Bonding, the formation of a close relationship, as with your kids, is morphing. Disney World is no longer enough for your little Baby Einsteins.
Remember when you first bonded with your kid(s)? Most probably it first occurred when your spouse decided to go out for the evening (e.g., girls/guys night out). Bonding then escalated when nights out evolved into spouses get away weekends (e.g., fantasy golf outings, spa retreats, etc.). Once your kid(s) started to walk, the whole family headed off to Disney World to bond.
Now flash forward to 2011. People are looking for relaxing, more exotic vacations to bond with their toddlers. One option I read about recently was the Mum and Baby Experience in Tuscany. The child friendly villa is just a short drive from the airport in Perugia. Package deals include yoga, cooking classes and massages for Mom; baby Latino dancing (I kid you not), painting and Italian classes for your children. There is also plenty of free time for parents to relax by the pool, swim, read or take local excursions while your children stay busy. Bonding Italian Style!
As I stated earlier, bonding is morphing, a window of opportunity for the travel industry.