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Family Vacation Ideas for 2014

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 21, 2014 4:02:00 PM / by Sally Black

Sally Black

family vacation ideas2014 has been a rough winter for so many families. Lately it seems our staff has been asked repeatedly by our clients for new and innovative family vacation ideas.  We thought we'd share some of the most recent winners to help inspire you and to get your family vacation plans in high gear...

Hawaii - There is nothing more inspiring than the Aloha spirt of the Hawaiian Islands.  Of particular note for families is a great deal currently being offered by Disney Aulani.  Stay 4 nights in a deluxe resort room or studio and receive a $400 resort credit. Upgrade and stay a minimum of 4 nights in a 1 or 2 bedroom villa and get a $500 resort credit. This offer must be booked  before May 15, 2014, and is good for stays most nights April 23 through June 16, 2014.

Costa Rica - Opening Nov. 2014 is the anticipated Dreams La Mareas resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Think ultimate luxury tucked into the jungle along a gorgeous Pacific coastline. This will be the perfect family vacation spot for those who enjoy wild adventures and exciting explorations along with a little pampering. Now is the time to take advantage of preview rates!


Family Cruises -Great Deals and discounts can be found this season on most of the family friendly cruise lines.  Family cruise are the perfect solution for families of all budgets and you don't even need a passport to explore exotic ports of call. Most of the family friendly cruise lines now offer children's programs from baby care to teens and everything in between. Of particular note, Royal Caribbean's greatly anticipated new Quantum of the Seas will be making her deput out of NYC this fall!

Friends and Family Groups - 2014 seems to be a very big year to gather the clan together! We're seeing our biggest year for groups ever...All inclusives, cruises and even US resorts. Orlando seems to be the destination winner this year with so many new theme park offerings for summer and fall 2014. More and more of our families are recognizing that fun and memories are best when shared with all the people that you love. What can be more inspiring that that? Good news is that we can now set up your group with your very own, private booking engine so that everyone can simply go online and make their own arrangments - Easy, Peasy! Even better, your group still qualifies for great discounts and perks. Put the word out on Facebook and soon you might be vacationing for free! It's amazing how fast good news travels on social media!

Volunteer Vacations - We've been getting lots of requests from families who want to take a vacation but yet give back by volunteering. Although this isn't the type of vacation itinerary that we generally plan, we've been directing folks to our friends over at the Family Travel Network.

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Sally Black

Written by Sally Black

Sally is the Founder of Travel Agency and author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations". She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.

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