Are We There Yet? Family Adventures

Are We There Yet? Family Adventures

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A family’s most precious resource is the time they spend together. Let Kay Merrill, internationally recognized Family Travel Specialist, help you make the most of that time. She’ll work with you to design an adventure that will connect the members of the family to one another and to the destination.

There are vacations where everyone just wants to hang out at the beach. Your family may be ready for the next vacation to be so much more. Many of today’s parents are looking for ways to combine fun and enrichment in a family travel adventure. Are We There Yet? (AWTY) works closely with you to identify destinations and activities to fit all of your family’s dreams and requirements. We can propose a range of programs, itineraries and prices to define your ultimate family adventure.

Itineraries range from safaris in Africa to sailing the Mediterranean, from estancias in Argentina to lodges in Bhutan. Many destinations lend themselves to specific activities such as biking, hiking, rafting, and climbing, or to cultural experiences such as chocolate tastings, cooking schools, kite making and elephant polo.

Have you heard about philanthropic trips? Many families want to get involved, to experience the destination on a more personal level, and to make a difference while they are there. AWTY has organized many trips of this type for clients who want to combine travel with giving. We have arranged for families or groups of families to volunteer in a destination, such as an orphanage near Durban, South Africa or a village near Lima, Peru. Other families may prefer to deliver supplies to a school or to a village.

This type of travel is especially close to Kay’s heart. She has personally volunteered with her family in South America and in South Africa for over 10 years. Recent endeavors include raising money, purchasing and personally delivering supplies to The Ons Plek Project and Stepping Stones Children's Center in Cape Town, South Africa. Most recently she painted a school near Liberia, Costa Rica.

High-end destination resorts, beach properties or cruises are ideal options for multi-generational families and groups. Explore exciting destinations with activities that are arranged to suit a variety of ages, interests and physical ability levels. Sharing enriching travel experiences strengthens family bonds as it creates a lifetime of memories.

So whether you choose active adventure, philanthropic or cultural travel, Kay will ensure the right fit for your family. You will come home with a renewed enthusiasm for and an appreciation of the destination, its people, and their culture.

Celebrate the world as you celebrate your family! Learn and grow together as you venture out on your next family vacation.


Chief's Island,
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

White Water Rafting
Arkansas River, Colorado

"I so enjoy helping people to open their minds and their hearts. That's the real reward: when they come back blown away."
Kay Merrill, Owner, AWTY

Mountain Biking
Marin County, California

Hiking Belledone Mountains
above Grenoble, France