Family Bucket List Ideas – How to Create Your Own

Most people, adults and children alike, have a bucket list place they would like to see. While some people’s vacation ideas may seem out of reach, there are plenty of options that can be achieved with a little bit of planning. Here are some ways to come up with a few family bucket list ideas that everyone is happy with.

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How to Create – Family Bucket List Ideas

1. Get a Family Concensus

One of the first things to do when creating a family bucket list is to set aside some time together to talk. Come up with some simple bucket list ideas. Decide as a family where you would like to go or what types of things you would like to do. Would you like more of an outdoor adventure vacation? One with theme park stops? Would you prefer museum stops? What about a Disney Cruise?

Even if you are looking for the next weekend getaway, sit down with your family members and discuss some options about where each member would like to go. Clearly, assuming they are old enough… Check out World is Wide, if you would like more resources, including a free e-book, to help you get started on creating your family travel bucket list.

Clearly, this is easier said than done. Try to have some type of activity that you know each member of the family would like. That way even if there is one part that someone isn’t thrilled about, there is some form of compromise. Here are some family bucket list ideas and destinations:

Malaysia

Scandinavia and the Baltics

Iceland

Hawaii

USA National Park Vacation

Road Trip Adventures Around the World

Ten Reasons to Plan a Family Holiday in Sicily

2. Plan Ahead

Figure out how you are going to achieve this trip.  What would be the best time of year to go? Do you need to save money? Where will you stay? Do you need a rental car? Should you apply for a credit card to get you there with miles/points?

Although the planning of a trip can sometimes be a daunting task, if you pace yourself, it can be part of the fun! Check out – 10 useful Tips for a Newbie Traveler if you need ideas. Use Pinterest or Tripadvisor to help you find things to do in the city and nearby. Also do not forget, if you are going abroad, check out if you can use Mobile Passport or Global Entry.

Need ideas for packing? Check out this post – Things to Bring on Vacation from Family Travel Experts

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3. Enjoy Your Trip

As silly as this last part sounds, it is important to make the most out of your vacation and try not to sweat the small stuff.

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Our Family’s Simple Bucket List Idea

Visit all 50 states before the kids graduate high school – The 50 State Challenge

We are currently at 32/50, but have plans to make it in the next few years! An upcoming summer road trip will hit the remaining eastern states and midwest states we are missing. Then, we plan to fly to Las Vegas and drive the southwest states we are missing. Lastly, Hawaii will be our final link. We are documenting this whole family bucket list idea on a personalized travel photo map.

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Family Bucket List Ideas

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6 thoughts on “Family Bucket List Ideas – How to Create Your Own”

  1. I love checking items off our bucket list. There is something extra special about experiencing something you have talked about, planned and looked forward to with your loved ones.

  2. I love this! I’m looking forward to setting up a family bucket list when my daughter is old enough to give her input! 🙂

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