Back in 2011, my husband and I started a social networking group in Boston called Couples Without Kids (CWK). Our friends with children “affectionately” refer it as “Couples Who Hate Kids”. We actually really do like (most) children, but we determined that having children just wasn’t for us. As we were getting into our 30’s and 40’s, we found that it was becoming increasingly difficult to find other couples who didn’t have children.
Our concept for the group was that it would be for social networking only – not a support group. We weren’t looking to have intimate discussions about our reasons for being childfree, we just wanted to meet some nice people who could go out for drinks or meet for dinner on a moment’s notice.
Over the course of the past year, we’ve met many wonderful couples and learned that one common interest (among many) was the love of traveling. My husband and I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond. While getting away as a couple can be a welcome way to recharge and reconnect, it can be even more fun to travel with friends. However, it can be a challenge to find travel partners.
Therefore, this year I partnered with an American Express Travel company to launch a new business, Couples Without Kids Trips. I believe we’re distinctive: travel for childfree adults organized by childfree adults.
Today’s Guest Post is by: Kelly Short, owner of Couples Without Kids Trips, a travel planning service exclusively for childfree adults.
CWK Trips offers two kinds of services: Organized Group Trips for childfree couples, as well as Personalized Trips for childfree couples and adults (small groups, singles, honeymooners and “empty nesters”). Instead of “family-friendly” destinations, we are specialists in adult-only vacations and finding destinations and excursions that cater to adults without children.
Why travel with friends? Adventurous co-travelers may get the two of you ‘out of the box’, trying new foods and activities you might not otherwise. Plus, sharing the experience with others is a great way to form lasting relationships. Not to mention the potential cost savings from carefully planned group lodging and activities. And who better to travel with than your childfree friends! We have a lifestyle in common, and share the time and money flexibility to make the most out of a group trip.
Whether you would like to travel as a couple or as a small group, there are an increasing number of wonderful childfree destinations available. CWK does its best to cater to our childfree travelers by choosing luxurious destinations and planning itineraries based around specific interests. A client recently asked me about the possibility of scheduling them on a childfree flight. You might enjoy this April Fools Day video from Westjet Airlines about childfree cabins, but we can’t make miracles like this happen (yet).