04/17/13

A Unique Way to Fund a Family Vacation

Many times, the burden or task of saving up for a family vacation is left up to the parents. Of course, this is understandable for those with younger children. That’s because they aren’t really able to work. Therefore, they can’t really bring any money to the table. That is, unless they do a little side job like create a lemonade stand, which probably wouldn’t bring in a whole lot of money anyway. On the other hand, in instances where children are in their mid to late teens, they are more capable of helping to provide the finances necessary to go on a family vacation.

Not only would this help the parents not have to deal with the entire financial burden, but it would also teach the children how to be responsible and it would help them to appreciate the retreat much more. So, it won’t just be a trip they are going on because they are forced to go. They will most likely try to enjoy it to the fullest, because they know that they had something to do with making it a reality.

08/18/14

Hawaii Family Vacations: Top Destinations and Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Kids

By Issa Ong

Despite the fact that Hawaii is a place where many weddings are made, it is also a top destination for Hawaii Family Vacations. If you are planning to take your family to this tropical destination, it is important that you already have an idea on what activities you can do as a family. But since the island is a top tourist destination, there are a lot of activities that you can do. Here are some of the activities you can do with your family:

• Walk Waikiki- visit the ever famous Waikiki Beach and get to explore the flagstone sidewalk, rock pools, fountains, statues, and surfboard shaped signs which provide historical information.
• Boat Rides- there are a number of catamaran rides that you can rent for your kids to enjoy. Don’t forget to ask about the Atlantis Adventures submarine experience which provides a way for everyone on board to have a submarine experience of a lifetime!
• Dolphin Quest- since you are on one of the many Hawaii Family Vacations, make the experience memorable by letting your kids swim with the friendly dolphins in one of the biggest natural dolphin habitats throughout the world!
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park- witness the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. If you’re lucky you might see an active lava flow.
• Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden- see the natural wonders of the island as you get to see an abundance of coconut groves, palm jungles, monkeypad and mango trees, and a giant fern tree forest. More than 2,000 different species can be found in this garden.
• Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo- no family vacation is not complete without a trip to the zoo! This is the only tropical rainforest zoo that you can find throughout the United States.

Make the most out of your Hawaii Family Vacations, especially if you do not think you will get the chance to return to the island anytime soon. There are a lot of things you can do than just swim, surf and sunbathe. By following the advices above, you will get to experience the best of Hawaii and let your kids have the thrill of their life!

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08/11/14

The Joys of Traveling With Children

By Justina Michaels

I have two young boys and one of them just turned two. He’s trying to redefine the terrible two’s into something much crazier. Hair pulling crazier.

Traveling with the kids is always an adventure. Whether we’re on a shopping trip for groceries or taking a longer car ride to see relatives, it’s important that you always have the necessary gear within arms reach. Consequently we always have a bag full of goodies like pacifiers, crackers, sippy cup, toys, books, whatever it takes to keep him entertained.

Fortunately we’ve entered the age when he’s content to watch TV in the car. We have a built in DVD entertainment system and it plays a Disney movie constantly. Of course he still has to holler once in a while and gets fussy when his every need isn’t met instantly, but at least it keeps him occupied for a while.

It requires a lot of creativity on the part of parents when traveling with kids. Its easy for adults to get bored to imagine how difficult it is for hyperactive kids to sit still and be silent. We need to find car games, ask them about school, generally try to engage them so they don’t get whiny and out of hand.

I like to use car time to find out what my oldest child did during the day. It’s a chance for us to have a real conversation. Although, if his little brother starts hollering then all bets are off. Then it’s just a matter of how quickly we can get that movie started.

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