TripAlertz Review & Introduction

Tweet I know.  I know.  Some (most?) of you already know all about TripAlertz. But I bet that some of you don’t. TripAlertz is a program similar to Groupon, except it focuses on travel bonuses. After signing up for your free membership, you’ll be able to access exclusive travel deals for members only.  The deals […]

Vacationing With Extended Family: Rent Two Cars Or A Van?

Tweet It’s a little early, but we’re planning a family vacation that is about nine months out.  We’ll be vacationing with my parents which is great because there are a lot of advantages to vacationing with extended family. Since we are going to be staying in a condominium, we know that we’ll need our own […]

10 Tips for a Memorable Staycation

Tweet One of the cheapest ways to vacation is by planning a staycation.  Vacationing at home will save on the cost of hotels and car rentals.  While some might say this completely defeats the point of a vacation, I think there is some value in staycations. Staycations are especially helpful for people with part-time jobs […]

5 Signs You Need A Family Vacation

Tweet It’s getting closer to the time when many families in North America do family vacations.  The kids will be out of school soon, and the weather is starting to warm up.  (Though my brother in Wyoming keeps complaining about snow still!)  Maybe you don’t want to go on a family vacation.  Or maybe you’re […]

My Travel Booking Report – Travel Sites I Used

Tweet Later this month I’ll be taking a trip from Papua New Guinea to Canada, the United States, and Australia.  Since I talk a lot about traveling I thought I would share with you where I bought my tickets and travel plans from and why. Getting out of PNG there really is not a lot […]

International Family Vacations | Often Neglected Details

Tweet Planning a family vacation requires a little organization.  However, international family vacations require an extra layer of preparation.  The problem is that too often people get ready for their international family vacation without preparing for some of the unique things about the destination. So I’ve put together a list of … Often Neglected Details […]

Easy Vacation Recipes | 12 Simple Ideas

Tweet One of our favorite family vacations was the one we took to Brisbane, Australia a couple years ago.  Fortunately, we were able to stay in a nice 2-bedroom condo there. It was great because there was space for all of us.  The best part was that after the kids went to bed, we weren’t […]

Family Vacations: 7 Advantages of a Condominium or Apartment

Tweet When you’re vacationing with kids, your accommodations are going to have a huge impact on your vacation experience. In fact, our family is in the process of dreaming up our next vacation.  Here’s the kicker.  We’ve got enough hotel points for 10 nights free hotel (thanks to my Starwood hotel’s points program).  However, anytime […]