Posts Tagged ‘summer travel’

Packing Essentials for Your End of Summer Getaway

School is soon to start, or sadly (or happily… depending on your outlook) has already started. Whether the binders are already full with homework or back to school shopping is on the calendar for next week, there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t pack up the family and take one last soire before you officially close the door on summer. If your brain is fried from the heat, and you need a bit of packing inspiration for your end of summer getaway, we’ve got you covered, literally.

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Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, FL – Budget Friendly!

Panama City Beach, known for its 27 miles of white, sandy beaches, nestled up against the Gulf of Mexico’s beautifully glistening waters, is a popular vacation destination for not only bachelor and bachelorette parties and spring breakers, but also for families. Along with the bustling, wide beaches are multitudes of activities – both indoors and outdoors – in this Florida beach town that are perfect for families with children, from toddlers to teens. If you’ve decided to pack up the family and hit the road or the skies for a week or weekend beach trip, then be sure to check out the only full-service resort offered in Panama City Beach, the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort.

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24 Easy Family Vacation #TravelHacks

As summer approaches, many families begin to plan family vacations. We dream of fun at theme parks, exciting adventures around the country, or a relaxing vacation at the beach. All of those things sound wonderful – in theory – until you realize you have to actually get to the vacation spot before you can enjoy all of those things. And even when you get there, there is the headache of all the gear you have to carry, making sure everyone has snacks (we don’t want any hangry toddlers after all), and generally trying to keep everyone happy, all while making sure you catch brief moments of joy to share on social media so you can prove that you did, indeed, have a good time with your family. Experienced parents know that fun family vacations are do-able if you have the right #lifehacks up your sleeve. Below are some of the best travel tricks and tips for a headache-free family vacation. 

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WHERE TO GO THIS SUMMER: TRAVEL DEALS

It’s summer time, the time of year when family vacations are high on our list! Whether on a beach or a hiking trail, spending time outdoors and exploring the world is the perfect way to bond with your loved ones and build some incredible memories. If you haven’t yet planned or finalized your summer vacation, or are looking for some great last minute deals, we have you covered. Check out our list of great travel deals, featuring sun, sand, fun, and entertainment for every member of your family!

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Keep Film Alive! Capture your Summer the Old-School Way

Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and sent you on your way. You didn’t think twice before pushing the shutter button, and when the week was over, you couldn’t wait to get home and have your pictures developed so you could see what you actually shot and relive those magical moments. That was the norm. That was how people took pictures. You had hard copy images you could hold in your hand, and chances are, you kinda loved it.

This summer, go retro on your road trip, tropical escape, or staycation by popping those tiny tubes of 35mm film back into your bag. But in this day and age, of course things have advanced, including film, disposable and instant cameras, and accessories, so your film experience will be anything but old news!

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Oceanfront villa getaway on Amelia Island

There is a unique opportunity in northeastern Florida for a getaway that provides privacy and all the benefits and amenities of staying at a big resort at the same time. At the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation, you can stay in a luxurious private villa but have exclusive access to all the amenities of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. You really get the best of both worlds during your oceanfront villa getaway on Amelia Island.

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The Perfect All-Year Resort: The Fairmont Princess Scottsdale

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona and set against the backdrop of the McDowell mountains, lies the ultimate in family friendly fun, relaxation, and hospitality: the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This gorgeous AAA Five-Diamond resort is truly an oasis in the desert. Having just completed a $60-million renovation, this hotel features nearly 650 spacious guest rooms and boasts activities that will keep your youngest kids and Mom and Dad busy and entertained while being surrounded with some of of the most beautiful grounds you have ever seen. With five heated pools, two water slides, an incredible spa, tennis and basketball courts, four award-winning restaurants and two full 18-hole golf courses; the Fairmont Princess has something for everyone!

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