All across the world, there are several locations you can choose for your family beach vacation. Below, you will find many different locations, and what
they will offer you and your family.
Throughout the West Coast of Maui, you’ll have many choices for your beach vacation. If you plan to enjoy golf, the Kapalua Resort is a great choice, as guests will receive 30% lower golf rates than those who don’t stay at the resort. The resort also includes the Kapalua Bay Hotel, Kapalua Villas,
and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.
One bay over from the Kapalua Bay is the Napili Kai Beach Resort, which is a low rise family resort that offers comfortable beach front condos. The Napili Kai also offers complimentary programs for children ages 6 – 12 from mid June to the end of August, during Easter and Christmas. The condos are seconds away from the beach, and they include
kitchens as well as laundry facilities.
If you prefer a more secluded area, the Maui Prince hotel is located in a quiet setting surrounded by two scenic golf courses and a large sandy beach that kids never seem to get enough of.
Mololai family adventures
The island of Molokai is filled with empty beaches, no traffic lights, and few tourists. Many tourists visits only for a day or so, with some going to the island because they assumed they were going to
Molokini (which is a snorkeling site near Maui).
The island of Mololai is accessible by ferry from
Maui or by plane from Honolulu. The island is ideal for those who like the outdoors with a twist of adventure. When you visit here, you shouldn’t
expect shopping or nightlife.
The Breakers Hotel in sunny Palm Beach Florida has a spa, golf course, and a 1/2 mile sandy beach. There is also a seperate pool for the kids, a family entertainment center, and a kid’s program. Families can reserve up to five adjoining rooms while children under the age of 16 can stay for free in
the same room as their parents.
If you decide to take your beach vacation in Orlando, the Loews Hard Rock Hotel offers you plenty of beach and amusement rides, with a 240 foot slide
and a white sandy beach.
With several family beach vacation resorts in California, the Hotel Del Coronado is among the most famous. The hotel offers many different facilities for families, including lessons in kayaking, surfing,
tennis, and biking.
The barrier islands in Georgia offer ambiance, sandy beaches, and a laid back prospective to life as you know it. Jekyll Island offers you miles of paved bike path with three 18 hole golf courses,
which is perfect for golf enthusiasts.
Touching Three Oceans
Traveling the width and length of this great country can certainly excite a person to want to try to take in every sight and every unique experience that is possible in this vast and diverse land. It is a fine ambition if you set it as your goal early in your family life to achieve one of the fun objectives that many try to accomplish before they end their traveling days. Some of the missions people set out on are truly amazing. But you have to know that even if they don’t succeed in these quests, they are going to have fun trying.
Many families make it a goal to have a picture of the family with
their feet standing on every one of the fifty states of the union. Now,
this is an ambitious objective to be sure and one that may take years to
accomplish. But as your children get a big kick out of each new photo
you take that adds to the count, you will be developing a wonderful
travelogue of a lifetime of seeing the best America has to offer. And
you can get some help in some places where you can hit more than one
state at a time. In the southwest, there is a location called The Four
Corners where the four states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah
all come to a point in one exact spot. By putting your feet in two
states and your hands in two others, you can get four of your states
checked off with one stop.
Another terrific way to document a lifetime of sightseeing is
stickers or patches. Most of gift shops in the fine sights all around
the country will sell you a bumper sticker for your car, a patch for
your coat or some other memento to have as a remembrance of your visit
to see that great sight. So as you travel, if you pick up a similar item
at each fun stop along the way, that can make quite an impressive
display on a suitcase or a tapestry of patches from the great sights all
around the country.
America is gifted to be home to some of the finest bodies of the
water in the world. For many, a visit to one ocean is the dream of a
lifetime. But another variation on the theme of great sightseeing
missions is to touch all of the oceans of the country in one year. It’s
quite a quest to get over to California, Oregon or Washington to touch
the Pacific, across the expansive homeland to touch the Atlantic in
Florida, Maine or Massachusetts and then back on another long trek to
put your hand in the warm waters of the gulf coast. If you can
accomplish this ambitious quest, you indeed have some serious bragging
rights to show off. So make sure you take dated pictures in case someone
doubts that it can be done.
It is never too late in life to make it your goal to see all you can
see of this wonderful country we call home. Many who work hard all their
lives enjoy the fruit of their labors by purchasing a mobile home and
setting out to spend the night in as many of the great national parks of
the country as they can. This is a country who has taken great care to
preserve vast sections of our wilderness in national parks. So it is
quite an undertaking to sleep in every one of them. As you travel on
your vacations, you may meet some of these intrepid travelers who may
quite literally have no other home than their mobile home.
However, you plan to document your travels in the great country, you
will be doing so to pay honor to the fact that you got to celebrate all
of the greatness of our wonderful country. And the greatest thing about
these quests is that even if you succeed in your chosen goal, you will
never tire of seeing this great land and celebrating what is great about
being able to say, “I am an American”.
Where Business is a Pleasure
When you think of heading out to do some serious sightseeing in
America, we often associate that with vacation times. And to be sure,
those times are especially fun because you can be with family and
friends and take in the heart stopping sights that are so unique to our
But for many of us, traveling on business can be as much a part of
our travel life as family vacation time is. Of course, on a business
trip you have to be focused on the purpose of the business trip itself.
But if your business takes you to some of the truly great parts of our
country, its allowable for you to use that time you are serving your
business well to enjoy the glory that God has put around us all over
this great land.
Airplanes can provide some of the most spectacular ways to take in
sights from the vantage point of the air. If you are flying over one of
the spectacular mountain ranges of this country, you can gaze down and
daydream about the pioneers who crossed those mountains to explore the
country and spread its scope from coast to coast. If your imagination is
active that day, you may speculate on where those roads down there lead
and on how it would be to live in one of those remote towns you see
scattered in the majestic but rustic mountain locations.
But the mountains are not the only sights of this country that can
take your breath away when you fly over head. The sights of Mount
Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, of the shoreline of Chicago, the Golden
Gate Bridge, the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Cod, to name just a few,
are even more stunning when seen from the air. You won’t be able to see
such things on every flight, but when they become visible, don’t forget
to close the laptop for a minute and take in these rare treats when they
But the opportunities to catch a moment to take in a great
sightseeing treat while on a business trip do not end when the plane
lands. Many times conferences and big meetings are scheduled in some of
the great cities of our country. So don’t just hang around the hotel
after the job is done. If you don’t have business activities in the
evening a cab ride through the city hitting the big attractions can be
most enjoyable. Many cities have sights worth seeing that you never have
to get out of your vehicle to enjoy. But taking some time to get out
and walk in a memorial park, go to the best museum in town or take in
the atmosphere in one of the ethnic neighborhoods can take a routine
business trip and make it truly memorable.
You might also consider extending your stay in a particularly
interesting part of the city or state you are going to go on business to
give yourself the chance to get out and really jump into the local
color or to give a great attraction or sight the time it deserves to
really enjoy it. If you can afford to give yourself a whole Saturday
just for sightseeing, you will come home from that business trip with an
enhanced sense of accomplishment because you not only accomplished the
goals of the trip, you enriched your life seeing one of the great and
maybe spectacular sights that makes our country so unique.