It's summer time, and many of you are planning trips to a theme park. It can be overwhelming, for sure, but tons of fun and a great place to build memories that will last a lifetime. Every parent ends up coming up with their own strategies but here are five suggestions for making your next theme park adventure a little easier for you and your family. Go During the Slow Times It may seem impossible to do, especially during the summer months, but try to go during slow times - especially ... Continue Reading
Make your next theme park adventure a little less stressful and a little more fun.
Tips for divorced parents planning summer vacation for their kids.
Summer vacation has arrived in full swing, and with it trips to the beach, hanging out at the pool, and fun in the summer sun. For some kids with divorced parents - it also may mean a trip to stay with their other parent for an extended period of time. While this is becoming more and more common, it doesn't make it any easier when it happens in our own lives. There are several issues that can cause anxiety - but addressing those situations head-on, along with a little planning, can make ... Continue Reading
FInd ways to save money on travel, hotels, and transportation this summer.
Summer is looming and it's time to start planning those summer vacations. Unfortunately, with the cost of camps, activities and childcare, it can be costly to add on a getaway. If you're thinking of heading out of town for a family vacation, check out these ten tips for saving money. Book your trip at the end of the summer. Mid-August through the end of September is considered a non-peak travel time, and you'll find lower rates on both airfare and accommodations. Sign up ... Continue Reading
Discover the must-see sights, rides, and restaurants when traveling to Disney World in Orlando.
Headed on a family trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth? Disney World is that once-in-a-lifetime family destination, where even mom and dad get to be a kid again. Where else can you have a mad tea party with Alice in Wonderland, set off on a Jungle Cruise, and eat breakfast with Winnie the Pooh - all in one day? If you're only in Disney World for a few days it can be hard to decide which attractions to hit and which to miss. Check these 15 Walt Disney World Resort must-dos off your Disney ... Continue Reading
Planning a trip to Canada? Start with one of these 5 beautiful cities.
When it comes to vacationing, many people head south to take advantage of the warm weather and sunny beaches. Why not look toward the northern skies? There's an equally close destination - Canada! The country itself is quite large and the population is modest, giving the North American nation vast areas of untouched land as well a bustling city centers. If you've been considering a trip north of the border but aren't sure where you want to go, here's a great list of five wonderful ... Continue Reading
Ten fun and educational sights to see in Washington D.C.
A trip to our nation's capital is a must-do for every family looking for a vacation that's both fun and educational. History will come alive before your eyes as you stroll up the steps of the Capitol, catch a glimpse of the Wright 1903 Flyer, and pledge allegiance to the original Star-Spangled Banner. Here are ten don't miss family experiences while touring Washington D.C. Ride a bike around the iconic Washington Monument. Start out your visit to D.C. at the Washington Monument, the ... Continue Reading
Travel to one of these tropical destinations for a summer destination wedding or honeymoon.
Summer is fast approaching and most of us are eager to welcome the season associated with fun, sun and ... weddings! While many couples spend months planning ahead, others might still be looking for a great getaway to celebrate their nuptials and honeymoon. Planning a wedding can be stressful so it's not surprising that most brides and grooms really look forward to being able to unwind on their honeymoon - and enjoy those first few days as husband and wife. It can be hard to narrow down a ... Continue Reading
Ten activities if you visit Montreal during the springtime.
Montreal is a blast in the winter, when snow blankets the city in splendor, but the springtime is when Quebec's cultural capital truly blooms. Everywhere you go, you'll see families - both native Montréaliens and out-of-towners - frolicking under the first rays of spring sunshine, enjoying urban sports, sidewalk cafes and parks. Here are ten don't miss spring experiences for families visiting Montreal. Discover Montreal by bicycle. Explore the history, neighborhoods and ... Continue Reading
Tips for traveling this spring break season.
Spring Break rolls around each year and we've got tips for making the most of the week-long vacation. If you are fortunate enough to have the time off and plan to get away for a few days, there are some great ways that you can use this week to strengthen your relationships. So many people look back on those stolen Spring Break moments happily later in life and, with a little planning, you can ensure that your family spends that time making memories. Plan Ahead Plan ahead. Yes, this ... Continue Reading
Visiting a national park makes for a low-cost family vacation. Plan yours today.
Looking for an affordable family vacation? Look no further than our stunning national parks, which give you and your kids the chance to explore majestic beauty while setting out on incredible outdoor adventures. Perhaps best of all, with free fee days and excellent, free family programs, visiting a national park makes for a low-cost family vacation. The National Park Service recently announced its “Fee Free Days” for 2013 (dates here), offering free access to all ... Continue Reading