12 Sep 2012
Explore-ing the world family style
My first ‘grown-up’ travel was with Explore – I’d gone interrailing and lived in Germany for a year, but the trip I took to Egypt with them still stands out in my mind as the beginning of my own attempt to explore the world.
And along with the usual detailed itinerary, there’s helpful tips if you’re travelling with kids including what the food will be like and what animals you might see, plus the ‘magic moments’ that should help it stand out – anything from racing through the streets of Old Delhi in a tuk tuk, learning Burmese games from local children and sleeping under the stars in the desert.
There’s also suggestions on the ideal age for each tour – as well as any minimum age – based on children who’ve taken the trip in previous years and how challenging it is, given that destinations include Madagascar, Nicaragua, the Azores and Burma.
There’s plenty of adventure as well, with an Active Sicily trip letting you climb Mount Etna, Europe’s highest volcano, plus a river trek through the Alcantara Gorge, mountain biking and swimming, as well as a pizza and pasta cooking lesson.
Although Nicaragua will have to wait, sadly, there’s also special tours for toddlers starting from the age of two… including Egypt. Maybe I can give Minnie a head start of 20 years or so on her mother when it comes to catching the travel bug.
Image courtesy of Explore