Over 20 years, ROW Adventures has been a leader in family adventure travel. Chad Case
Welcome to our new Travel with a Challenge Family Travel Theme Page showcasing feature articles that have appeared in our web magazine. Fully updated with current content and richly-illustrated as well as informative for those looking for multi-generational travel inspiration, we invite you to explore this exciting collection which ranges across geography and themes from Canada, the US and Europe to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, Slovenia and Australia.
Ecoventura’s designated family sailings of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are always popular. Alison Gardner
Of course, travel with family members can mean adults with adults or it may include children and teens. This page is simply a sample of ideas, a creative inspiration to get you started. Feel free to explore our other Travel Theme Pages for vacations well suited to senior travelers, their families and friends.
Family cruisers sample Turkey’s warm waters from the deck of the traditional gulet, Almira. Peter Sommer Travels
Please click on image buttons or titles below to read each article, featuring bike rides and hikes, theater, encounters with nature, archaeological exploration, barging and the world’s most elegant horse farm.
A travel trend gaining traction as Baby Boomers consider destinations and companions to share a holiday is the possibility of making memories with an aging parent. This can be a highlight of the year or an utter disaster. With a sense of adventure and co-operation, Valerie Grubb, shares her tips for preparation and time “in the field” to make any trip with Mom or Dad a raging success. Button image: ©Kelley School of Business at Indiana University/Josh Anderson.
Author, Laurie Carter, provides all the humorous inspiration required for older adults to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it is a park hop with her young grandson or some geocaching with her octogenarian father, she introduces readers to her own backyard, British Columbia’s dazzling and diverse Okanagan Valley.
As seniors and boomers look for ways to connect with their adult children and younger grandchildren, there is a growing demand for creative inter-generational journeys that meet the needs and interests of different age groups. We’ve got great suggestions to start you and your family on a memorable exploration of the world together. Photo courtesy of Peter Sommer Travels
Explore Alberta’s Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a “living museum” east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country. Check out this article to see why everything about this rural tourism region is family-friendly and interesting to visitors of all generations.
Sign up for a challenging, active, inexpensive holiday in Australia by joining our author, his wife and 8,000 other cyclists, from babes in bicycle trailers to fast grannies on racing bikes, for a nine-day, 580-kilometer ride along the state of Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road.
A tragic death in the family is the catalyst for a journey of healing, discovery and bonding to the Aran Islands and County Clare, shared by American travel journalist, Peter Aiken, and two generations of his closest relatives.
It’s a long way from either Israel or from Germany’s famous medieval passion play at Oberammergau, but Alberta’s colorful version of stories from the Christian New Testament is every bit as dramatic. After 15 years of sell-out July performances with visitors from around the world, it is here to stay, with a dramatic outdoor “Holyland” landscape to be remembered by the whole family.
Independent travel writer, Bruce Northam, shares his experiences and innermost thoughts while hitchhiking between pubs and villages in Ireland with Mom and walking 225 miles across England with Dad. You won’t want to miss this delightful, inspiring and humorous story.
Ever considered a home exchange? They can be the answer to prayer for families. Learn about successful strategies for exchanging homes [and even cars and pets] that will open the door to a memorable low budget vacation to be enjoyed by all in destinations around the world.
Explore Europe’s diverse cultures, cuisines, countrysides and historic towns from the unique perspective of a water-based vacation. Ranging from all-inclusive luxury hotel barges to self-skippered canal boats and barges, learn about operators who can deliver memorable multi-generational experiences in style with family charters.
Sidney, British Columbia, near Victoria, has exciting, educational marine wildlife attractions, on land and while gently cruising to some picturesque islands to meet the marine neighbors, all easy and disability-friendly for seniors and families. There are plenty of WOW! nature moments and hands-on opportunities.
Explore Scottish highland history and ancient archaeology, encounter nature up close, and learn about environmental challenges at Scotland’s Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lady Lucy, offer warm, personal hospitality to guests staying on their historic property in cosy cabins.
Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s best known destinations for unique wildlife, with cruise and land options tailor-made as a fabulous, fun learning experience for families. Find out which animals eco-cruise visitors have selected as their Favorite Five out of 29 types of land birds, 19 different sea birds and dozens of land and marine mammals, many rare or in danger of extinction.
Celebrating 431 years of history in 2011, visit or stay at the original breeding and training estate for the dazzling white horses with dancing feet. Once the exclusive preserve of kings and nobles, it now welcomes vacationers of all ages for shows, tours, horseback riding and longer stays and its budget and upscale hotels on site.
From the outside, this apparently conventional resort complex occupies a prime location on one of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. Step inside and you will discover a creative team of management and staff that understand the essence of authentic Hawaiian culture and traditional hospitality, where guests become family at Maui’s Most Hawaiian Hotel! Many children and youth programs offered.
Travel writer, Alison Gardner, samples the famous vacation train’s GoldLeaf Service on a luxury two-day rail journey full of wildlife sightings, frontier history and spectacular scenery. Join her from Jasper, Alberta through the Canadian Rockies, across British Columbia to Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. On all its routes, the Rocky Mountaineer caters to children in special ways.
Check out our other theme pages, clustering richly-illustrated feature articles by travel theme or regional destination:
Travel Adventures in Africa
Bird and Nature
Sleeping with History Accommodations
South Pacific destinations
Cruise and Train Travel
Asia and India destinations
Wellness and Spiritual vacations.