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.

What To Consider When Renting A Family Vacation Home

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Planning a family vacation and looking to rent a house?  This is a little different than staying at a hotel.  Most (if not all) vacation rental homes will come fully furnished with everything you need such as pots and pans and bedding.  You might want to bring your own pillows, and definitely will have to go food shopping.  Vacationing at a rental home can create some great memories!  Here are a few ideas on where to look. What to Consider Before Booking Your Family Vacation Package What To Consider When Renting A Family Vacation … [Read more...]

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Best Summer Family Travel Destinations for Hikers

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If you are looking for some great hiking spots to take your family to in the US, you have come to the right place!  There are so many amazing and different family travel destinations for hikers, and they will love to see something new and exciting.  Maybe you are looking for a different kind of family vacation than you are used to, hiking offers a way to bond and get some exercise while seeing some sights you wouldn’t see if you chose to stay at sea level.  Below is a list of different hiking areas in the US for you and your family to try … [Read more...]

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Family Vacation Vs. Staycation: Making the Most of Your Time Off

Whether you're planning a family vacation away or thinking about relaxing close to home with a staycation, check out these tips to make the most of it.

Whether you're planning an exotic family vacation or just taking some time off to relax at home during Spring Break, everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation, right? Let's be honest, this winter has been INSANE! Between the Arctic temperatures, the weekly storms and the worst cold & flu season in years, we're all a little frazzled. I know I can't wait to take a break from everything and just have some fun! So how do you make the most of your time off? Check out some great family vacation versus staycation tips from our friends at … [Read more...]

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5 Cheapest Summer Family Travel Destinations in the US

Traveling on a budget but still want a great family vacation? Check out the five cheapest family travel destinations in the US that don't scrimp on fun!

Want to go on a family vacation, but don’t want to spend a ton of money? Although family vacations can definitely get pricey, careful planning and the right destination can help lighten the financial burden. Here are five cheap travel destinations that are perfect for a budget-friendly vacation. What to Consider Before Booking Your Family Vacation Package Cheapest Places in the US for your Family Vacation Myrtle Beach Ready for some fun in the sun? Then you need to plan your family vacation to Myrtle Beach. With the popularity of … [Read more...]

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Take a Family Vacation in Texas for the Adventure of a Lifetime + $1,000 Giveaway

What to do on a Family Vacation in Texas: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Texas is such an exciting family vacation destination for Canadians! I had the chance to visit the Lone Star State a couple of years ago for a conference. While I flew solo for that vacation. I’m definitely looking forward to returning with my family in the near future! Everyone was so friendly down there and the food was simply amazing! What to do on a Family Vacation in Texas Since I was alone and attending a conference, I didn’t get to see nearly as much of Texas as I wanted to see. Of course, with 7 geographical regions, each with … [Read more...]

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Family Friendly Spring Break Vacations In Canada

Looking for the best places to go for family vacations in Canada during spring break? Check out a few of our favorite family-friendly destinations!

Spring break is a great time to plan family vacations in Canada.  The weather is warming up, flowers are starting to bloom and people are making their way outdoors from their winter hibernation.  Where do you take your family for a fun, family friendly vacation?  Below is a list of places to take your family on a spring break vacation in Canada. Our Favorite Canada Parks for Fun Family Vacations Spring Break Family Vacations in Canada Niagara Falls Of course you want to see the falls when you are here.  And there are many ways to see … [Read more...]

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Family Friendly Spring Break Vacations In The US

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Spring break family vacations are ones to look forward to!  It is such a nice break from the long winter, because let’s face it, even though it’s ‘spring break’, it can still feel much like winter in many parts of the US!  So where do you go to take your family on a nice vacation?  Below are some great suggestions for Spring break family vacations destinations in the US. 2015 Travel Trends to Help You Plan Family Vacations 5 Best Winter Family Vacations In The US Family Vacations: Best Spring Break Destinations The Breakers, … [Read more...]

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Taking Advantage of Last-Minute Family Travel Deals

Wondering how to take advantage of those great last-minute family travel deals you see online? Check out our tips for making the most of them!

Traveling is such a great experience!  Family travel creates such great memories and traditions with your kids, it is often hard to pass up the opportunity to get away.  It is not impossible to do last minute!  Need a break from the daily grind?  Keep on reading for some tips on how to take advantage of last minute  travel deals with kids! How to take advantage of great last-minute family travel deals Affiliate links included below. Thanks for your support! Pack Your Bags: If you have your luggage packed, you can leave quickly.  Of … [Read more...]

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What to Consider Before Booking Your Family Vacation Package

Planning a trip to escape the cold? Check out the top things to consider when comparing family vacations packages. These tips save time and money!

Planning a family vacation can be work!  You might need a vacation from planning your vacation.  Luckily there are lots of websites available now to help you find the best family vacation packages.  Keep in mind, the best deal does not mean the cheapest.  When comparing family vacation packages, compare what you are getting for your money.  Below are some things to think about when planning your next family vacation. What to consider when comparing family vacation packages This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your … [Read more...]

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2015 Travel Trends to Help You Plan Family Vacations

Getting ready to plan your family vacations for next year? Check out the 2015 travel trends to find out the best places to go, when to travel and more!

Choice Hotels recently released their 2015 travel trends survey findings and we thought we'd share some of the interesting results with you as you start planning family vacations! Some of the trends are quite surprising. For example, 26 percent of those surveyed said they would give up their smartphone during their vacation if it meant getting a discount! Considering how connected we all are these days, that is quite surprising to me. Oddly, free Wi-Fi still ranked as one of the most important free hotel amenities. So we'll give up our phones, … [Read more...]

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