There’s long been a myth that parents, especially parents with small children, must forego extensive traveling as their family grows. Family vacations are often relegated to contemporary cruises or trips to local theme parks, with many believing that travel across great distances, especially abroad, is too much of a hassle for large families to endure.

Traveling with children poses its own unique challenges, but with planning and patience, the experience can be something that both kids and parents will treasure for a lifetime. Here are just a few times that black parents proved that seeing the world can be extra special when you share the experience with your family.

When this family was picture perfect in front of a temple in Ayutthaya.

When this family’s trip to Valparaíso, Chile made us want to book a trip to South America so that we could go horseback riding on the beach, too.

When this couple enjoyed the views from Colorado’s Storm King Mountain with kids in tow.

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When this family looked fearless before ziplining in Jamacia.

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When this young family took their little one to the Tirta Empul Temple in Bali.

When this family couldn’t help but smile at the Chichen-itza Wonder Of The World in Mexico.

When this family gave us serious Paris envy in front of the Effiel Tower.

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