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Wondering where to go on vacation with kids? Choosing to go to one of the more popular family vacation destinations is easy, but sometimes families want something a little more off the beaten path. When we were headed to Marco Island, Florida last week for spring break, I was looking for things to do on Marco Island, and was led by the Marco Island CVB to this book (they provided me with a complimentary autographed copy), 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life, written by Keith Bellows from National Geographic. Surprisingly, the only Florida destination included in the book is Marco Island, where the 10,000 Island Dolphin Experience is highlighted.
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This book serves as half family travel inspiration and half educational resource. Destinations like Cape Cod, Washington DC, Nantucket, and New York City are easily visited, but others, like Marrakech, the Acropolis, and Hong Kong are just pipe dreams. Realistically, we could probably only even dream to go to about half of the destinations. But my kids have enjoyed flipping through the book, commenting on places we’ve been (the Adirondacks) while reminding me of places they still want to go (NYC, hopefully this summer).
Any traveling family should have a copy of this book, whether it’s to plan your next family excursion or to dream about some places you may want to put on your family travel bucket list.
So, how was the 10,000 Dolphin Experience on Marco Island listed in the book? Well, while I’ll be posting a full review of the experience next week, but it was completely worth the money and time. My kids loved it, and at the end, asked if we could do the experience on another visit to the island.
100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life is available on Amazon.com, through the National Geographic website, and at many public libraries.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary autographed copy of the book, and paid for the Dolphin Experience ourselves.