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The Top 10: Our Favorite Trips to Take with Dad

Time with family can be invaluable in creating shared experiences and bringing families together. And for many in the Indagare community, last year meant a lot of time without family. Now, we’re eager to be reunited again. Whether heli-skiing during an adrenaline-pumping journey to Iceland or restaurant-hopping in foodie-favorite Nantucket, these experiences are all the more special when traveling with dads. Read on for our favorite dad-approved destinations, all of which are currently open to U.S. travelers.

Contact your Indagare Trip Designer (or  Indagare, if you are not yet a member) to discuss the best trip ideas for dads in 2021 and beyond. Our team can match you with the destinations, accommodations and activities that are right for you and provide information on Covid-19 travel safetyprivate villas and charters and more tips for planning a safe, seamless and rewarding experience.

American West

From big-sky Montana to the red-rock landscapes of Arizona, the American West offers some of the globe’s most spectacular adventures. Lodges such as Paws Up, Ranch at Rock Creek and Dunton Hot Springs offer rustic luxury, while Aspen and Jackson Hole are charming resort towns with fantastic hiking and outdoor activities that are constantly welcoming exciting new restaurants and hotels.

Related: Top 10: The Best Road Trips in the U.S. and Around the World

Iceland

With more than 10,000 waterfalls, Europe’s biggest glacier and a wealth of rivers, lakes, oceans and expansive mountainous landscapes, Iceland is a destination for those who love nature, the outdoors and a bit of adventure. Everything from cave diving to ice climbing is accessible, and you can find something for all levels. Plus, with the addition of the Retreat at Blue Lagoon and Deplar Farm—the 13-room resort known for its five-star service, ultra-posh lodgings and access to some of the best heli-skiing and fly-fishing in the world—the island has sufficiently upped its luxury quotient.
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Peru

With the dramatic Andean range as a backdrop, the Sacred Valley (which surrounds the legendary Machu Picchu and Cusco) offers lush valleys, cloud forests, raftable rivers and trails on which hikers pass Incan ruins. The country amazes adventure-lovers with its spectacular landscapes steeped in ancient history. Foodie dads should not miss a few days exploring Lima, a bucket-list culinary destination, thanks to its lively food markets and world-renowned, innovative restaurants.=

Related: Melissa’s Travels: An Insider’s Guide to Peru

Kenya

Safaris in Kenya attract wilderness lovers of all ages and make for an excellent first trip to the Africa. Its world-famous Maasai Mara Reserve and several of our most beloved safari camps are ideal for animal viewing, including elephants, lions, rhinoceros. and the Great Migration of wildebeest. Nairobi, too, is a fascinating city that warrants more than a stopover. The country was also one of the first to reopen to international visitors during the Covid pandemic, and Indagare CEO and founder Melissa Biggs Bradley visited in September 2020. See her story here: Rediscovering the Meaning of Travel During Covid

Scottish Highlands

With breathtaking scenery and an indomitable Scottish spirit, the Highlands are a grown-up boy’s dream, with hunting lodges, falconry schools, whiskey distilleries and fantastic golf courses.

Related: Traveling to Europe in Summer 2021: What to Know

Nantucket

With nary a traffic light in sight, Nantucket is a long-weekend gem. Dads will appreciate the low-key island pace, old whaling town charm (including a fabulous whaling history museum) and bevy of fine-dining options.

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Normandy, France

Normandy is a life-goal destination for many, thanks to the region’s significant role in World War II. Seeing the beaches and coastal cliffs in person and walking through endless rows of crosses in the military cemeteries is a sobering and powerful experience. Of course, Normandy’s history dates back much further, and there are also charming towns, chateau hotels and a unique cuisine to explore in this corner of France as well.

Alaska

Nature and wildlife lovers don’t need to leave the United States for some of the world’s best outdoor adventure. See Alaska‘s epic landscapes while hiking through its parks, fishing in its rivers or heli-skiing on its glacier-topped mountains.

Related: 10 Ultimate Wilderness Vacations and The Top 10: America’s National Parks

Dolomites

The glorious Italian Dolomites region is blessed with incredible mountain ranges that offer stunning hiking and climbing during the summer, plus a slew of Michelin-starred restaurants and interesting historical sites.
Related: Italy Insider Trip: The Dolomites, 2021

Costa Rica

With its fantastic water sports, jungle adventures and luxury properties that celebrate the environment, Costa Rica has pioneered ecotourism. Whether visiting for relaxation, giving back or family time, the lush country offers travelers unique experiences surrounded by great natural beauty. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange special wildlife tours and surfing lessons.

Related: Beach, Jungle and Pura Vida: Why Costa Rica is the Jewel of Central America

Contact your Indagare Trip Designer (or  Indagare, if you are not yet a member) to discuss the best trip ideas for dads in 2021 and beyond. Our team can match you with the destinations, accommodations and activities that are right for you and provide information on Covid-19 travel safetyprivate villas and charters and more tips for planning a safe, seamless and rewarding experience.

– Blair West on June 14, 2021

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