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.

Fundy Discovery Aquarium in New Brunswick: Interactive Family Fun

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During my trip to New Brunswick, I had the chance to visit the Fundy National Aquarium. I have already visited aquariums before but the Fundy one stood out.  It stood out because kids were really involved in the experience. They touched some of the aquatic animals, watched seahorses being fed and really got to interact with everything.  I even saw one of the largest lobsters. Don't worry, I did not eat it! Interactive Fun at the Fundy Aquarium in New Brunswick Seahorses The seahorses are fed at 10.15  and 2.30 pm. The kids (and the … [Read more...]

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There’s a Big Country Out There to Explore & You Have a Chance to See It! #USCCBigCountry

Ever wish you could get out and explore this Big Country? Check out how you can leave your home state with help from U.S. Cellular & the Travel Channel!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine. Did you know that millions of Americans have never left their home state? I think it's really hard for me to imagine. I live in Pennsylvania, right on the border of New Jersey and less than two hours from NYC. If I wanted to, I could literally walk to New Jersey. There's actually a foot bridge not far from me that lets you do that. You can stand in two states at once! I don't remember the first time I left my home state. I … [Read more...]

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The Most Unusual and Unique United States Tourist Attractions

Bored of the same beach vacation? Check out these unusual and unique United States tourist attractions and do something different for your family vacation!

Looking for something a little more unique for your family vacation than the typical beach or lake getaway? Did you know that the United States has some unusual and unique tourist attractions? Why not plan a vacation around one or more of them? You could even make a goal to see all the weirdest unique United States tourists attractions as a family before the kids head off to college! Here are some great places in the U.S. that you can visit that are unusual and unique. Related: Best Summer Family Travel Destinations for Hikers Unusual and … [Read more...]

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13 Outstanding Family Friendly Activities in New Brunswick #LetsGONB

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Remember a couple weeks ago I shared how excited I was to go to New Brunswick, Canada? Well, I'm back and had an amazing time! The whole time I was there, I couldn't wait to tell you about all the outstanding family friendly activities in New Brunswick! Before I went, I didn't know how much I was missing out on. The food, the views, the friendly people. Most of all, though, I didn't realize how many family friendly activities there really were in New Brunswick. My friends who went before told me to expect beaches and lobster. Yes, New … [Read more...]

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The Best Indoor Water Parks in the United States

Planning your family vacation but worried about it getting rained out? Check out one of these best indoor water parks in the United States!

Indoor water parks are a great part of summer. They are inside away from the hot summer sun and they are designed to keep families entertained for hours on end. Indoor water parks are also ideal for winter when it is cold and snowy outside but kids still want to play in the water like it is summer all over again. Here are some of the best indoor water parks in the United States. Related: Plan a Family Getaway to the Best Lake Vacations in the U.S. Best Indoor Water Parks in the United States Wilderness Territory Waterpark Resort- The … [Read more...]

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What Do Your Kids Really Want from Summer Vacations?

What do your kids really want from summer vacation? Here's a hint: it's not exotic trips to faraway lands with room service and over-scheduled activities! Find out from Kid President what your kids are really looking forward to!

This post is brought to you by SoulPancake. All opinions are our own. We talk a lot about family vacations on OurFamilyWorld. Where to go, what to see, how to have cheap family vacations that don't feel cheap. They all have one very important thing in common, though: the word "family." While family can be many different things: from a single mom and her son (like me!) to a huge blended family with six kids on each side, it's always about love and a unique bond. Vacations are a time to celebrate that love and renew that bond! So what do … [Read more...]

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Plan a Family Getaway to the Best Lake Vacations in the U.S.

Dreaming of fishing, boating and chilling on the dock by still waters? Check out our top picks for the best lake vacations in the U.S. & book your travel!

Lake vacations sometimes make the best vacations. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and having coffee on the deck overlooking the lake and then spending the day swimming, boating and rafting in the lake. While oceanfront property is at a premium during the summer, with thousands of lakes in the U.S., you have a better chance of finding a little peace and better deals, making them perfect cheap family vacations too. Here are some of the best lake vacations in the U.S. Related: National Parks to Visit This Summer Best Lake … [Read more...]

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Stunning Yet Cheap Family Vacation Ideas in Canada

You can pack your family and take cheap family vacations in Canada. Check out a few of our favorite ideas to get you started on your dream getaway!

You want to take a family vacation, but the thought of the cost has you stopped like rush hour traffic.  Fear not!  You can pack your family up in the caravan (or whatever vehicle gets you around these days) and take cheap family vacations in Canada.  Expand your vacation palate and discover something new on your adventure.  Here are a few ideas to get you started in your planning. Related: Cheap Family Vacations on the East Coast Cheap Family Vacations in Canada Visit a national park: First you should know that there is a fee, and you … [Read more...]

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5 Ways to Relax More on Your Family Vacation #VRMonth

Ever come home feeling like you need a vacation from your getaway? Check out these 5 easy ways to relax more on your next family vacation!

Let's be honest, family vacations can be a bit overwhelming if not planned properly. In fact, it's not uncommon to come home feeling like you need a vacation FROM your vacation! I took my son and younger cousin away for two days last summer. Just two days. While we had a great time, I was totally exhausted by the time we got back! All the running around, trying to find places that the kids both liked to eat, planning activities when it rained: so tiring! I think back to the vacations we took when I was a teenager. My mom always used vacation … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Summer Family Vacation Destinations in Canada & Abroad

Looking for an amazing family vacation destination for Canadians? Check out the top ten locations in both Canada and internationally!

Summer is officially here, which means it's time to take a break from your busy lifestyle and embark on a family vacation adventure! Not sure where to go? Our friends at Church and Dwight are sharing the top ten family vacation destinations both in Canada and abroad! Now, I'm going to tell you a quick little story. When I was little, I once got so car sick that my mom missed a turn trying to find a spot to pull over. We ended up getting lost for hours! After that, whenever we went anywhere, she gave me motion sickness medicine before leaving … [Read more...]

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