15 TIPS FOR PLANNING AFFORDABLE FAMILY VACATIONS If you're looking for an affordable family vacation and hot family travel bargains, here are fifteen ways to find the biggest family vacation deals, cut costs, and make great memories on your family's next trip..... (click here for more)
KIDS' AIRPORT DIVERSION GUIDE Flying with kids can be a challenge. Cooped up in a confining airplane for hours, herded through security, and generally cranky, they crave entertainment and diversion. Cheapflights.com has provided a great Kids Airport Diversion Guide to help you find diversion and entertainment for your family in airports across the United States and in major international destinations...... (click here for more)
KIDS FLYING SOLO: TIPS FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS Summer and school holidays are family travel red-zone periods. If you're planning to send your kids on a flight alone, here are a few family travel tips to follow...... (click here for more)
Planning a Mediterranean Family Cruise Mediterranean cruises make great European family vacations and multigenerational trips. If you're planning to travel with the kids on a Mediterranean cruise family vacation, get tips and answers to your most frequently asked questions here......(click here for more)
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS LOST When my family took a cruise vacation last summer, I thought we were prepared. We had our sunscreen, our walking shoes, and our snorkeling fins. We’d talked to our two grade-school-aged girls about using their best manners and taking naps during the hottest part of the Caribbean days. We’d even read ahead about our island destinations so that we could take in the very best tourist sites during our time ashore. We were not prepared to lose sight of our eight-year-old daughter at one of the largest hotels and water parks in the world....... (click here for more)
GOING IT ALONE: 12 TIPS FOR VACATIONING WITH GRANDCHILDREN Many of today's seniors are craving more time to connect with their grandchildren. That's just one reason why multigenerational travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the leisure travel market. According to the Travel Industry Association of America, thirty percent of traveling grandparents in the U.S. have taken at least one vacation with their grandchildren and that number is expected to skyrocket..... (click here for more)
Ten Tips for Best Viewing Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade In NYC New York City is the most popular choice for Thanksgiving family travel and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tops the list of family must-see events. If your family is planning to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, here are ten great tips for enjoying the experience...... (click here for more)
TIPS FOR PLANNING AN AFRICA FAMILY SAFARI
This year, many parents and grandparents are seeking out wildlife-rich destinations for their next family vacation. An Africa safari is the ultimate family adventure, but planning such a trip can be daunting. That’s why it’s wise to consult with an expert.....
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HOW TO PACK IN A CRUNCH: 5 GREAT TIPS FOR FAMILIES Every family knows how stressful it is to pack before a vacation. Packing can be a struggle for some people, but for others, utilizing certain strategies and products can make the process a breeze. All that planning and huffing and puffing to just get the suitcase to close can be exhausting, so here are a few tips to help make your packing less stressful..... (click here for more)
TEENS FOR A CHANGE: FINDING A GREAT VOLUNTEER VACATION TRIP The popularity of teen volunteer vacation programs has been soaring in the last few years. These trips with a purpose allow teens to get a new perspective on the world, make a difference in the lives of others, and grow in the process. While numerous opportunities are available in the United States, the most popular trips are often those to exotic destinations around the globe..... (click here for more)
6 WAYS TO TAKE THE BITE OUT OF VACATION COSTS When planning a vacation, there can be several stressful financial factors leading to the actual trip, like how to afford the trip and expenses that could occur during travel. The experienced travelers of InterContinental Hotels Group's Priority Club have provided some great ideas for our readers on how to alleviate the burden of worrying about finances..... (click here for more)
15 MONEY-SAVING TRAVEL TIPS FOR SUMMER FAMILY VACATIONS Parents in the midst of planning this year's summer family vacation are looking for ways to stretch their travel budget. In this article, the Family Travel Network staff reveals some of their best money-saving travel tips for family vacations and trips. If you're busy planning your family's next getaway, these fifteen tips and insider secrets will save money on your family's next vacation...(click here for more)
CRUISE LINE MINIMUM AGE POLICIES Cruise lines have strict minimum age policies that apply to infants as well as guests under 21 years of age. These age limitations vary by both cruise line and type of itinerary. Some cruise lines also require minors to produce specific documents at time of boarding. It's important to be aware of all of these age and documentation requirements to avoid being denied boarding without refund at time of embarkation...(click here for more)
10 MONEY-SAVING SECRETS FOR ORLANDO FAMILY VACATIONSIf you're planning a family vacation in Orlando, there are a number of ways to stretch your family travel dollars. Here are 10 great budget-saving family travel tips help you find deals, save money, and get the most out of your Orlando family vacation ...
Wrap It Up: 10 Tips For Saving Money On Holiday Vacation Travel
Family travel is shaping up to be very expensive during this year's holiday season, so if you haven't made your plans - do it now. Family vacation shoppers are likely to find higher prices and fewer cheap travel deals due to an unfortunate trifecta of expensive fuel costs, limited available seats, and fewer cheap airfares. More than ever, shopping early will be one of the most important keys to scoring holiday travel savings this year.
