16 March 2017


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Finally, spring is here! This marks the countdown towards the long-awaited summer holiday season and I, for one, cannot wait to book my next adventure! I’ve been on the hunt for somewhere adventurous, picturesque and most importantly, family-friendly.

If, like me, you haven’t yet decided on this year’s holiday destination, I’ll share with you three of the places that are topping my travel bucket list for this summer:

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1. Grand Canyon, USA

A visit to the American West has long been on my holiday to-do list and The Grand Canyon seems like the perfect spot to have a family adventure. If you love exploring the outdoors, there’s so much to do when you’re there, such as:

A hike on one of the many trails, that have varying levels of difficulty
Rent a bicycle and explore the area on your bike
Climb to the top of the watchtower at Desert View Point
Go rafting
Take a mule trip

At the Grand Canyon, there’s plenty to do to keep all members of your family happy and you’re guaranteed nice weather if you go between April and September. Just don’t forget to pack the sunscreen, the weather can hit a high of 33 degrees!

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2. Norway

If you and your family prefer slightly cooler climates, then Norway might be for you. We like to get the most out of our holidays, so we looked at adventure tours with set itineraries, such as the ones available at Exsus Travel.

Exciting and once-in-a-lifetime activities like dogsledding and snowmobiling, as well as seeing the landscape from a birds-eye view from a helicopter were all big draws towards Norway as our next holiday destination. But most of all, we wanted the chance to see the Northern Lights. Only the lucky few get to witness the sky illuminated in stunning colour and Norway is one of the places where you’re more likely to witness the beautiful display in real life.

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3. Croatia

Croatia is renowned for its beautiful scenery and secluded islands, but this doesn’t mean that there’s little to do there to entertain your family.

Game of Thrones is essential viewing in our household and we discovered that you can explore the areas of Dubrovnik where it was filmed – it’s the perfect activity for both older children and adults!  A visit to Croatia can also include a visit to two national parks, a relaxing day in the beautiful unspoilt island of Vis, and fun activities like archery available to try in Split.

So, there you go. Three very different places but all of them combining magnificent landscapes with adventure-filled days for all the family. The difficult part is choosing where to visit first!

*This is a collaborative post


  1. I am desperate to go to Norway and also to that part of the US too. We have a couple of potential exciting trips coming up and I literally cannot wait! Yay for holiday season fast approaching.

  2. They all sound like great places to go! I can dream ;)

  3. Ooh this was really handy, I'm stuck on where to visit this summer and Croatia is looking good...

  4. Norway and Croatia are on my list too! I'm doing Madrid and Lisbon soon which I'm excited about xx

  5. How cool, I've been to the Grand Canyon but not Norway or Croatia... Good choices!

  6. Literally three places I would love to be right now - to see the Grand Canyon is on my bucket list as is exploring Norway - looks amazing there
    Laura x



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