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How to Take Your Family Vacation to the Next Level

Features & Advice Janeen Christoff November 29, 2016

How to Take Your Family Vacation to the Next Level

PHOTO: Santorini at sunset. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

Everyone has memories of their best and worst family vacations. Traveling with the family — no matter how short or long, or where, the trip — is a rite of passage of childhood and Travel + Leisure has some suggestions on how to take your family vacation to the next level. 

First on the list is the classic Greek destination of Santorini. 

“If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by blue-domed churches spill down the rim of an ancient volcanic crater; at sunset, the Sea of Crete is bathed in a rosy glow,” says Travel + Leisure. 

A visit to Marrakesh will also take your family vacation to the next level. 

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“Over the past decade, the Red City has become Morocco’s style capital, with ever-more-luxurious hotels and shopping,” says the magazine. 

Galapagos can combine the best of learning with stunning beauty and a remote destination. 

“Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who famously explored the area in 1835: there’s prime animal viewing on the largest island, Isabela, which is home to 70 percent of the archipelago’s wildlife,” suggests Travel + Leisure. 

They also suggest a sojourn on the South Africa coast. 

“With its windswept beaches and dramatic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town has a wild beauty and elegance all its own,” writes Travel + Leisure. 

For more places to take the family, read on here