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Solo Parenting on the Go: Thrilling Adventures to Make Memories

Being a single parent is a thrilling adventure, but it can sometimes feel like there are a lot of things you miss out on as well. While there are many challenges that await the single parent, traveling with your kids shouldn’t have to be one. It might seem overwhelming at first, but a family vacation as a solo parent can be an incredible experience, and one that offers unique opportunities for bonding and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

If you are planning to pack your bags and set off on an adventure with your kids this year, take a look below at some of the best places to visit and the most exhilarating activities to experience as a single parent.

Wildlife Safari in South Africa

Kids and giant wildlife go together perfectly, so there is perhaps no better choice for a family vacation than a South African safari. The country’s famous national parks, like Kruger or Addo, are full of some of the most breathtaking creatures on Earth, from lions and cheetahs to elephants and giraffes. Seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one your kids will never forget.

Zip-lining in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most welcoming countries in the world, making it a wonderful place for families. It is also the perfect place to embrace your adventurous side, by journeying to the remarkable cloud forests and soaring above the lush rainforest canopy on a zip line. It is an amazing blend of adrenaline-pumping excitement and natural beauty and an ideal choice for adventurous families.

Cultural Immersion in Japan

Japan is a complex, mysterious, and baffling place, with a rich culture and some amazing traditions. Despite it being sometimes an inaccessible place to explore as a Westerner, your kids will be fascinated by the amazing experience of exploring somewhere truly different. From ancient temples and traditional tea ceremonies to stunning cherry blossoms and Hello Kitty, Japan is a country of incredible contrasts and a wonderfully rewarding place to take your children.

Sailing in the Greek Islands

The Greek islands are some of the most picturesque and charming spots on the planet, and a sailing adventure discovering secret beaches, hidden coves, and gorgeous whitewashed villages perched high on clifftops is a gorgeous and delightful way to spend a summer with your kids.

Camping in Yosemite National Park

Nothing says family vacation quite like a camping holiday, and California’s iconic Yosemite National Park is one of the best spots to get back to basics and explore the magic and majesty of the great outdoors. Camp beneath towering sequoia trees, watch shooting stars, and roast s’mores over a roaring campfire at night, and explore the amazing hiking trails and beautiful panoramic vistas of this unbelievable backcountry destination.

Skiing in Norway

Norway is known for a plethora of winter activities, but its thrilling skiing and snowboarding slopes are truly special. Hitting the powder amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Norway is an unbeatable way to enjoy a cold-weather vacation, and the country boasts world-class resorts for an ideal winter getaway for solo parents. Book a fjord cruise package and explore the best of this incredible destination with your family.

Planning a family vacation as a single parent might appear somewhat daunting at first glance, but there are so many wonderful destinations that are perfect to explore as a family. With a sense of adventure and a little forward planning, you can make your family getaway something truly special, as you embark on a thrilling adventure with your kids!

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.