By Joy Martin /

Daydreaming of finally planning that big adventure you’ve always wanted to take? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect family destination, something the whole gang will never forget?

Our experts at Austin Adventures have conjured up three ideal itineraries for families in search of the trip of a lifetime, whether it’s your first time taking everyone along or you’re just looking for a grand experience somewhere new.

costa rica vacationsDestination: Costa Rica

If action is your family’s middle name, then get ready for a jam-packed journey to bountiful Costa Rica.

From kayaking Caribbean waters to giving the surfboard a go for the first time, come alive with those you love under the canopy of a rainforest or watching the fiery display of an erupting volcano. Zipline through treetops, rappel waterfalls and satiate your well-deserved appetite with Costa Rica’s scintillating cuisine. Innumerable birds, beasts and botanical wonders await your young discoverers while relaxing hot springs and moonlit walks on a white sandy beach restore your sanity.

As one of the world’s most family-friendly destinations, Costa Rica never ceases to deliver memories that will keep your family reminiscing for years to come, and leave you with a contented smile and really nice tan.

Destination: Mosel, Germany

Medieval castles and fairytale forests for the kids, and vineyards for mom and dad… What’s not to love about a family bike trip through Germany’s premier wine-growing region?

ALA/Euro-Bike tour along Germany's Mosel RiverCheck off a visit to the world’s fourth smallest country, Luxembourg, where your journey begins before you embark on an energizing week pedaling amidst the bucolic scenes of Germany’s countryside.

Want to make sure your kids are getting their educational fix over summer break? Some of Europe’s oldest churches, villages and palaces await eager explorers while museums hold relics and stories that’ll keep them curious and full of questions directed to your guide – not you. You’ll be too busy sampling something with earthy notes and a fruity finish.

After a day in the saddle, relish a bit of apple strudel as you kick back in your cozy accommodations and enjoy hearing your kids share enthusiastic tales of knights, Napoleon and that time they saw you a little tipsy.

Destinations: Yellowstone National Park

Want to leave the passports at home this time? Lucky for you, our most popular family trip takes place stateside in the world’s first National Park.

yellowstone hot springs cropA refuge for the largest concentration of megafauna in the lower 48, Yellowstone National Park is the perfect location for your youngsters to ooh and ahh over bison, bear, elk and even the occasional wolf. Towering pines, rushing waterfalls and bubbling geysers animate the scene that’s sure to impress whether you’re exploring the park on foot, bike, kayak or snow shoes.

Looking for something different this holiday season? Bundle up and feast your eyes on Yellowstone’s snow-covered mountains and meadows by day and warm up by roaring fireplaces at night. Trout dinners, hot chocolate and star-studded skies invite you to celebrate one of America’s wildest places and your family’s new favorite vacation destination.

*Keep in mind that if you book your trip by October 2, 2015, you’ll receive our Early Bird discount!

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