Over the past 10 years, I've written dozens of travel stories at the Post-Dispatch. Currently, I'm thinking about family vacation 2019. I bet many of you are, too. I'd love to hear your suggestions for where my family (husband and two boys, 12 and 14) should go.

In the meantime, here's a look at 12 vacation suggestions, all taken from trips my family and I have done over the past 10 years. I hope you'll find inspiration in many of these. Clicking on the links at the bottom will take you to the full story I wrote at the time.