
Our Florida Keys trip lived up to our expectations! Now on to the next experience...