As the summer is here and weather is slowly heating up, getting out of the country is likely not top of mind for many families. While we don’t blame you for wanting to soak it all in while you still can, now is the perfect time to start planning ahead and booking those trips for when winter returns and the frigid weather hits.

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Come December, vacation packages for yourself – let alone an entire family – increase in price and decrease in options. 

The vacation experts at The Moorings have named their top spots to escape to when the chill sets in and you’re ready to make the most of your post-summer getaway with your family. These inspirational spots will get you thinking outside of the all-inclusive box for an experience your family will remember forever. 


Sail the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

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The BVI, also known as the sailing capital of the Caribbean, is one of our top picks for an unforgettable family vacation this year. Open your children’s eyes to some of the most beautiful waters the world has to offer, providing you and your little (or big) ones the chance to cross sailing off your bucket lists. This trip will make for great bragging rights when they’re back at school after December break. The boat is equipped with tons of kid-friendly tech and activities, so they’ll never be bored – and we assure you, you won’t be either. From the aquamarine waters, white-sand beaches and the turtles offshore, the BVI offers the perfect experience-packed trip combined with laid-back island ambiance.


Visit the Exumas

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For a truly unique experience, Exumas is the place to be this winter. You will travel by boat to a stunning stretch of Bahamian cays, allowing you to explore various islands on your journey. The Bahamas has become a popular destination for Canadians, as the islands are easily accessible with many airlines offering direct flights. The very nature of a yacht charter vacation brings people closer together – literally. No more confining yourselves to separate rooms in the house; while on a sailing vacation, everyone on board naturally gravitates to the communal spaces on board, eats together, and enjoys the 360-degree views of paradise. In today’s busy world it’s hard to connect and spend quality time with family, so this is a great option while your kids are off school. 


Discover Thailand

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Thailand has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It may seem like a popular millennial destination, but it’s perfect for families that want to experience something different, especially those with older children. While onboard a Moorings yacht, you’ll never have to wait in line to catch the next ferry to visit another island. You can sail to your preferred island on your own time, avoiding the notion of being on someone else’s schedule, making it easier to navigate with your family. While yachting with The Moorings, leave it to the local knowledge of your captain to whisk you away to the most luxurious and tropical spots Thailand has to offer. Popular islands such as Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, and Koh Hong are some of the many hot spots awaiting you and your loved ones for a once in a lifetime experience.

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