Family vacations are a great way to bond with each other. A great place to vacation with older children is northwestern Montana; Specifically, Glacier National Park. The park is such an awe inspiring place. There are plenty of outdoor adventures you can do as a family at Glacier National Park and in the surrounding towns such as Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish. There are several lakes to explore, horse riding trips, quaint little small town shops, and the people are so incredibly genuine. You can go into a hardware store with your dog. You can see the Northern Lights crystal clear. You can go tubing down some of the most clear rivers in the country and maybe even the world. It's such a memorable place to go that it allows your family to connect on levels that is unexplainable. The fresh mountain air must flush out some of the distracting and negative things we face in our day to day living. It's definitely a different change of pace that is refreshing and meaningful.