Plan now for future family fun

SHERYL NANCE-NASH | 5/28/2020, midnight
Increasingly, when it’s time to hit the road, it’s a family affair. Not just mom, dad and the kids, but ...
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Maine Windjammer Association, Rockland, Maine

If you want to maximize your time together, a digital detox may help. Everybody can have a good time windjamming on a historic sailing ship that’s part of the largest fleet of National Historic Landmark schooners in the country. What to expect? Think of it as camping at sea. Spot wildlife, sleep under the stars if you like, share stories, comb beaches, roast marshmallows and make ice cream during onshore lobster bakes. Indulge your inner sailor, help out on board tying knots, setting sails, or trying your hand at steering. Each day is a different island or coastal town.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort, Sagres, Portugal

You can’t go wrong when you’re situated in a protected natural park and have the coastal scenery of the Algarve. With the Baby Concierge program, you don’t have to worry about things like bottle sterilizers, safety gates or baby cots. The Kids Clubs will keep those who are age 6-16 juiced. If the entire family wants to chill, there are family spa treatments at the Finisterra Spa. You can make your home away from home in kid-friendly hotels rooms, villas or houses where you have privacy and space. Spend time mountain biking, trekking, road biking, swimming in one of five pools, playing tennis, paddle tennis, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or stand up paddle boarding.