Norway is known for stunning natural beauty with its fjords and forests, waterfalls and Northern Lights. Oslo is all of this and more with its world class museums and architecture on display throughout the city and along its beautiful waterfront. The city is extremely family friendly and easy to navigate using your feet or public transportation. The Norwegian capital will delight in many ways, but we’re sharing 7 things families will love to do in Oslo, Norway.
One might not naturally make a connection when it comes to America’s historical homes and a popular dessert, but when you learn about the history of chocolate in colonial America, the relationship seems obvious. I recently traveled to The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee with American Heritage Chocolate to learn about the home of President Andrew Jackson and the history of chocolate in Colonial America and came away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for both. The Hermitage is not your typical presidential site and American Heritage Chocolate is not your typical chocolate which makes the relationship a special one indeed.
This year the National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of service, making this a perfect time to get out and explore the natural beauty of our country. Capitol Reef National Park in Utah is one of many national parks worth exploring. This hidden treasure located in south central Utah is a land of cliffs and crevices, domes and natural bridges, and endless outdoor adventures. If your family loves exploring, we have 5 reasons adventurous families will love Capitol Reef, Utah.
Many adults are overwhelmed when planning a vacation two hours away, let alone heading to a country half way across the world. Imagine how a child feels when then are told they will be traveling to a foreign country. Children thrive on routine, and can experience anxiety when they are told they will be leaving the comforts of home to visit a new place where people don’t speak their language, and live a lifestyle different from their own. There are many ways to prepare your children for what they will experience, hopefully allaying their fears well before heading to the airport.
A family vacation to Walt Disney World can be expensive, but over the years we have discovered many options for saving money on food, transportation, and lodging. We have found we can spend less by staying at a property where we have access to the theme parks and enough room for our family of five to spread out and be comfortable. There are many properties like this, but where should you begin? Over the years I have heard about Disney Vacation Club (DVC) and the value it provides to Walt Disney World guests. When looking at affordable DVC options, we came across SellMyTimeshareNow.com, a timeshare resale/rental company, and found they have multiple pages of information on the Disney Vacation Club,… [Read More]
Even if you are not a large family, you can learn to save money from the tips I’m about to share. One of the more difficult issues we have encountered in our travels is finding suitable accommodation for our family of five. It seems most hotel rooms are built for a family of four and when traveling abroad, many hotels won’t allow more than two to a room due to fire code regulations. So what is a family of five (or more to do)? You have to get creative with your lodging.
We all know it is important to take steps to prepare your home for vacation and make sure everything is covered while you are away. In the days leading up to departure I often find myself overwhelmed by the number of tasks that need to be completed. Not only are there animals to tend to, phone calls to make, and bills to pay, there are clothes to be washed and packed as well. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your family is ready for their next adventure, so once you reach your destination you can sit back, relax, and know that everything is safe back home.
If your family is planning a trip to Spain, and you want to make sure the kids have a good time, some times a good way to achieve that is through a family friendly tour. Real Barcelona Tours has guides that are local, English-speaking experts in art, history, and archaeology. They provide child-friendly tours with activities such as scavenger hunts to engage your children during the trip. Do your kids think art and museums are boring? If so, Real Barcelona Tours are perfect for your family, because fun and learning are guaranteed.
Munich is the heart of Bavaria, where locals welcome visitors with open arms. With year round festivals, outdoor beer gardens, and stellar attractions, the city is pleasant for adults and families alike. Whether you choose to stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Town or make use of the city’s excellent transportation system, one thing is for sure. The sights and sounds of Munich will appeal to visitors of all ages.
With its majestic Sonoran desert scenery and rapid renovation of its downtown, Phoenix, Arizona, is not as it appears. The city and its surrounding suburbs are a desert playground. Often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, it is surrounded on all sides by mountains and thrives on copious amounts of sunshine. There is an abundance of family friendly things to do on a weekend in Phoenix, so Expedia.com asked me to narrow it down to help plan your next trip.