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Tips for Planning a Family / Group Vacation on a Budget

Posted by on 1:32 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Family Travel | 6 comments

Tips for Planning a Family / Group Vacation on a Budget

According to a study done in 2018, the average cost per person was just over $1,000 when planning vacations. This may be fine if you’re traveling solo, or as a couple, but can become quite expensive for the whole family or a group of people.

Taking family vacations, or traveling with a group, can be a great way to break up your daily routine, and these types of trips have invaluable benefits when it comes to bonding.

But many people hold back because of the money.

So, whether you’re a couple with three kids, dreaming of a Eurotrip with your 5 best girlfriends, or planning a full scale family reunion, the following are our best tips for planning a budget friendly group vacation.

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6 Tips for Your First Time Flying with Children

Posted by on 10:12 am in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 0 comments

6 Tips for Your First Time Flying with Children

Flying with children may be new for you, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Children can travel at virtually any age, which means you don’t have to wait until they’re adolescents to put them on a plane.

Choose a destination, pack your luggage, and enjoy a safe and memorable flight by checking out these six tips for flying with kids.

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Why Toronto Is The Perfect Family Reunion Destination

Posted by on 5:59 pm in Canada, Family Travel | 0 comments

Why Toronto Is The Perfect Family Reunion Destination

In today’s age, family get-togethers have become a rare occurrence. Even with growing social networks online, distant relatives hardly get the time to meet and spend time with each other.

Family reunions offer a great sense of belongingness, rekindle relationships and an opportunity to bond between the next generation. Though what if your family members are spread out across the world, or across the country?

Toronto (Canada) is a great place to plan a family reunion; a central destination which makes for easy travel, with a number of outdoor places and plenty of activities for everyone in the family.

Here is a short guide on how to plan a successful family reunion in Toronto.

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Reasons You Shouldn’t Visit Tokyo Without a Trip to Tokyo DisneySea

Posted by on 7:11 am in Blog, Family Travel, Japan | 8 comments

Reasons You Shouldn’t Visit Tokyo Without a Trip to Tokyo DisneySea

My first ever trip overseas was to Japan when I was 15. It was a language immersion trip with my High School, and my name was pulled out of a hat for one of the coveted places.

And while this introduction to travel involved many cultural highlights like attendance at a local school, a homestay with a Japanese student, and traveling to Hiroshima to place 1,000 cranes, the one day I was most looking forward to was Tokyo Disneyland.

Fastforward 15 years, and I would find myself traveling back to Tokyo, with the sole purpose of visiting Tokyo DisneySea®. And, in a country where embracing worlds of fantasy is part of the cultural fabric, I discovered the same sense of pure joy and wonder as I had felt at age 15.

Tokyo DisneySea is an incredible theme park inspired by the myths and legends of the sea. And in the lead up to my trip, fellow adults would lose their composure and absolutely gush about how incredible their time at the park had been.

In the fierce debate about the best Disney park in the world, I feel confident awarding the title to Tokyo DisneySea. Here’s why.

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The 7 Best Family-Friendly Beaches Along the US East Coast

Posted by on 12:03 pm in Family Travel, United States | 2 comments

The 7 Best Family-Friendly Beaches Along the US East Coast

If you’re ready to book your next family holiday and you’re thinking of a beach destination along the US East Coast, this guide will help you plan the perfect beach vacation.

With well over 2,000 miles of coastline, that stretches across 15 US States, choosing a destination is often the toughest part of your planning. Though some beaches are a lot more family friendly than others!

To help you narrow down your choices we’ve compiled a list of the best family-friendly beaches on the East Coast that will make everyone happy. They’re as safe for your kids but still fun for adults!

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Safety Tips for Traveling with Small Kids

Posted by on 2:05 pm in Blog, Family Travel, Writers | 2 comments

Safety Tips for Traveling with Small Kids

The holiday season is upon us once again and it’s time for your family vacation. You already have a picture in your mind of a stress free holiday, where the kids are happy, as are mum and dad.

One of the most important elements to ensuring a stress free vacation is knowing everyone is safe. That’s not to say that you should spend the whole trip overly paranoid about “what can go wrong”, but it definitely helps if you’ve put a couple of precautionary measures in place.

Armed with some good organization, and the following advice, you can enjoy your holiday in the knowledge that everyone is safe.

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6 Ways to Bond With Each Other on a Family Trip Abroad

Posted by on 12:11 pm in Family Travel, Travel Tips | 4 comments

6 Ways to Bond With Each Other on a Family Trip Abroad

If you’re traveling as a family, it’s likely that you’ve set this time aside to bond with them. Travel is a fantastic way to bond with each other, and create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

Family travel can of course be more stressful than traveling alone; the logistics involved in coordinating group flights, accommodation, and tours, and trying your best to keep everyone happy and civilized!

But remember that less is often more when it comes to planning an itinerary, and if bonding is your main goal, the thing that matters most if that you’re spending quality time together.

The following are 6 ideas for bonding with each other when you’re on a family trip abroad.

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International Travel with Kids: Top Tips and How to Survive

Posted by on 5:44 pm in Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 6 comments

International Travel with Kids: Top Tips and How to Survive

Taking a trip by yourself or with your partner can be stressful enough, but when you add children into the mix, travel can become a whole new monster.

But don’t let the thought of potential chaos stop you from booking an enjoyable family holiday. With a little careful planning, vacations with your kids can be some of the most memorable moments you share with them.

Travelling internationally usually involves flights and unlike a simple road trip, you can’t simply threaten to turn the plane back around if your kids aren’t behaving.

If you’re pondering a family getaway, here are some top tips for making your holiday as stress-free as possible. Follow these helpful suggestions to give you and your family the best chance to survive your next holiday together.

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Travel Like a Pro (Even with Small Kids in Tow!)

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Travel Like a Pro (Even with Small Kids in Tow!)

Visiting new places can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. From the joy of meeting new people to experiencing different cultures and eating unusual foods, traveling is a wonderful way to enrich both your mind and your spirit.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to be young and carefree or older and wealthy to take advantage of everything the world has to offer. Even those with kids can have exciting and meaningful trips that involve more than the Disney Vacation Club.

The following are our top three tips for traveling like a pro even with your small kids in tow.

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Travelling From Sydney Airport with Kids in Tow? 3 Fair Dinkum Tips for a Stress-free Family Trip

Posted by on 9:59 am in Australia, Blog, Family Travel, Travel Tips | 22 comments

Travelling From Sydney Airport with Kids in Tow? 3 Fair Dinkum Tips for a Stress-free Family Trip

Whether you’re visiting relatives in New Zealand or soaking up the bright lights of Hong Kong, travelling with kids can really make those grey hairs sprout.

And the stress seems to ramp up days before the trip – youngsters spit the dummy for random reasons and teens whinge when they realise they might miss the Aussie tour dates for Taylor Swift.

But family travel can be much more Zen-like if you follow these three tips.

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