Why Adventure Travel Is for the Whole Family

You, too, can take your four-year-old on a snowmobiling trip. Tucked inside my jacket, our ten-month-old could barely keep her eyes open against the sway of the snowmobile. I held her tight against my chest as an experienced guide deftly maneuvered us up Vatnajӧkull, the largest ice cap in Europe by volume. Beneath several hundred feet of ice, there is fire: lava fields, and a dozen active volcanoes. Fog, thick and white, obscured everything beyond my fingertips. First to disappear into it: our four-year-old, whose eyes pooled when she discovered we would…