7 Places to Travel Before You Have Kids

Traveling with kids can be a big adventure or a big headache. But whether or not schlepping around Disneyland with a pile of kids and their snacks and their toys and their electronic gizmos is your idea of a good time, you’ve got to agree that there are a few travel destinations you should get out of the way before you’ve got little ones running around.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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New Zealand

Long-haul flights with crying babies and whiny kids aren’t fun for anybody, and flying from New York to Auckland takes a whopping 18 hours! If you’ve yet to settle down and are willing to make the trek, New Zealand is the perfect destination for child-free adventure.

Bungee jump off the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, go black water rafting at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves or scuba dive at one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorite spots, Poor Knight’s Islands Marine Reserve. Finally, enjoy a glass of chardonnay while you take in the gorgeous vistas at one of NZ’s award-winning wineries.