Travel Channel names the best family adventures for 2015

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Travel Channel's Best Family Adventures for 2015

Don't just plan a vacation -- embark on an adventure. Travel Channel called in an expert panel of advisors to search for the world's best travel experiences that your whole family will love.

This year's list includes adventures in Alaska, where you can see whales, bears and glaciers on one of Alaska's smaller cruise ships throughout the Inside Passage. (Un-cruise is a popular choice.)

If you prefer tropical vacations, skip the crowds in Costa Rica and go to Panama instead. See the locks of the Panama Canal (which turned 100 last year), then explore the colonial city's architecture and culture. Be sure to check out the family-friendly eco tours in the nearby rainforest.

Travel Channel's best family adventures for 2015

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Travel Channel names the best family adventures for 2015

Alaska

View from Hubbard Glacier

photo: Harvey Lloyd via Getty Images 

 Alaska

View of Alaska Range at Denali National Park

photo: Getty Images/Brand X

Alaska

Anchorage

photo: Getty Images/Flickr RF

Panama

Panama City 

photo: Shutterstock/Maria Maarbes

Panama

Panama Canal

photo: Jose Jiménez/Flickr

Panama

Tropical Rainforest 

photo: John Brown via Getty Images

Glacier National Park, Montana

photo: Getty Images 

Glacier National Park, Montana

Saint Mary Falls

photo: Getty Images/Aurora Open

Glacier National Park, Montana

photo: Getty Images 

Peru

Machu Picchu

photo: Getty Images/Vetta

Peru

Amazon Jungle

photo: Pete McBride

Peru

Lake Titicaca

photo: Getty Images/Vetta

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

photo: Getty Images 

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Sunset in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Photo: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Los Tunneles

photo: Michael Myerscough/500px

Tofino, British Columbia

photo: Hailshadow

Tofino, British Columbia 

photo: Chasing Light Photography/Thomas Vela

Tofino, British Columbia

photo: niksnut/Flickr

Tokyo

photo: Getty Images 

Tokyo

Shinjuku 

photo: Rachel Lewis via Getty Images 

Tokyo

Bullet Train

Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

St. Lucia

photo: jonathanpercy/Flickr

St. Lucia 

photo: Balthus Van Tassel/Flickr

St. Lucia

photo: David J Pearson/Flickr

Argentina

photo: SqueakyMarmot/Flickr

Argentina

photo: Eduardo Amorin/Flickr

Argentina

photo:klausbalzano/Flickr

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Another option is to take the kids to see Glacier National Park and its namesake glaciers before climate change makes them a distant memory. Watch the video or click through the slideshow above for more family travel ideas, including Peru, the Galapagos, Canada's west coast, Tokyo and St. Lucia.

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