How to Plan Our Vacations

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. Whether it's taking a family day trip to the other side of town or packing everyone up for a journey across the world, planning a family vacation takes work. Check out our ideas to help prepare for your trip, get there safe and sound, and have an amazing time while you're at your destination.

10 Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

10 things to do in Yosemite National Park

Are you planning a family vacation in Yosemite National Park? The following ideas will get you covered. Yosemite National Park just might be the United States’ most famous park. In 1864 it was first protected and visitors today will find the natural beauty largely intact. But don’t think you’ll be able to see everything in a single visit. With over 1,200 square miles of land Yosemite National Park is huge. You can stay in Yosemite but you’ll need to make camping reservations well ahead of time as it’s a popular destination. Fun Things to Do … [Read more...]

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Lions, Alligators, and Bears Oh My! Planning a Family Vacation to the Everglades

Everglades family vacation ideas

If you're thinking about planning a family vacation to Florida, consider a visit to the Everglades! If Disney World is your first thought when someone says “Florida” you’re not alone. But, there’s much more to do in the sunshine state than visit amusement parks. Florida’s largest wildlife preserve is the Everglades National Park and for families that want an outdoor, educational adventure there are plenty of activities in which to take part. The area itself makes up 734 square miles at present however it originally was over 11,000 square … [Read more...]

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Camping in Sandbanks Provincial Park: Perfect Getaway For Reluctant Campers

Camping in Sandbanks

And they did it: my friends dragged me to camping in Sandbanks. I mean it : they dragged me! They booked 2 nights of camping in this provincial park. They provided my family with a tent and some sleeping bags. All I had to do is pack my clothes, some easy camping meals and drive to Sandbanks. I really was reluctant to go through the camping experience again. It's not that I don't like camping but it is not very comfortable and I hate bugs. But guess what: I LOVED the camping experience in Sandbanks Provincial park. I was with friends, the … [Read more...]

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Visit New Jersey for a Fun Family Travel Adventure #NJStrong

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This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. I've lived next door to New Jersey pretty much my whole life. I've literally stood in two states at once in New Jersey! Seriously, we have this cute foot bridge near us that crosses the Delaware. At one spot, you can have one foot in New Jersey and one in PA. As you can imagine, being such close neighbors means I've spent a lot of time checking out all that the state has to offer. The Jersey Shore was the first "real" beach I ever visited. … [Read more...]

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Planning Your Eco-Friendly Family Vacation to Mexico

Mexico Family Vacation

Eco-friendly, green, sustainable. These are all buzz words on the lips of everyone - including travelers and travel professionals. When you're planning a family vacation, you'll want to keep that in mind. There are some locations that are really going above and beyond to not only protect their natural resources but encourage visitors to take part and learn about conservation and take part in protection efforts. As the 7th most popular tourist destination in the world, Mexico has taken steps to become more eco-friendly and preserve its natural … [Read more...]

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Sanity-Saving Tech for Road Trips

Tech for Road Trips

It’s summer. You know what that means: road trips! They sound like a lot of fun until you start thinking about what that really means for you as a family. Long, boring, monotonous hours in the rain or on a featureless highway with endless choruses of, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” And all that awful fighting between siblings in the back seat, which threatens deadly distraction to the parent driving! There is hope in this age of technology! While I had those sorts of problems when I was traveling as a child in my parent’s car, we can … [Read more...]

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St. Thomas: Perfect for a Tropical Family Vacation

St. Thomas for a family vacation

Hearing the Caribbean call your family this year? The island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is a great destination for families to consider for a family vacation. Some cruises (affiliate link) make a port stop here but it’s also possible to fly in and spend more time exploring this destination. You won’t need a passport to make the trip if you’re a US citizen and its small size (around 32 square miles) means you can explore and get to know this location easily. Visiting St. Thomas For a Family Vacation Where to Stay There are many … [Read more...]

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Burnbrae Farm Tour: Getting Up Close & Personal With Eggs #BBFFarmTour

Burnbrae Farm Tour

Do you remember when I shared my excitement about visiting Burnbrae farm? Well, the visit happened last week and it was beyond my expectations . I was looking forward to touching a chicken, learning about eggs and having some fresh air. I got all that and more! Let me start the journey from the beginning. I took the train from Montreal to Brockville. It is a 2 hour train ride. One of the Burnbrae employees picked me up from the train station. While I was waiting for the other bloggers to come from Toronto, I had a nice chat with one of … [Read more...]

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Family Travel Water Adventures in Croatia

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Many families dream of taking a vacation in Italy, however Croatia its neighbor to the east offers some of the same experiences at a fraction of the cost. For families that are looking to have a great family travel adventure but are on a tighter budget, considering what Croatia has to offer makes sense. Family Travel in Croatia: Perfect for Water Lovers! With over 5,700km of coastline, over 1,000 small islands, more than 30 rivers, and dozens of lakes, Croatia is a water lover’s dream come true. For families with small kids canoe rides … [Read more...]

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Best National Parks for Family Vacations Across Canada

Best National Parks for Family Vacations Across Canada

A National Park  can be a great destination for your next family vacation! They offer so much for kids to see and do all year round! Most National parks in Canada offer the Parks Canada Xplorers program for kids. Upon admission to the park, your child will be given a booklet full of fun and educational activities to enjoy during their visit. Geocaching is a fun family activity that’s also available at most Canadian National Parks. You can even create your own geocaching adventure or create a cache! Learn more about Geocaching on your next … [Read more...]

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