Destinations

Happy 2016–Take that Trip!

Mt. Rainier, Washington

My family said goodbye to 2015 amidst the bang of distant fireworks, clatter of pans banging and voices cheering–our poor dog hid in the basement. We prayed for the safety of our pseudo-adult children somewhere out there with their fellow revelers cheering in the New Year. While 2015 brought many wonderful events for us, including…

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French Riviera Sleeps 5 Quick Post

If you find yourself fortunate enough to be traveling to the French Riviera with your family of five, we have been notified of the affordable, boutique hotel, Hotel des Cayrons that can accommodate you. It is located a mile outside of the charming, medieval town of Vence not far from Nice. The air conditioned Family…

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Aloha: Sleeps5

Honua Kai Resort Family of 5, 6 Hotel in Maui

In response to a request from one of our readers, we are adding a quick list of Hawaii hotels that can accommodate a family of 5 or 6. Maui Hotel Rooms  to Sleep a Family of 5 or 6: First up in paradise on the island of Maui is the Honua Kai Resort & Spa. The…

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Donkeys are a Thing–Oia, Santorini, Greece

If you have teenage daughters, you are probably aware of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” which takes place in part on the Island of Santorini in the village of Oia. One of the characters is delivered to her grandmother’s house on the back of a donkey–which one could only imagine was a bit contrived…

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Edgy and Historical Richmond, Virginia: Family of Five

Richmond, Virginia holds an interesting place in the historical landscape of the United States. It was the location where Patrick Henry gave his famous 1775 pre-Revolutionary War call to arms speech, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death,” and it was the seat of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (aka War of Northern…

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Family Accommodations in Rothenburg, Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch Partenkirchen Apartment Sleeps 5

See 3 hotels for 5 or 6 people in Germany’s popular tourist-spots. A mom from Adelaide, Australia, who has a 5-person family, contacted us recently to share her reviews of these accommodations. She said she is “happy to help others” by providing this information, as Sleeps5 has helped her. She kindly provided the descriptions and…

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Palm Springs Fun for the Family or (Thank Goodness the Sun is Shining Somewhere)

About late February, the moss encrusted souls of the Pacific Northwest will succumb to the drizzle doldrums (DD). This seasonal disease can only be partially remedied by coffee, chocolate and light therapy. Thankfully, God created Palm Springs. Palm Springs and the neighboring towns have many things to offer families of all interests. The natural beauty…

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Sleeping 5 in Philadelphia-Quick List

Here is a quick list of hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for families of five as requested by one of our visitors! Marriott Downtown: two double beds plus roll away, swimming pool. Courtyard by Marriott: located downtown, two double beds plus roll away, swimming pool. Radisson Blu Warwick:  located downtown, Deluxe room has room for five…

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Big Apple Holidays with the Family

Like many a seasoned traveler, I have long avoided any and all air travel around the Thanksgiving holiday. However, there is always room for an exception–it turns out that if you want to be with your east coast college kids you will do the unthinkable and travel from one coast to another on the busiest…

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25 Best Disney Websites to Save You Money

Disney Saving Money Websites

While searching the internet for Disneyland Anaheim-area hotels with rooms big enough for a family of 5 or more, I came across so many wonderful websites devoted to helping people visit a Disney park (or cruise) without spending too much money.   See our Sleeps5 hotel pages for large family rooms for Disney World in Orlando,…

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