kid-friendly vacation ideas: ropes course, schooner, water parks
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A 2014 American traveler portrait report says parents say their children have affected where the family goes during the summer vacation.
Before anyone gets on the bus or jumps on a plane, talk to your child about what they think will make their summer special.
Here are six ideas for starting a conversation.
Sometimes it\'s good to catch the rope and be afraid.
Rocking, climbing and crawling on the ground on a rope is an adrenaline
Booster for children and adults.
You go get that roller.
\"Oh God, can I do this ? \"
\"Said Hugh Corcoran,
Owner of the newly opened wild blue rope in CharlestonC. ------------
For the record: rope course: an article about children in the travel section of June 15
The friendly resort said that the price of the wild blue rope course was $23 during the 4-hour course time. 50 for ages 5-
11 and 48 years of age 12 and older.
Correct price from $19-to two-
One-hour course for an advanced 4WD for $49-hour course. ------------77 obstacles
Like the elements in Wild Blue bring kids from the video game field to the hands
In the physical world of the Nets, swing bridges and tight wires at least 15 feet from the ground.
The harder it is, the higher you go.
Starting with Explorer Get, there are four difficulty levels, which is good for people over the age of 5.
Of course, the price for four hours ranges from $23. 50 for ages 5-
11 and 48 years of age 12 and older.
Information: Wild Blue rope; (888)898-8050, www. wildblueropes.
Other rope courses: Squaw Valley Adventure Center near Olympic Valley ski resort, California.
, Offers a mixing course to mix the rope elements with a short zipperline rides.
It is good for children aged 5 and over. Two-
Hourly meeting adults cost $50 and $40 for children aged 5 to 12.
Information: Squaw Valley Adventure Center; (530)581-7563, www. squawadventure. com/ropes-
In a school with a long history, what is more daring than sailing on a 19th-century wooden boat that relies on natural routes?
\"This is a real voyage,\" said Meg Mey of wendjaime Assen, Maine . \".
\"Where you go depends on the wind.
\"The family can unplug, time-
Travel on these historic ships that have been used to dredge oysters or transport goods.
Ships sail from the ports of Camden and Rockland, about halfway through the rugged coast of Maine, sailing through thousands of islands along the coastline.
Since they sail in protected waters near the coast, seasickness is rarely a problem.
Each of the eight ships carrying 20 to 40 passengers, plus the crew, sailed from Memorial Day to mid-dayOctober.
Sailing boat Isaac H
Built in 1886, Evans specializes in family sailing for children under the age of 6;
Others are good for teenagers and teenagers who are trying to try sailing.
They can work ropes, polish brass, pull sails, tie knots, and learn any aspect of wind interference during sailing --
Or do nothing but enjoy the scenery.
Windjammer, Maine, runs night cruises for $230 per person and a one-week trip for $1,100 per person.
Dining, accommodation, activities and excursions are included.
Message: Windjammer Assn, Maine. ; (800)807-9463, www. sailmainecoast.
Other historical ships: 160-
Sailing on foot the Zodiac takes visitors on a multi-day wind-disturbing tour of the San Juan Islands and other parts of the Washington coast.
From Bellingham, Wash.
And, depending on the length of the journey, it costs $595 to $975 per person.
Information: sailing Zodiac; (206)719-7622, www. schoonerzodiac.
ComTo feels an old feeling
The San Diego Marine Museum offers a boat adventure, a day trip to California, and is a replica of 19th-century knives.
$65 per adult, $57 for seniors and students, $40 for children12.
Information: Maritime Museum of San Diego; (619)234-9153, www. sdmaritime.
Children and Animals come together like peanut butter and jelly.
New Mexico\'s Wild Earth Camel Adventure allows children to walk along the trails in the forests near Santa Fe and Taos.
Animals are not used for horseback riding;
They are equipped for day hikes and night trips.
\"It\'s an attractive way to keep the kids from getting bored,\" said owner Owen Perello . \".
He said the 4-year-old likes to be with the llama.
Every family can have \"Luoma for lunch\" last month-mile all-
Hike in places like Christ Hill and Grand Canyon.
The price of hiking and gourmet picnic lunch is $69 for children and $99 for adults. (
Price is not included in ground transportation. )
Overnight camping for adults costs $375 and $125 for children aged 12 and under;
Long trips range from $575 to $975 per person. The back-
Country trips include handling equipment, food and guided tours.
Information: camel adventures on the Wild Earth; (800)758-5262, www. Llamaadventures.
The handmade volunteer holiday is a great way to give kids an idea to go beyond their own world.
The natural Corps based in Templeton, California
It provides weekend access to Yosemite National Park, and families can give back in two ways.
They need volunteers to collect seeds from mansanita, sugar pine and other native plants to help restore vegetation in the park.
The group used some travel prices to cover outdoor adventures for underserved young people.
Weekends are not all work.
Families take organized natural walks and attend photography workshops at natural attractions such as Glacier Point and brithier falls.
The campers bring their own tents and personal belongings;
Meals, entrance fees and nature guides are provided.
The itinerary is July 18-20 and Aug. 1-
$295 per person.
Message: natural Corps; (800)774-7275, www. thenaturecorps.
Other volunteer holidays: global network of citizens, based in Minneapolis, partner with Native Americans-
Anisenabe of Minnesota and quayute of Washington state.
Participants perform tasks during volunteer stayby-
Standing with the localsEight-
The daily cost of day trips for adults is $1,200;
Children aged 15 and under are $600 per person.
Accommodation, ground transportation, tour guide and donations are included.
Information: global network of citizens; (612)436-8270, www. globalcitizens.
The roads in air travel are typical American holidays, and air travel is a classic way of traveling.
\"Getting there is at least half of the fun,\" said Dicky Riegel, founder of Airstream2Go travel ALS . \".
\"We are all wide
Travelers looking into the eyes of all these things along the way.
\"The airflow was designed in the 1930 s as a funky way to get outdoors, and to some extent they are still.
Full load rentals available in Airstream2Go
Bedding, kitchen supplies, etc. —
There is also a Denali SUV in the Yukon.
The average rental time, Riegel says, is eight days, enough for the family to stop and enjoy the view.
Take an SUV in the daytime and sleep in the air at night.
The price of a four-sleep trailer starts at $3,080 for four days.
Rental Services in Los AngelesA.
Las Vegas and Bozman in Monte.
Information: Airstream2Go ,(800)780-9880, www. airstream2go.
If you\'re taking the kids to the water park this summer, it\'s bigger.
When it opened in June 29, Verrückt was located in schlitterbarn water park, sch City, Kansas.
Will be the highest water slide in the world.
Even Guinness World Records said so.
The raft sat in the seat of four people, splashing down from 168 feet metres, climbing up the second hill and down another 50 feet.
If you want to know how this bad boy was built
Verrückt means \"crazy\" in German \")
The Travel Channel will air one-
An hour-long \"Xtreme Water Park\" TV show on June 29, takes you to visit Verrückt in shliterbaen, Kansas City (913)312-3110, www. theverruckt. com. All-
A daily ticket of $35. 99.
Closer to home, try two new water features in the West: Nev Henderson\'s Cobb Bay water park.
Near Las Vegas (www. cowabungabay. com/LasVegas)
Open on July 4, Legoland in Carlsbad and Chima Water Park in California Resort (california. legoland. com). travel@latimes.