Family Vacation Tips

Mary Ellen Nunes

Mary Ellen Nunes
Mary Ellen is our Vacationkids expert on all things Disney. She is also a Certified Family Travel Specialist from the Family Travel Association and dedicated Girl Scout Leader.

Recent Posts

Where Should Your Family Go For A High School Graduation trip?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in Family Vacation Destinations, Teen Vacations, family tours, Familyvacation, teens, family vacation ideas

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As our children grow up, we delight in taking them for big and little trips - whether it's a weekend at the shore, a week at the mountains, or big family trip to a theme park.  When children get to middle and high school, planning family vacation becomes much more difficult - extra curricular activities, sports, dating, after school jobs and teenage angst all create hurdles to enjoying family time longer than dinner together on Sunday evening.

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Celebrate with a Group Vacation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2019 7:53:22 AM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in family group travel, celebration, Special events, celebration vacations

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I’m going to come right out and own that I am hitting a milestone this year.  Yes, finally 25! (well, something like that anyway). And of course, many of my friends are hitting this same milestone.  

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How To Pack For A Family Cruise Vacation

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2018 6:28:00 AM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in family vacations, family cruise

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Questions we often get from parents is how and what to pack for a family cruise:

  • How formal is formal night?
  • What about the kids?
  • What will I need to pack for shore excursions?
  • Do I need a jacket?...a dinner jacket?...a tux?
  • Can I change clothes as soon as I get on board the ship?
  • and more

Don't worry, as travel agents, we've got you covered! Here are 12 answers to those FAQs ..plus some  answers to questions you might yet have thought about yet.

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Where Can I Travel Without a Passport?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 8:53:00 AM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in Family Vacation Destinations

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What Food Should I Pack to Take on the Plane for my Kids?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in Affordable Family Vacations, Family Vacation

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 Woohoo, you’re heading on vacation! Itinerary is set, bags are packed, boarding passes are printed & you’re off to the airport.

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Why Use a Travel Agent?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 4:34:54 PM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in family vacations, Affordable Family Vacations

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Everyone has google. There are also lot of online travel companies out there that all promise you the cheapest vacation around.  Many people use them, so why should you go to a travel agent?

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How to handle delayed or cancelled flights

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2015 9:54:00 AM / by Mary Ellen Nunes posted in family vacations

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 Let’s be honest, even the best laid plans can go awry.  You just can’t predict some things, and top of that list is predicting when flights will be delayed or cancelled.

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