For a while I have been thinking it would be good to make a family travel bucket list. I don’t like the word ‘bucket list’, but I can’t think of a better one. So instead I am going to change the connotations. I think of the bucket more like a bucket and spade on summer holidays or a container to pull ideas out of, like a magicians hat.
Amadeus.net is a fun way to research, organise and save your travel ideas online. I love it’s sentence search function. I would love to have New York on the list, but maybe when the kids are a little older. I can see us walking about, chins on the floor, looking up at amazing sky scrapers.
We had an amazing time cruising the med and the Caribbean, I real want to cruise from Seattle next, I want to see Alaska.
Amadeus.net’s clever mix of planning tools means you can research the cost of flights at different times of year, save that search to come back to later, work out the best dates to go weather wise, add links to the site. it is in Beta, but soon you will be able to add hotels too.
You can then share the site with someone, and add comments together.
Here is my Seattle plan, what do you think?
Next I asked my husband, he wants us all to go to the Grand Canyon. To see something really awe inspiring. I am with him, America is endlessly fascinating and the scale is just mind blowing when you hail from a tiny island.
My son wants to go back to Corfu which made me smile, as its good to know your kids really enjoyed a holiday. I would like to take him to Lapland though, I think he is the perfect age for some Christmas magic to blow his already out of this world imagination. I would take my daughter too of course, but I think at nearly 8 perhaps her mind is slipping out of the imaginary and more into reality.
Although, she really really wants to go to Disneyland. I blame the telly. Luckily my cousin lives near the one in Paris and we met up again at my brother’s wedding over the Summer, promising not to leave it so long, so that one could happen.
Me? I want to see the beaches in Mauritus, we didn’t go for paradise as a honeymoon option, but did an amazing awe inspiring and new Mr and Mrs team building road trip through Canada, Montreal, New Brunswick I’ve no regrets, but I think everyone should be able see water that clear and sand that white, at some point in their life. Of course I would love to take the kids to Canada, I want to see the other side amazing lakes in the Rocky Mountains.
I went to Tanzania with Comic Relief this year, and I would dearly love to return to the Serengeti National Park for a safari, and to Zanzibar, because I heard amazing accounts of beautiful islands with white sands that appear and disappear with the tides.
I would also like to do Thailand. I’ve never backpacked and probably never will, but my brother returned from his trip telling me how many kids he saw and how easy it was for families and I would like us to go somewhere beyond Europe.
Although I would love to Interrail round Europe as a family, another demon I have yet to purge from my youth. Travel always worried me, and now I am over that it’s never too late to embrace it. I have fond memories of my mini inter rail adventure with a friend from Uni, I wish we’d gone further and taken longer.
When I was 21 and fresh out of university, I had a huge urge to set of in a camper van and travel around the coast of the UK. I’ve ticked off the camper van, but not enough coastline yet.
Have you got a family travel bucket list? If not why not? Why not hop over to Amadeus.net and make a plan, share it with family members and get going. For me half the battle is getting started, once you decide to go somewhere and take the first step int searching, it gets real and exciting! Or…why not get inspired by other’s plans?
Amadeus.net is a non transactional site, but parent company Amadeus.com are an IT company who specialise in building software for booking sites so they will find you help you build the trip and find the best price, then you can simply click over to other sites and book everything.
Where else should I add? I feel like I barely scraped the surface here.
More blogger inspiration I’ve picked up recently here:
Alice suggests holidays in Sri Lanka
I am with Kate, her Lapland holiday reviews make it sound amazing!
Having been on a couple of cruises with Carnival, I love the sound of Jenny’s family holidays on a cruise ship!
I’ll admit a lot of bloggers, including Cambridge Mummy, make Mark Warner holidays sound appealing.