TRAVEL TIP: PLANNING AND PACKING TIPS FOR FAMILY VACATION CAR TRIPS Traveling with kids takes more planning to be successful, but the rewards are tremendous. Showing your children a bit of the world is a great investment in their education. History and geography become real when kids see the Liberty Bell or touch actual wagon train ruts on the Oregon Trail. Even with gasoline at record high prices, the family car trip is still the most popular way to go on a summer vacation. ......
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TRAVEL TIP: PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE A HURRICANE IS ON THE HORIZON When Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Charley hurried towards Florida earlier this summer, families who had previously purchased travel insurance breathed a sigh of relief. By purchasing travel insurance, their family had a powerful defense against the financial impact of potential trip cancellations. However, it was too late for family vacationers who waited and tried to insure their travel plans after the hurricanes developed.....
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12 WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FAMILY TRAVEL BUDGET Parents in the midst of family vacation planning are always looking for ways to stretch their travel budget. In this article, the Family Travel Network staff reveals some of today's latest and best money-saving travel tips for family trips. If you're busy planning your family's next getaway, these twelve tips and insider secrets will save tons of travel dollars on your family's next vacation.....(click here for more)
BOOKING ROOMS ONLINE FOR FAMILY TRIPS TO EUROPE: CHECK THE FINE PRINT TO AVOID SEEING RED When booking rooms for any vacation, it's always important to read the fine print. This axiom is particularly important when booking family-sized European accommodations online. Ignore this advice at your own peril, as it could easily send your carefully planned budget hundreds of dollars into the red. One of our readers found out the hard way, and wrote to suggest that we alert other families to this potential planning pitfall....(click here for more)
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON A NIGHTMARISH VACATION? The Family Travel Network has done an in-depth investigation on Vacation Disasters. We've put together some tips on what to do when bad things happen, how to complain and our favorite horror stories....(click here for more)
FAMILY TRAVEL'S BEST-KEPT SECRET If you're dreading that family trip by car or plane, here's a great way to banish the "are we there yet?" blues. To eliminate frayed nerves on the journey, pack a travel knapsack for your kids. Essentially the equivalent of a goodie bag, this is an essential for enjoying a trip with pre-schoolers or school age kids...(click here for more)
SURVIVING THE DRIVE: FAMILY ROAD TRIPS MADE SIMPLE Just in time for Summer family travel...(click here for more)
PACKING THE FAMILY The key to successful packing is planning. Begin by asking yourself the who, what, where, when, why and how of your trip...(click here for more)
PLANNING LONG WINTER WEEKENDS Ahhhhh there's nothing like just relaxing during the long, cold, winter months. --NOT! If your family suffers from the winter boredom blahs then keep reading… ....(click here for more)
TRAVEL TIP: PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE A HURRICANE IS ON THE HORIZON When Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Charley hurried towards Florida earlier this summer, families who had previously purchased travel insurance breathed a sigh of relief. By purchasing travel insurance, their family had a powerful defense against the financial impact of potential trip cancellations. However, it was too late for family vacationers who waited and tried to insure their travel plans after the hurricanes developed.....(click here for more)
PLANNING A GREAT FAMILY WINTER WEEKEND GETAWAY Thinking about travel to the slopes for a long weekend family ski and/or snowboarding vacation this season? A little research and advance planning can make big difference in the success of your family trip. This is even more important if you're considering family travel over a major holiday weekend in January or February, during popular school holiday vacation periods, or in the midst of prime spring break weeks. Here's how to make the perfect winter vacation happen for your family. (read more)
AN EXPERT'S TIPS ON CHOOSING WINTER RESORT CHILD CARE Parents, rest assured: a couple who skis does not have to curtail theirtravel activities once a baby comes along. The top ski resorts and many other resorts catering to family vacations have a full complement of possibilities for child care, including nurseries, day time and evening babysitters, and programs for young children. To ensure a positive family experience, parents will want to check out each program just as they would investigate a child care provider at home, and think carefully about what would work best for their little one. (read more)
10 TIPS FOR SAVING BIG ON HOLIDAY VACATION TRAVEL
Travel during this year's holiday seasons is shaping up to be expensive. Travel and vacation shoppers are likely to find higher prices and fewer cheap deals due to an unfortunate trifecta of expensive fuel costs, fewer available seats, and smaller numbers of cheap airfares.
Airfare analyst Bob Harrell says that the number of available seats on U.S. flights is down 2% so far this year . . . (read more)
15 Tips for Planning Last-Minute Family Vacations During School Holidays
If you're just starting to think about making your family's travel plans during the upcoming school holidays, you're not alone. According to researchers, most families still schedule their vacations during school holiday periods, although some are opting to take their children out of school to travel during off-peak times. If you're looking for family travel bargains or ways to make your family's..........(read more)