We’re getting ready to go on a little vacation. Just a few days in peace down in Longboat Key, Florida, which is one of my favorite places in the world. We thought we’d take the chance to get away and celebrate our anniversary and have some time for just us before the babies arrive!
We’ve actually been talking a lot about traveling here recently, because it’s something we love to do together, and how we hope the kids will love it, too! So when Carol from Click Intelligence sent me an article regarding a variety of places to take your kids traveling to, I was interested to see what was recommended. Check it out!
Kids grow up fast; everybody knows that, especially parents. So it’s important to take some to take your kids to see some amazing and unforgettable places whenever you can. These experiences will create memories that will last a lifetime, and they’ll help your children grow into well-rounded individuals who have a true appreciation for adventure, travel, spending time with family, and culture.
With so many great places to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your options when you’re trying to figure out the perfect destination for your kids to see with you before they grow up. To help with this decision, check out the five must-see places below.
Believe it or not, Las Vegas, Nevada is more than just a destination for adults. In fact, it’s a great destination for a family vacation, and your kids can experience a variety of fun activities both indoors and in the great outdoors. Plus, they’ll get to experience this thriving city, filled with culture and entertainment, from a fresh perspective, without being focused on the casinos that adults focus on.
We just came back from a quick getaway for Valentine’s Day, which has got me thinking of going on another trip already! You know the feeling? You get a taste of traveling and suddenly you want to go further and stay longer!
So, in lieu of that, I put together a few ideas for all of you as to how you can get the MOST out of your travels!
Because it’s important to get value for money when you’re away. You want your break to run smoothly, so that you have as many positive and memorable experiences as possible. However, many people go to their travel destination and miss out on most of the amazing things these destinations have to offer. This doesn’t have to be the case. Here are five ways you can ensure you have more fulfilling holidays.
Research Your Destination
Whether you’re travelling in your own country or going far away, it’s important to find out as much as possible about the place you will be visiting. There’s no excuse for not carrying out this research. There are countless tourist guides, books and online resource packed with information about almost every holiday location in the world. The most important details you need to find out about include information about travel, accommodation, local customs and culture, the cost of living, currency values, tourist attractions, shopping, entertainment venues and places to eat and drink. Once you do this groundwork before going on a holiday, it will be more likely that your stay will run more smoothly than not preparing for this event.
The following is an actual conversation between my husband and I:
Me: I’m not going camping.
J: Well, why not?!
Me: Um, birds and snakes and ants and bears and other insects…just a few reasons for ya.
J: We should do a test run!
Me: A test run?
J: A pitch-a-tent-in-the-backyard test run!
Me: Jerrod, I’m not going camping.
J: In the backyard!!!
Me: Jerrod, I’m not going camping. My foot is down. Actually, both my feet are down. No camping.
Jerrod: But we already have a fire pit in the backyard and everything!
Me: And you know what? I already have a bed INSIDE the house. I’m not going camping.
J: You never want to do ANYTHING FUN!
Perhaps that conversation didn’t go the way he wanted it to because he used the word TENT and not the word RV. I’m just sayin’. If “camping” could look something like this…
…then I’d be a bit more up for tagging along!
Well…apparently, it CAN, according to John from Smooth Decorator! He’s here today to give us some RV camping trip essentials! Take it away, John!
RV camping trips are an excellent activity for a summer holiday: you’ll get to spend more time outdoors, explore new areas and possibly even meet new people. But in some cases, things can get out of hand on the go, which is why it is vital to have all the gear necessary for the trip packed in advance and ready for use. To help you stay on top of RV camping essentials, we have a short list of items and gizmos you should definitely have at hand during your summer adventure.
Summer is almost over, y’all. I know. It’s sad. Before you know it, the winter blues and blahs will be totally getting you down. Why not make your plans NOW to explore some new territory via a much deserved vacation during the coldest time of the year? In other words, get out of the house and out of the frigid North! There’s plenty of fun and adventure to be had down yonder in the sunny South. By then, you’ll have the money and the vacation time saved up. Now is the time to make a plant and put it to good use. You’ve scrimped and saved and stinted yourself long enough. Why not pamper yourself with a sweet sunny Southern vacation?
South of the Border, so to Speak
Of course, the continent we live on is called North America for a reason. It isn’t exactly full of year round balmy weather, as any lifelong resident of Chicago could easily see. But, even so, it does have its share of places that are almost as truly tropical as any island in the Caribbean. You can travel down to the sunny South to find a balmy climate and plenty of good times. (I should know, I LIVE here!) But, of course, you’ve got to plan your travel like a pro in order to make the best vacation trip. So how do you do it?
I’ve been in the middle of a photo project at my house, and I came across a scrapbook I made after a missions trip I took to London. Yep! Quite the missions trip, huh? I was re-living it with my hubby, who has never been out of the country, and we were chatting about where we would like to visit together. We chalked up a few things for that year when we decide to take “the big trip”, and didn’t say much more about it.
So imagine my intrigue when Joey Ferrer contacted me regarding a post on European travel destinations! So take a moment and dream with me about the perfect summer trip for YOUR family!
Europe is one of the world epicenters for culture, history and politics – it’s also filled with relaxing and scenic landscapes. Travelling to Europe with your family can be a tremendously rewarding and memorable experience. But what places offer the best opportunities to bring the whole family closer together? From the beach to the city, here are seven of Europe’s best family destinations.
London is amazing in the summer. Stroll the Thames and take in sites like Big Ben, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Tower of London. Then head to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens for a horseback ride and some fun for the kids in the water-feature playground. In the evening grab dinner in Soho, then stop in the West End for a critically acclaimed showing of Matilda.