Men's Journal

Family Vacations That Don’t Suck

 

More often than not, going on a trip with children isn’t a vacation for parents, it’s just a change of scenery where kid- free downtime is as realistic as 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That doesn’t have to be the case. Savvy hotels and tour operators have stepped up the standard dump-your-kids-for-videos-in-the-basement scenario with enrichment programming that feels more summer camp than kids’ club. With activities like tide-pool exploration, kayaking through wetlands, pizza-making classes, and “dive-in” movies, parents’ biggest challenge will be wooing their brood back before dark.