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Free Vacation Budget Planner Printable

Having a vacation budget planner is something I recommend for most traveling families. Money is a hot topic for the majority of couples. You certainly don't want to start fighting about finances while you're on your trip. If both individuals know what to expect by way of spending, there is less ... READ the POST

Silverwood Theme Park – a great family vacation!

Two parks for the price of one, over 65 rides, slides, and shows; your family has to experience Silverwood Theme Park! It’s the largest theme park in the Northwest, and a must visit for anyone who loves roller coasters! Silverwood Theme Park is located in northern Idaho, about 30 minutes ... READ the POST

Disney Limited Time Magic

Do you have an upcoming trip to Disneyland or Disney World? I wanted to tell you about a fun program they're running in 2013, called "Limited Time Magic". This is actually what it sounds like; special "magical" events that occur for a limited time. The offers vary and can be found listed on the ... READ the POST

5 Reasons Why Travel is Good for Your Family

Have you been putting off traveling with your family due to work obligations, finances, or some other reason? I’m going to show you 5 reasons why travel is good for your family. All of these reasons can apply whether you travel far or stay close to home. The point is…everyone benefits from a little ... READ the POST

Packing List for Families

I'm a bit of a planner and a bit of a computer/tech lover, so I've had a lot of fun creating my own version of a packing list for families. Excel spreadsheets are so powerful and fun, I knew I had to turn our basic Word doc packing list into an interactive, mathematically functioning, customizable ... READ the POST

Cash + Miles: A Way to Save Money on Your Family Vacation

Have you ever noticed how expensive airline tickets can be in the summer time? I’m always amazed that a route I've bought for $225-$250 in the fall, winter, or spring, suddenly becomes $300-$350 in the summer months. For an average family of four, that adds $300-$400 to your vacation budget. ... READ the POST

Taking Kids Out of School for Vacation?

Today is a beautiful day in Seattle. We're looking at having a full week of glorious sunny days and warm temps. Anyone familiar with Seattle (even the Pacific Northwest) knows that this is a rare event. Late spring, summer, and early fall bring beautiful weather to this part of the country. However, ... READ the POST

Our Family Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian – Part 4: Activities Aboard

While we had so much fun enjoying the different ports of call; activities aboard the ship were also fabulous. One of our favorite things to do was watch the evening shows. Each evening they featured a special and unique show including musical numbers, magic, and comedy. The Stardust Theater is a ... READ the POST

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