We all know families that skip renting a house at the beach for an exotic family vacation; we just wonder how they do it. Meet Leslie Overton, Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Family Travel: Exotic for the past seven years. With over a dozen family adventures to Asia, South America, and the Middle East with her three kids in tow, Leslie speaks from experience. “Trust me when I say traveling as a family is more fulfilling and easier than a worried mind would ever lead you to believe. It’s a healthy outlet to remove my family from our way-too-familiar routine, stretch our comfort zones, and embrace those unplanned moments that inevitably become material for gut-laughing-filled dinner table conversations.” Her children Ruby, Lola, and Fergus have learned the art of capoeira from locals on Brazil’s Ipanema Beach, ridden on the neck of a water buffalo through rice paddy fields in Thailand, climbed Machu Picchu wide-eyed, and explored Angkor Thom long before Angelina Jolie. “Travel is a powerful tool to educate my children. Exploring the world gives my kids, my husband and me the unrivaled gifts of perspective, knowledge and compassion; gifts that stay with us long after unpacking.” Rest assured that Absolute Travel has tested all of our family trips firsthand to ensure every single detail has been considered, from helpful room configurations to handpicking the most kid-friendly and inspirational guides, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a stress-free journey of a lifetime with your loved ones.
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