One of the many things #TeamPippen looks forward to most during summer is our annual family vacation. This year we had the kids put together a list of exotic summer locations for a family vacation. Find out what cities, islands, and countries made the list and some of the activities Sophia, Justin, Scotty, and Preston look forward to doing.
Hawaii: stunning landscapes, rich underwater worlds, and a noble history—this is one tropical paradise with serious depth. Best part? You won't need to convert currency to take surf lessons, explore active volcanoes, or go whale watching. Really, the only difficulty is choosing which island to visit: Do you prefer the pristine beauty of Kauai, the modern luxury of Oahu, the award-winning beaches of Maui, or the natural wonders of the Big Island.
Tahiti: Five amazing archipelagos, 118 islands, one paradise. Tahiti is less than eight hours from Los Angeles, but it may as well be in an entirely different universe. Emerald waters, white-sand beaches, and, overwater bungalows. What more can a girl ask for? For those of you looking for a to-do: embrace leisure with a unique banana-tree-leaf body wrap, culture on a tour of small villages, or adventure on a shark-feeding expedition. Or, simply start out the day in your overwater bungalow with breakfast delivered by canoe.
Tasmania: Tasmania offers an unspoiled Australian adventure like no other. What to do? Check out Cradle Mountain National Park's diverse wildlife and catch a peek of the eponymous Tasmanian devil. Or dive the coast's calm waters and explore shipwrecks, exotic aquatic life, and crystal-clear Wineglass Bay.
Fiji: more than 300 separate islands to explore—some inhabited, most barren—you will never run out of Fijian discoveries. The Mamanucas, a chain of 20 volcanic islands, has world-class dive sites and miles of coral reef; its backpacker-friendly South Sea Island is worth a checking out. Suva offers modern amenities, a vibrant nightlife, and affordable digs.
What are some of your favorite summer vacation spots? -xoLP