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The Real Price of Airline Tickets - Airline Fees

  
  
  
  
  
The real price of airline tickets

Planning a budget is an important step in vacation planning. It's easy enough to click onto any major online travel website, type in your departure airport and dream destination and voila! You know the price of airfares.

The Secret to Great Family Vacations

  
  
  
  
  
family vacation

Once upon a time there was an chef who had a real passion for his food. He learned the basics toiling in hot, hectic restaurant kitchens. He saved every penny he had so that he could go and study with the great chefs of France. He spent years mentoring with some of the finest chefs in the world. Years later he came home and put his name over the door of his very own restaurant. Word quickly spread about how incredible his food tasted. Soon there were lines of people outside his door and Michelin Stars attached to his name.

Why Do I Need a Budget for Vacation

  
  
  
  
  
why do I need a vacation budget

What is more precious...Money Or Time? Tricky question right!

12 Tips How To Keep Kids from Getting Sick on Vacation

  
  
  
  
  
how to keep kids from getting sick on vacation

Anytime and anywhere your kids come into contact with others there is an increased risk for infections and illness. We hear all these scary news stories about the "bug du jour" that is making everyone sick. We all know airplanes, cruise ships and hotel rooms are petri dishes for germs - just like the school bus, classroom or local shopping mall.

Why Family Vacations Are Important

  
  
  
  
  
family vacation

Parents often confuse the price tag of a family vacation vs. the cost of NOT taking a vacation. A vacation doesn't need to be pricey in order to make a HUGE impact on our kids.

What Happens if There is a Hurricane During Our Vacation

  
  
  
  
  
What happens if there is a hurricane during my vacation

Sometimes, "stuff" happens even with the best made vacation plans.The photo here is one I took after witnessing the strength and destruction of hurricane Wilma in Cancun a few years ago.

Vacation Planning Expectations and Compromise

  
  
  
  
  
Compromising on Vacation

Planning a family vacation can be like riding a rollercoaster with lots of ups, downs, twists and turns! 

Sick On Vacation

  
  
  
  
  
sick on vacation

Sorry for the long silence in our blog. I got sick on vacation. Actually I got pneumonia so it's taken a bit of time for me to feel up to writing. I think getting sick away from home often means figuring out inventive ways of coping while trying to feel better. We'll get to that part in just a bit.

Grandparent Vacations

  
  
  
  
  
Grandparent vacations

It's the job of every grandparent to spoil our Grandkids. This is what gives us joy and happiness. Despite what Bill Cosby says, We're more than just "old people trying to get into heaven". We have a second opportunity to create precious memories with a whole new generation of our family. Of course, we want to give our grandkids the world...and the best way to do that is by taking vacations with our Grandkids.

Family Summer Vacation Ideas for 2014

  
  
  
  
  
family summer vacation ideas

We're on countdown now people...it's crunch time for summer 2014. 

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