Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

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halfnine
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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by halfnine » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:06 am

gostars wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:23 am
Belize is a good international choice, but would be completely wasted with kids 6 and 3. Try that when they're 12 and 9 and would actually enjoy zip lining, cave tubing, hiking around the ruins, and the other touristy stuff.
I agree with this. Belize is better when the kids are bit older.

tampaite
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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by tampaite » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:49 am

Incendiary wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 am
I live in the DC area (DCA, IAD, BWI). Have two young kids, 6 and 3. Have up to a week off. I only speak English. The trip will be first week of May.

Wants:
Safe for the family
Not too expensive
Outside the US

I was thinking Iceland. Any other destinations that fit this bill?

Thanks!
Cairo, Egypt - Go see the Pyramids and then come back and thank me :mrgreen:

otinkyad
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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by otinkyad » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Iceland was my first thought, and I like Ireland as well, or fly to the UK but visit something outside London, like Bath, Cornwall, or Yorkshire. Shorter, direct flights seem nicer, maybe a train ride after. We took our then 6-year-old to Europe, and he loved it, and still remembers loads of it. Also, just because kids might not remember lots of things isn’t a good reason not to travel. Life experiences mold us in ways we don’t consciously realize.

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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by otinkyad » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:09 pm

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Incendiary
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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by Incendiary » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:38 pm

otinkyad wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Iceland was my first thought, and I like Ireland as well, or fly to the UK but visit something outside London, like Bath, Cornwall, or Yorkshire. Shorter, direct flights seem nicer, maybe a train ride after. We took our then 6-year-old to Europe, and he loved it, and still remembers loads of it. Also, just because kids might not remember lots of things isn’t a good reason not to travel. Life experiences mold us in ways we don’t consciously realize.
This is why I thought it would be good to take them traveling even while young.

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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by madbrain » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:39 pm

tampaite wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:49 am
Incendiary wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 am
I live in the DC area (DCA, IAD, BWI). Have two young kids, 6 and 3. Have up to a week off. I only speak English. The trip will be first week of May.

Wants:
Safe for the family
Not too expensive
Outside the US

I was thinking Iceland. Any other destinations that fit this bill?

Thanks!
Cairo, Egypt - Go see the Pyramids and then come back and thank me :mrgreen:
I went there as a 10 year old - great trip. And my mother was born in Cairo as well, and that was the only time she ever returned. However, there has been a lot of terrorism in Egypt in decades since. I'm surprised the US dept of State only rates it a 2 out of 4 on its safety scale. Of course, the odds of you being a victim of terrorism are still low.

To the OP: maybe go there when the kids are a bit older.

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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by Strummer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:12 pm

One tip: If you fly Wow Air http://www.wowair.com/ you can schedule a flexible, multi-day stopover in Reykjavik to or from other European destinations, including Dublin and London. I've not flown on Wow myself but my niece has and she said it was acceptable.

Incendiary
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Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

Post by Incendiary » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:18 pm

Great to know. Thanks.

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