Curious about the details of our recent trip to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day? I'll be talking all about it with Jody Halsted of Ireland Family Vacations live on Blab on Sunday April 17th at 2pm CT/3pm EDT.
I have traveled multiple times to both Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California and love staying on Disney property. I recently had an opportunity to stay at the Disneyland Hotel which originally opened in 1955 just a few short months after the opening of the Disneyland Park. The hotel has undergone a complete renovation in recent years and I think it is a great choice for visitors. Here are 11 reasons why.
The primary reason that we planned our recent spring break trip to Ireland was to satisfy our 12 year-old daughter, Emma, but it also allowed me to check an item off my own travel bucket list. Being of Irish heritage, we always celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the idea of visiting Ireland for the holiday seemed like an (at least) once-in-a-lifetime sort of experience.
Almost exactly 20 years ago, my husband and I traveled to Ireland and Scotland on our babymoon (although that term wasn't used in 1996). It was our last vacation before we became parents and it was a memorable two weeks despite my constant lack of energy. We will soon be returning to Ireland for the first time since and I couldn't be more excited. Unfortunately, Katie won't be able to join us as she is in her 2nd year of university studies and has a different spring break than her 12 year-old sister.
If you are planning to take your kids to LEGOLAND California then you should consider booking a stay at the LEGOLAND Hotel. From the moment you arrive at the front entrance it will be obvious that this is a hotel like no hotel your family has ever stayed at before. Staying here is a fun way to extend the theme park experience that your kids will never forget. For LEGO fans, it truly is "the ultimate sleepover"!
A trip to Europe can be an expensive proposition for anyone but the financial burden is even greater for families. The costs of airfare for multiple people, accommodations that are suitable for more than two, food, transportation and activities can make a European vacation seem like an impossible dream. It is possible for a family to travel in Europe for not much more than a domestic trip would cost though as long as they are mindful of their budget. These tips will help families plan a European family vacation that won't break the bank.
As a mother of two girls living in Canada, it's difficult for me to imagine that there are parts of the world where girls are still denied their right to an education but unfortunately that is the reality for far too many. Girls just like Malala Yousafzai.
During spring break in March of last year, my husband, our 11 year-old daughter and I traveled to Europe and split our time between two cities - 4 nights in Amsterdam followed by 4 nights in London. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and departed on Tuesday morning but managed to see a fair bit considering that jet lag impacted our first day in the city. In retrospect though, it would have been nice to have an additional day in Amsterdam just to wander the city. This is our itinerary for a long weekend in Amsterdam with kids.
Sticking to a budget when traveling is difficult under any circumstances but is even harder when traveling abroad and fluctuating exchange rates are factored in. One way to manage finances while traveling and enjoy a stress-free vacation is to use a prepaid travel FX card such as the one recently introduced by SellOffVacations. Using a SellOffVacations Travel FX card is the safe, easy and convenient way to travel with foreign currency and vacationers will return home knowing exactly how much they have spent.
I have a milestone birthday coming up this year - I'll leave you to guess which one but it ends in zero and is a number that has prompted many a mid-life crisis! Although I still have more than 11 months before my late December birthday, I have already started to think about what I have accomplished in my life and what I still want to do.
Welcome to Gone with the Family! I'm Lisa and I'm on a mission to show my kids the world - one trip at a time! This site is about the adventures that we have had along the way - 20 years and counting. We hope to inspire you to
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