Unless you are dedicated weekend walkers as a family, selling a walking vacation to your children may feel a bit like offering them carob instead of chocolate at Christmas. It might be better for you, but really? For a treat? So, sometimes you need to sugarcoat it just a little. Which you can easily do with family walking vacations in Europe, hiking the Alps with a donkey to carry your bags, for example. Or sailing the Cyclades in Greece, hopping and hiking islands as you go. Opt for a guided walking vacation, with a guide who knows exactly how to keep young people interested, and where the best secret beach is; or a self-guided walking vacation, so you don’t have to get your teens up too early and where you have hotels with pools at every stop. Whatever you choose, walking vacations are wonderful for pure family time, slowing down the life pace, but also catching up with each other.