Excuse #4: “We have kids. It’s too much hassle.”
Why it’s a bad excuse: Surprise: Kids can make travel a more enriching experience!
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…knowing that destinations like Florida, Disney resorts, or any beach or ski resort with a kids’ club, make it easy for families.
But going off the beaten track is another option. A voluntourism stint provides the opportunity for quality family time alongside exploration and working for a good cause, says Aaron Smith, owner and founder of GoVoluntouring.com.
These trips are most appropriate for ages 9+. “Overall, animal-based conservation projects are the most accessible and fun for children, and there are hundreds of GoVoluntouring.com. You can sort by age range, so appropriate projects are displayed, then see if they fit with your family’s expectations,” says Smith.
Seriously, your teen may roll her eyes at the idea of hanging out with you at home, but combing a beach together at midnight, under a full moon, in search of green sea turtle hatchlings to protect, as part of a turtle conservation project in Costa Rica? We’re willing to bet she’s in.
(Photo courtesy of GoVoluntouring.com)