Tips

Family Luggage – How to Make Suitcases Easy to Spot

Airport carousels, train or shuttle bus shelves, and hotel luggage storage closets can be a jumble of suitcases. Fittingly, since we operate Sleeps5, travel is one of our favorite family things to do. So we’ve seen many rows, piles, and carts full of luggage. If you’re like me, and find family travel makes you a…

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How Much to Budget for a Disney World Family Vacation?

How Much Does Disney World Cost

Wondering how much it costs for a family vacation to Disney World? In his article on Finance Yahoo, What it Really Costs to Go to Walt Disney World, Brad Tuttle compares four sample family trips to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. (If you click to the Finance Yahoo article link, scroll down below the second…

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Tips for Using Dallas Light Rail with Kids

Dallas Public Transportation Light Rail

Using big city public transportation is key to our family travel budget. Besides just being pretty fun for kids to experience the ride and the scenery along the route, navigating the transit maps and the ticket options and payment systems becomes a lesson in geography, math, and technology. My kids are teens now and very…

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Family of 5 in Rome for 89 Euros Per Person Per Day

Rome 89 Euros Per Person Per Day

Photo above is of our three teen boys with our Tiber Limo (tour of Rome company) driver in Piazza Campo de Fiori, Rome, at night. My family of 5 went to Rome in June, 2012. We are 2 adults (hubby and me), and our three teenage boys: 17, 13, 13 (twins, actually they were days…

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How to Book Your 5 Person Hotel Room

How to Book a Hotel for Family of 5, 6, or 7

Sleeps5 lists hotels, guest houses, aparthotels, and hostels with family friendly accommodations suitable for a family of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or even 10 guests. The best travel cities are included, such as Paris, London, New York City, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, Montreal, and many more. Sleeps5 adds cities and hotels continually. Unless…

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Five Ways to Ruin a Family Plane Trip

Here is a great article from Rick Seaney at FareCompare with practical advice about preparing kids for a plane ride and managing kids once on the plane: Five Ways to Ruin a Family Plane Trip

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Map Your Family Travel Dining Plans

I’ve completely rethought my travel planning in regards to eating out. I am a planner by nature — I like to research multiple books and internet resources, make lists, interview my kids and hubby for opinions, then develop a daily itinerary. For our prior trips, the process included printing out a Google street map of…

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