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.

All Inclusive (Cheap) Family Vacations in the Riviera Maya

Looking for fun cheap family vacations that don't feel cheap? Get away with all inclusive package deals to the Riviera Maya in Mexico with these deals!

Family vacations can get expensive, especially if you want to travel to a place like Riviera Maya in Mexico.  All inclusive resorts is the way to go for cheap family vacations that don't FEEL cheap!  But what does all inclusive mean exactly?  In general, it means all of your food and drinks are covered when you book your room.  Sometimes this includes alcohol and sometimes it does not.  Some resorts also include some amenities (such as sailing or snorkeling) in their all inclusive packages.  If your destination is the Riviera Maya, here are … [Read more...]

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Best Toddler Travel Beds for Family Vacations

Make sure everyone gets a good night's sleep in their own space during family travel with these best toddler travel beds in every budget range!

So the time has come where your baby has outgrown the portacrib and you are in search of the best toddler travel beds for those upcoming family vacations or trips to grandma's house.  At least that time has come for a friend of mine.  She visits her parents and like most of us, would like to avoid having her daughter sleep with her.  I don’t know how they do it, but I swear all kids are born with a special talent where they can take up an entire king size bed with just their tiny bodies!  Here are a few of my favorite toddler travel beds you … [Read more...]

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Cheap Family Vacations to the Caribbean

Dreaming of sipping coconut smoothies while lounging beach side but think you can't afford it? Check out these cheap family vacations in the Caribbean!

You want to plan your next family vacation in the Caribbean, but is it going to cost your kids’ college funds?  Good news, your kids can still go to college and you take them on a cheap family vacation!  The Caribbean offers many family friendly resorts at wallet saving prices.  Here are a few to help you get started on your search for an inexpensive family-friendly resort in the Caribbean! Related: Cheap Family Vacations on the East Coast Cheap Family Vacations to the Caribbean Comfort Suites Paradise Island (Bahamas-Paradise Island): A … [Read more...]

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Cheap Family Vacations on the East Coast

Looking for the best places to visit for cheap family vacations on the East Coast? You're in luck, the coast is FULL of so many great options! Check out a few of our favorite family travel ideas!

Looking for a great place for cheap family vacations? There is something about vacationing on the east coast that is so different from the rest of the country.  The east is rich in history, as it should be, being the first part of the country to be settled.  Many areas still have their cobblestone streets!  Of course there is always the Appalachian Trail to enjoy if you are an outdoors person.  It starts in Maine and ends in Northern Georgia.  If you are looking for some cheap family vacations, here are a few to enjoy! Best Cheap Family … [Read more...]

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Take a Family Vacation and Share Your Points with Another Family! #ShareForever

This summer, take a vacation and share the love with the IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” program! You'll earn points for your stay + points to share!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could not only get rewarded for all those family vacations that you take, but also share the love with another family? What if they could share THEIR loyalty points with you? You’d rack up your loyalty points a lot faster and be able to schedule even more fun family vacations this summer, right? With the IHG® Rewards Club “Share Forever” Summer Promotion, you actually can do that! Imagine this: you and … [Read more...]

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Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!

Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!

Photo Credit: Tourism PEI Flickr With summer vacation season rapidly approaching, it’s time to start planning your family’s getaway! Canada is filled with gorgeous family vacation destinations, including its prettiest province of all: Prince Edward Island. This summer, skip the loud theme parks and crowded cities. Instead, take a REAL vacation in tranquility! While Prince Edward Island is best known for its pristine beaches, scrumptious lobster and challenging golf courses, there’s so much more to do there. With great food, culture and … [Read more...]

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Tips from Moms for Camping with Toddlers

Looking for awesome tips for camping with toddlers? We have you covered! Check out what to pack, how to make it work and how to have a fantastic time!

With summer almost here and the outdoor fun season gearing up, we're seeing a lot of questions looking for tips for camping with toddlers. One mom on our favorite parenting forum asks: "My daughter will be 1 this summer and we would like to take her camping. Any suggestions on how to go about this ? Lol where should she sleep ...what should we bring?"  We're up for the challenge of answering that one! Planning a camping trip with toddlers has its challenges, but it can be done. You'll just need to make some plans ahead of time to make sure … [Read more...]

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Have a Family Adventure This May Long Weekend!

This May Weekend- and all summer long- plan a few fun adventurous family vacations in Canada and make exciting memories that will last a lifetime! Check out a few of our favorite travel destinations!

This post is brought to you by Church & Dwight. All opinions are our own For most Canadians, the May Long Weekend is more than just a Monday off- it's a time where fun in the sun and adventures reign! Time to get off the couches, the tablets and the tech and hit the great outdoors. Join in on the fun with a short adventurous family vacation that takes you on your own exciting adventure! Check out a few of our favorite ideas from our friends at Church & Dwight! Adventurous Family Vacation Ideas for the May Long Weekend Go whale … [Read more...]

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Unplug & Reconnect on Your Family Vacation at Ontario Carefree RV Resorts + Giveaway (US & CAN)

With so many fun amenities and something to do for everyone, Ontario Carefree RV Resort is the perfect cheap family vacation idea that never FEELS cheap!

Looking for cheap family vacations that don't FEEL cheap? You really can't go wrong with an RV vacation at Ontario Carefree RV Resorts! Think about it: you basically have all the comforts of home with the excitement of camping! Plus, with an RV, you can get up and go anywhere you want. Of course, if you don't have an RV, you can always rent a rustic cabin! At Ontario Carefree RV Resorts, you'll find something for everyone. Check out a few of our favorite features of this premier summer , then find out how you can save big on your summer … [Read more...]

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National Parks to Visit This Summer

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In 2014, almost 70 million people visited national parks in America. If you're trying to find a place to visit this spring or summer, consider one of these fantastic national parks. 1. Acadia Located in Maine, Acadia National Park is primarily located on Mount Desert Island, which includes seaside villages and parkland. The area is especially popular in July, when Independence Day activities take over the town. There's also beach camping, which is especially perfect when the weather's warm. 2. Glacier Located in Montana, Glacier … [Read more...]

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