Posts Tagged ‘Family Travel’

Why do families travel?– “Are we there yet?”

The photo above is of exhausted teen travelers in Rome. 8 Reasons Why Travel is Good for a Family Let’s face it, there is always a point on any family trip when you wonder why you ever ventured from your front yard. Travel Can Be Difficult For the Jacobsen five, our lowest of lows came…

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Airbnb Experience with the Family: 6 Pluses & Minuses

Our Family Used Airbnb in Europe – A Review Toe in the Airbnb Water This is the travel year the Jacobsen Family would jump into the modern travel world via Airbnb. One would think that with my own travel site, bargain shopping habits, and burgeoning family, I would have been an early adopter. Not so!…

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Latest Manhattan Discoveries for Sleeps5 Families: off the Beaten Path

Here are 3 places to explore in New York City, beyond the usual must-see attractions on a Big Apple visit. Something for everyone!   Walkers: My daughter and I stumbled into lush and leafy Teardrop Park tucked between residential buildings in Battery Park City of Lower Manhattan. This park is definitely aimed at kid fun…

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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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Top Family-Friendly Cities for Europe Travel

Photo above is a view of Tuileries Garden in Paris. Trying to assess which cities are popular for family travel tourists, we rely on news media accounts and travel industry figures. But there are so many factors, like things-to-do, kid-friendly places to eat, open space parks, or family-friendly hotels, and so on. And so many…

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5 Best Family Travel Gadgets

5 Best Family Travel Gadgets

Travel items need to be compact and very useful, maximizing function, meeting crucial travel needs, while being easy to pack. In previous posts, we showed you How to Make Suitcases Easy to Spot, and Nintendo DS Lite and Multi Chargers and Vehicle Power Adapters. Here are 5 more extremely handy travel items to make small-item…

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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. If you’re like me, and find family travel makes you a bit nervous because of all the things that can go wrong, you’ll find it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be able to easily identify your luggage.…

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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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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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Family of Five List of All-Inclusive Vacation Resorts

Those of you seeking a list of vacation resorts that can accommodate a family of five without requiring booking two rooms can thank Tammi, a Canadian mom of three girls. She thoroughly researched your options! She posted her compiled list a year ago on her very popular blog, My Organized Chaos, which focuses on family…

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