Moments That Matter

Last year has changed so much. But what hasn’t changed is how much we long to spend time with the people we care about. So why not make your first trip this year one spent exploring together with family and friends?

Meet up on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to toast that birthday you didn’t really get to celebrate. Have a much-needed family reunion at The Ranch at Death Valley. Embark on a North American biking or walking tour with a small group of friends to celebrate your retirement. Indulge aboard a yacht-style Windstar cruise for your anniversary.

Let’s make sure that those special moments worth sharing are memories shared together, not dreams left unplanned.

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Traveling with Young Children

Travel can be a life-changing experience for children of all ages: new foods, memorable experiences and amazing sights. But it can also be an overwhelming—all the extra planning, making sure you pack everything you need, and possible tantrums are just a few of the challenges you might encounter along the way.

We’re here to help—scroll down for our favorite tips for traveling with children, and start planning for a stress-free vacation.

How to Make Great Family Vacation Memories

Take Your Kids on an Unforgettable Ride

Family Fun! 10 Great Things To Do with Kids in Death Valley

How to Keep Your Family Happy in a National Park

Grand Canyon with Kids: 10 Awesome Things to Do

Traveling with Teens and Young Adults

Naturally curious, traveling with your teenager can be an incredible bonding experience, especially when they’re involved in the decision-making process. But you may need some help getting started.

Scroll down for some ideas on putting together a vacation that everyone in the family will love.

Three Days of Family Fun in America’s Iconic Desert National Park

Download Your Family Travel Journal

Insta Grid-Approved: Secret Tips for Photographing the Grand Canyon

The Key to Getting Your Teen Onboard for a National Park Vacation

Traveling with Extended Family & Friends

Sharing a private train car enroute to the Grand Canyon with your cousins. Getting the whole family together for a week at a luxury resort in the middle of the desert. Embarking on a self-guided walking tour with the grandparents.

If you’re planning a multigenerational vacation, scroll down for some helpful travel tips when vacationing with extended family.

Take Over: How to Charter the Grand Canyon Railway

Travel With Your Very Own Group

The Freedom to Travel Your Way, with the Support to Make it Effortless.

Stretching Your Travel Dollars with Holiday Vacations

Enjoy a Group Celebration on a Luxury Cruise to Tahiti

Magic Moments: How to Take Great Family Photos in National Parks

Traveling as a Couple

From the first romantic National Park getaway, to a Caribbean cruise adventure for two, or an indulgent stay at a desert oasis, the highs and lows of traveling as a couple can deepen the bond you share with your other half.

If you’re planning a romantic vacation, scroll down for some helpful travel tips and stress-free planning.

How to Plan a Honeymoon Cruise

How to Prepare for a Bike Tour

Three Idyllic Days of Couples’ Bliss in Death Valley National Park

Top Romantic Walking and Hiking Tours

Gotta’ Love ‘Em: Grand Canyon’s Most Romantic Spots

Book With Confidence

Suggestions for a Romantic Visit to Yellowstone

Types of Celebration Trips

When planning a celebration trip, it’s important to consider the overall style of trip that is best suited for your occasion and group. Fortunately for you, we’ve got you taken care of.

Scroll through and pick the description that best describes you and/or your group, and you’ll have an idea for the best type of trip for your celebration in no time.

Food & Wine

If your idea of a great time has you whipping up a new recipe every week, hosting dinner parties for friends and family, or trying out the latest and greatest restaurant in town, you should plan a celebration trip focused on food and wine!

This type of trip is best suited for: groups of adults of legal drinking age, couples’ getaways, honeymoons, retirement celebrations, milestone birthdays, and family reunions.

Xanterra destinations for a Food & Wine trip:
Oasis at Death Valley Holiday Vacations VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Country Walkers

Windstar Cruises

Rest & Relaxation

Celebrating a retirement, graduation, honeymoon, or anniversary? You’ve likely been very busy and are in need of some R&R. If you’re craving some downtime, a chance to put your feet up, and time for some rest, you’ll likely enjoy a celebration trip focused on rest & relaxation!

This type of trip is best suited for: groups of adults, couples’ getaways, honeymoons, retirement celebrations, a graduation vacation, girls’ weekends, milestone birthdays.

Xanterra destinations for a Food & Wine trip:
Oasis at Death Valley Holiday Vacations Windstar Cruises Grand Canyon Railway

Epic Adventure

Love the great outdoors and seeing all of the natural beauty our world has to offer? If you’re a group of hikers, bikers, sailors, nature-lovers, or you just love to get your adrenaline pumping, you’re probably in need of an epic adventure!

This type of trip is best suited for: groups of adults, couples’ getaways, honeymoons, retirement celebrations, a graduation vacation, girls’ weekends, milestone birthdays.

Xanterra destinations for a Food & Wine trip:
Oasis at Death Valley Holiday Vacations VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Country Walkers

Windstar Cruises Yellowstone National Park Lodges Zion Lodge Glacier National Park Lodges

Culture

Do you feel most at home wandering a museum, or an art gallery? Maybe you love trying the most authentic foods or securing a souvenir that can only be found in the place you’re visiting. If so, you should plan a celebration trip focused on cultural experiences!

This type of trip is best suited for: Retirement celebrations, couples’ getaways, honeymoons, family reunions, milestone birthdays.

Xanterra destinations for a Food & Wine trip:
Holiday Vacations VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Country Walkers Windstar Cruises

Grand Canyon Railway

Road Trips

Carefree. Spontaneous. Adventurous. There’s nothing like the feeling you get from a good old-fashioned American road trip. You can make as many or as few plans as you like. Pack a bag, your sense of curiosity, and maybe a map (remember those?) and hit the open road. We’ve got a little help, a lot of inspiration, and everything you need to plan a road trip and get started on the journey of a lifetime.

Find itineraries, playlists, downloads and more: 

Roam The Open Road

General Resources

Planning a trip is lots of fun, but it’s important to not let the fun parts (picking a destination, choosing menus, booking accommodations) overshadow your consideration of logistics.

Selecting the right dates, duration, and budget will determine exactly what you’re able to do for your trip and on your trip, so
don’t miss this step!

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