I've spent countless hours planning trips for with my two children and I'd love you to be able to experience these itineraries -please steal!
I've spent more time in Spain than any other European country, so I've had a lot of time to explore and without a doubt, visiting Barcelona followed by the Alhambra (in Granada, pictured above) was one of the best one-two punches in my travels! While Spain may not always move at the pace you like, it's such a wonderful, friendly and accessible country and a great place for multi-generational family trips!
Number of Days: 9
Fly in/out: Barcelona, Granada
Major sights: Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Tossa de Mar, Pals, Peratallada, Costa Brava, Girona, Granada, the Alhambra
Activity Level: 5 (Active) - hiking, paragliding, canyoning, ziplining
Kids Ages: My kids were 15 and 18 and they loved it!
Day 1 – Begin the Journey
Day 2 – Discover Barcelona, Recover form Jetlag
Day 3 – Medieval Towns & Castles
Day 4 – Sagrada Familia
Day 5 – Gothic Quarter
Day 6 – Girona and Cami de Rona (Coastal Walkway)
Day 7 – More Medieval Towns
Days 8 & 9 – Girona
If you’ve been dreaming of a trip to the either Petra or the Pyramids, this trip is for you! This 9-day adventure combines the history of both the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt and Petra in Jordan. The trip is full of wonder and discovery at both of these sights.
Italy is truly the country of dreams - I combined the history and awe inspiring sights of Rome and the Vatican with a beach holiday on the Amalfi Coast. This trip is great for kids as well - you can temper the museums and history with lots of fun activities and a beautiful beach to boot!
Turkey seems to still fly a bit under the radar with US tourists, but it's one of safest, most beautiful places we've been. We went to Istanbul for the history and mosques and then to Cappadocia for the underground cities and balloon rides and finished up in Fethiye at a beautiful beach resort.
Literally the first beer I ever had with my son - Paulaner hefeweizen in Munich!