Outer Banks travel – My family and I have been invited to visit the Outer Banks in North Carolina this summer and we are very excited about this upcoming adventure. Opportunities abound when visiting America’s first National Seashore and I thought I would do my research to see what was available to my family. I want to make a list of “must see” places to go and things to do as a mom and veteran home schooler, I am always looking for educational opportunities to enlighten my children. Here are some of the adventures I found that await families looking for Outer Banks travel. [Read more…]
Planning A Walt Disney World Vacation in 2017? Do you want to know the 2017 cheapest dates for Walt Disney World? 2017 is HERE and you’d better get planning! Now is the time to plan your vacations. This article is about planning a Walt Disney Vacation in 2017 on a budget – a tight budget. Disney, like any other amusement park, has on and off “seasons” and on those off seasons they will offer discounts and special offers to get people to come to the park. This helps it keep the business going and it also helps frugal families have a great family vacation without having to give up your arm and leg to get it. Here is a list of timelines when Disney may offer discount codes and enhanced packaged deals. [Read more…]
Best Kids Vacations – If you are like me, you have a couple of kids at home and when you are planning a vacation, keeping those kids happy and entertained is high on your list. What kinds of things should be considered when you are planning a family friendly vacation? What will make this vacation one of the best kids vacations ever? With careful consideration given to the children in your life, you, too, can plan a successful vacation for your family. [Read more…]
Fun Road Trip Games – Everyone enjoys going on a road trip, but sometimes the ride is long and the kids get bored and then everyone starts getting grumpy and… Well, you know how it goes. When you are traveling with your family, it is wise to plan ahead and have some fun road trip games up your sleeve to keep everyone entertained and to divert their attention away from the fact that there are still several more hours to go before you reach your destination. My family will be road tripping to eastern Canada later this year and I’ve been researching some fun road trip games to keep my gang entertained. Here’s what I found: [Read more…]
Bucket List Examples – Making your custom Family Bucket List – My family, just like yours, has things that we want to do together. We talk about going on a hike to our favorite waterfall in the nearby state park, but we also dream about going to Atlantic Canada, seeing the whales, and watching the tide rise 40+ feet at the Bay of Fundy. Some things are easy to do and others would take some planning. So together we decided to come up with the Miller Family Bucket List. What’s a “bucket list”, you ask? Isn’t that something adults put together before they die? No, no, it doesn’t have to be like that! That’s just for the movies! A family bucket list is simply a list of things your family wants to do together over the course of a lifetime. Maybe you could say “before all the kids grow up”, but a family is a family no matter how old its members are! Now, onto my bucket list examples so you can build a custom bucket list with your family! [Read more…]
Spring Break Family Vacation Ideas – I had the pleasure of being asked to speak about family vacations at the #DCTravelShow yesterday and one of the things that we went over was the importance of getting your entire family on board when planning your vacation experience. I say “experience” because I think there is a growing trend away from “things” and a movement toward “experience.” People are sharing on social media and email more than every before in the history of man kind and one thing is for sure… no one on their death bed ever thanked their family for a special toy or gadget. Oh don’t get me wrong, all of those things are seriously FUN (and keep kids busy on road trips) but when vacationing, families are seeking an experience. Vacationing is about a family experience. It’s an experience of love, happiness, bliss, fun, laughter and excitement. You need to get your family “on board” so to speak, so now what? Oh and lets not forget – How are you going to PAY for that vacation experience? That’s where the Family Vacation Contract was contrived. [Read more…]
Come See Me at the Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show!
I am super excited to announce the Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show! I will be sharing some important tips for frugal travel, and there will be many other speakers that you will be able to enjoy as well! Saving Money on Family Travel Without Sacrificing the Fun – come on out! Plus, I have a discount ticket coupon code! [Read more…]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB. All opinions are 100% mine.
Florida is gorgeous all year round! Fall is a time of change, beautiful colors, and fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are just a few of the reasons to fall in love with fall in Ocala Marion County: [Read more…]
FUN Places to Stay and Things to Do in Prince William County Virginia because it’s time to visit Northern Virginia
Prince William County Virginia is located near the Potomac River in Northern Virginia and is included in the Washington area. With beauty, charm, and lots of history, Prince William County Virginia is one a fun vacation spot. I just did a tour of Prince William County and loved it! Here are some of my favorite places and spaces and if you’d like additional visitor info please click here. [Read more…]
7 Sustainable Travel Tips
Sustainable Travel is a new trend hitting the vacationing community. Sustainable travel means going somewhere, without negatively affecting the culture, people, and environment of the place you are visiting. This is incredibly important, as our planet and environments change, which changes the way the people we are visiting live. Sometimes in good ways, but overwhelmingly in bad ways. So, how do you travel in a sustainable way? Well, here are 7 Sustainable Travel Tips….. Oh sure there are lots more but these will get ‘ya thinkin’! [Read more…]