Posts Tagged ‘family holiday’

Travel Tips: 5 Things to do when the Weather Brings Black Clouds on Your Family Holiday

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So you talk about your vacation plans with your family one night at the table. You research the best deals for accommodation and plot out the details with your wife over and over during the course of the months before your journey. And on the fateful day itself, you’re on the road with your family singing along the songs on the radio when you suddenly see black clouds looming on the horizon of the direction you’re driving towards. What do you do?

Since nature is beyond our control, there are many way and conditions for it to be able to ruin our plans. But what we can control is our reaction and how we make lemonade out of the lemons we’re given. Here are some tips when the rain clouds get your fun down.

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Top 10 boutique hotels your kids will love during your family holiday

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Let’s say you’re a working parent. Five days a week, you’re in your office, working from morning until afternoon. You wake up, make coffee and head off to work only to emerge from your office building at close to sundown. You deal with deadlines, phone calls, emails, paperwork, and even more phone calls that by the end of the day, you feel exhausted. When you get home, you prepare dinner, help your kids with their homework and then it’s off to bed for you and the little ones. Eight hours of shuteye (if you’re lucky) and you’re off to work again.

With a busy schedule like that, it’s natural for parents to want to take some time off away from work and spend some quality time bonding with their kids. Going on a vacation with children can let parents catch up on their kids’ lives and get to know them better. For parents spending some time abroad with their kids in tow, it’s important to stay in a hotel where kids will have fun, instead of getting bored.

Top 8 Safest Destinations to travel

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Despite the paranoia caused by terrorist threats around the globe, there are still places that you can visit and feel safe. There are still countries where you can stay for a few days or a few weeks and do not hear of anything about serious crimes and petty offenses. If you are planning for a family vacation, you may want to consider the following places which have the lowest crime rates according to some surveys:


Luxembourg is considered as the safest destination in the globe.  The small country serves home to only 500,000 individuals and somehow explains why it is very easy to keep a good watch. The safest city attributes its near perfect peace and order to its very happy citizens who are very rule-oriented.


Top 10 Fun Family Adventures

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For daring, adventurous families who are tired of the ordinary trips, there are world adventures that await you and your family. Venturing outside your comfort zone will prove to be worthwhile, and will give you an experience that your whole family will still be talking about, many generations after.

Multisport Trip, Sardinia
Ciclismo Classico’s specialty remains in the Italian countryside, though they have branched out in New England and Norway. One of their famous and well-loved trips is the multisport one in Sardinia, where families can bike together along the coastline, stopping at one of the beaches for a swim. Hiking Capo Spartivento will give one an arresting view of the shoreline, and boat rides to coves, market strolls in villages are but some of the highlights of this trip. The end of your exhausting trip is at the house of your guide, who will feed you with home-grilled sausages.

Planning a Family Reunion the Smart Way

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It’s your grandmother’s 100th birthday, or it’s the 50th wedding anniversary of your parents. Whatever the occasion must be, a family reunion is something that would inevitably happen. When you’re tasked with organizing the event, it’s also very easy to panic. While we’ll be pulling your leg if we say we can make the task easy for you, there are some things we can suggest to make it more manageable.

Plan early

Organizing things as early as six months before the event is not an overkill. When it comes to huge family gatherings, it’s actually only practical. According to surveys, majority of family reunions take place during the summer. This makes the holiday perfect for organizing events. Since you’re bound to have small reunions with family members, take the time to gather their contact numbers and emails.

Family Vacation: Having a blast on Myrtle Beach on a budget

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Times could be tough with the economy crawling back to recovery but it doesn’t mean you and your family cannot have fun. Myrtle Beach with its 60 miles of sand from South Carolina to North Carolina can be the perfect answer for families looking to enjoy some sun.

Myrtle Beach offers a bit of things for everyone. There are old bungalows you can rent on Pawleys Island and there are also pricier condos along Myrtle Beach. Pick from amusement parks, mini-golfs and of course the great beach and waters.

It will be best to browse through pages of information over the internet about Myrtle Beach before bringing your family anywhere. If you don’t have time to go online make sure you visit the visitor centers. They have one a few blocks from the beach, one at the airport, and another one in Murrells Inlet on the southern portion. Their staff extends help for making reservations and planning a great time in Myrtle Beach.