With Labor Day come and gone, kids across the country have returned to school and the end of summer is official. While you may still be scrambling to book a last-minute vacation before the weather turns sour, fall is actually a great time to take advantage of a host of shoulder season deals. If you couldn’t get away this summer because of tightened budgets and higher travel costs, fall actually could be an ideal time for a shorter family vacation. Sure, you may have to pull the kids ... [read more]
Author: Miss Julie
Date:September 10th, 2009
Back to School Time is just around the corner, which can mean a few different things: either you are scrambling to book a last-minute vacation or you are planning on going on a great vacation sans kids once they are busy and back to school (and can be left with the grandparents. Whatever your reason, it’s still not too late to book a family vacation. Well, maybe not, but a summer vacation could still be totally great). Southwest Airlines Vacations Family Destinations Lucky for those ... [read more]
While I have recently discovered that no martini buzz can quite recapture the feeling of that last day of school, booking a family vacation this summer is probably the best way to pretend like you are on vacation with your kids. (Well, maybe not, but a summer vacation could still be totally great). Southwest Airlines Vacations Family Destinations Lucky for those keeping a tight watch on family budgets this year, travel is actually a whole lot cheaper this summer than it was just last year. As it turns ... [read more]
One minute you rarely hear about a country, the next it is the darling of the travel world. If your take a bit of time looking at the various travel deals floating around the Web, the odds are good that you will quickly come across something to do with Belize. The Central American country is a hot travel destination this year and it is easy to understand why.
Just a two-hour flight from the continental United States, Belize is an easy-to-reach beach destination. It doesn’t hurt that the country has a ... [read more]
Date:May 17th, 2007
When I arrived in Fiji a few years back I had a backpack on my shoulder and a limited amount of money in my pockets. I was traveling by myself and merely had a travel guide to direct me. I had been on the road for weeks and was feeling completely worn down. I was lonely and tired of people. I had lost faith in humanity. All I wanted to do was go home, a sad thought considering I had just landed on an island that is close ... [read more]
Date:March 22nd, 2007
Have you seen the movie Home Alone? Of course you have. It is mandatory viewing for anyone who has children. It teaches us all a very important lesson about what happens when you leave one of your kids at home while you go away on vacation. Nothing good can come out of it even if your child can make adorable faces while putting on aftershave lotion.
In fact, you will have a much better time if you take the rugrats along with you. They might not always be happy ... [read more]
Date:February 14th, 2007
Traveling as a family can bring a family closer together and forge lasting memories. Those memories can range from the awful spending 10 hours in a car while your brother kicks you in the backseat to the amazing, like spending time with your parents in another country.
Exposing children to the joys and challenges of travel at an early age will pave the path for a lifetime of travel enjoyment. The challenge is finding a vacation that is right for the whole family. A vacation where kids ... [read more]
Date:February 9th, 2007