#90 Take a historic tour of Normandy, France:
I’m not sure if any place impacted our entire family as much as our tour of Normandy, France. Listening to the stories of bravery and heroism, walking the beaches and hedgerows (almost eerily similar to how they looked 70 years ago), and seeing the memorials and landmarks makes Normandy one of the best family experiences I have ever had. I wondered if we would all appreciate it. Would it be too much for the 12-year-old to grasp or would my daughter shy away from violent aspects of war that she despises? In the end, we were all captured by the beautiful storytelling of our guide, the moving sight of a elderly soldier saluting at the cemetery, and the magnitude of walking through the living history of beaches, bunkers, battle fields, guns, roads, bridges, towns and landscapes impacted by and resonating from the war.