|by Kaeli Conforti||Disney, Road Trips, Airfares & Flying, Trip Ideas, Family Travel||7|
You never forget your first real vacation. We asked our readers and fans on our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us about their most memorable vacations—and they delivered. They've done it all, from road trips across the United States with the family, to biking across Iowa, whale–watching in Maui, and even cross–country skiing in Norway. Some reminisced about trips they took to other countries while living overseas, while others described fond memories of traveling abroad for the first time. Whether it was a first trip to a theme park as a child—or as an adult—or a first experience with the family at a national park, they've inspired us to explore new places, and share our own favorite travel memories.
Sometimes it's the journey more than the destination that makes a vacation stand out. I can remember my mother letting me have the window seat during my first flight at four–years–old, showing me how beautiful the clouds looked from the plane, and calming me down when I cried because the flight wasn't longer (my belated apologies to whoever else was on that flight). After reading through all the incredible vacation experiences our readers have had, I feel the need to do a massive overhaul of my travel bucket list, especially with all the far–flung and fascinating places you've been to so far. A special thank you to everyone who shared their stories with us—it's not too late, we'd still love to hear about your most memorable vacations, so share them below!
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