Posts Tagged ‘summer vacation’

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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Tackling Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City Like a (Mom)Boss

Planning a family vacation can be difficult, especially when you are trying to juggle all the needs and wants on every person’s wish list. In addition, traveling with kids can be stressful – from the excursion to your destination to the entire family sleeping in one room – can make any parent’s head spin. One of the best options for a family vacation is a place where the staff understands what parents need when taking a family vacation and who take a proactive approach to making sure everyone is comfortable. A resort that meets the needs of Mom and Dad with comfortable rooms, delicious food, and cocktails at the end of the day, as well as the needs of the kids with plenty of fun activities, kid-friendly accommodations, and a safe place to have adventures. You can find all of this and more at Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City

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Traveling abroad with kids: 3 things to include on your packing list

Packing for a summer vacation to Europe with kids can be daunting, to say the least. In fact, most responses to said summer plans come down to “Oh, how fun! Are you ALL going?” – to which you respond with a very hesitant “Yes” and briefly question your sanity. If the long flight isn’t enough to scare you away from planning a family trip to remember, then the thought of packing for multiple little people and all of their stuff just might. To make the most of your trip – and on the cobblestone streets of old Europe – you’ll want to pack lightly and pack efficiently.

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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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How to Spend 5 Fulfilling Days in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Whether you are exploring this amazing island in the dead of winter as a throwback to the summer that left too soon or as an actual summer vacation to embrace the heat and sunshine that the season brings, Turks & Caicos will not disappoint! If this is your first time in the tropical British territory – or even if you travel here every year (because, really, why wouldn’t you!) – we have a fulfilling 5 day itinerary all drawn up for you, complete with our very own Daily Mom Turks Tips and chock full of original photos taken by editor Dani, all guaranteed to provide you with an island experience that is both active, view-worthy, and relaxing.

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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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All-Inclusive Family Luxury at the Azul Sensatori Mexico

If you’re looking for a family vacation, Mexico is the ideal place to visit.  Whether it’s to beat the cold weather, or just have some proper relaxation time, Mexico has endless options for every traveler. There are a dime a dozen hotels and resorts in Mexico, but if you’re going to be traveling in the near future to this popular vacation destination, why not choose the best of the best for your stay? We’ll make it easy for you to choose from the hundreds of options, by narrowing down your resort choice to ONE: an all-inclusive, AAA Four Diamond, luxurious, and oceanfront family-friendly resort in the highly desirable Riviera Maya area. Welcome to Azul Sensatori Mexico! It’s time to start planning the vacation of your dreams.

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4 Tips for getting your teens excited about a family vacation

Family vacations are a way to reconnect with your spouse and children. Taking a break from the daily demands of work, school, and chores gives families an opportunity to spend quality time together. However, as your children get older you may notice that the togetherness you once took for granted when they were younger is slowly slipping away.

Any time spent with your teen is most likely spent with their heads in a phone or their hands holding a remote control. A family vacation at this stage in their teen lives requires a lot more thoughtful planning and patience. Think about these tips the next time you are sitting around the kitchen table planning your next “family vacation”.

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Pack Like A Pro: Toiletry Bag

As you’re packing your carry-on for summer vacation this year, you probably won’t forget to include a toiletry bag, but that toiletry bag may not be packed as organized and efficiently as it could be. After all, a well-packed toiletry bag certainly comes in handy on a too-many-tequila-shots night of vacation when you’re trying to dig through a mess of personal items to find Tylenol at 2 am, or when you desperately need eye drops to relieve the sting of ocean water splashed into your face by a playful toddler. We’re here to help you pack your toiletries for traveling like a pro, from the clear quart sized airport bags to the heavy duty toiletry bags made for serious stuff, all with hacks, tips, and product recommendations along the way!

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Year Round Resort Accessories


A vacation spent at a resort isn’t complete without a few accessories. Heck, even a regular day isn’t complete without an accessory or two! Bags, sunglasses, shoes, and hats are accessory essentials that must be stylish, yet still practical when spending time in the sun and shopping with the girls. Read on for some of our favorite resort accessories that will go perfectly with your new resort wardrobe.

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Year Round Resort Swimwear

While proper resort clothing for the whole family and a great collection of resort gear is necessary for a stylish and memorable vacation, the true essential of a trip to a beautiful oceanside resort is a swimsuit, of course! You can’t enjoy the crystal clear water without the perfect, form-flattering collection of swimwear. There are countless brands of swimwear on the market today, but they aren’t all created equal, so we’ve rounded up some of the highest quality, family-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing swimwear options that we personally love and wear every time we’re resort-vacationing.

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The Hottest Items for this Beach Season

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Beach season is in full swing, but it’s not too late to add some more items to your beach bag! We’ve rounded up some of the hottest, most unique, drop dead gorgeous, and amazing products that will make your beach vacation even more enjoyable. From beach tents to skincare products and swimsuits to sun hats, be sure to save room in your suitcases for these items that are sure to make you the most coveted after sunbather on the sand.

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Year Round Resort Wear For Adults


Hitting the resort this summer or are you already planning a trip in the winter for a much needed break from the cold? Need a wardrobe update for keeping up with the stylish lovelies who stroll through the resort grounds and lounge by the pool? We’re here to help you make your summer (or winter!) vacation resort-style fabulous. For both women and men (and even an option thrown in for little miss, just for fun) we’ve rounded up some of the most unique, breathtaking, and high quality resort wear that’s offered today. From hoodies to dinner dresses and cover-ups galore, there’s something here that will suit every adult’s personal style, making your time spent at the resort not only fun, but fashion-forward.

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Pack Like a Pro: Carry-On Bag

It’s summer vacation time which means the suitcases are being dug out of the attic, the travel toiletries are being bought, and the carry-ons are being packed. Whether you’re headed to a tropical paradise or you plan on escaping the heat by heading north, whether you’re taking a redeye or filling up the minivan, you probably want to pack as lightly as possible, but still be able to haul everything you might need. Most people like to travel with just a carry-on suitcase due to the convenience, but many are unsure of how to fit everything they want to bring into that smaller size bag. We’re here to show you how to pack a carry-on like an expert, by using just a bit of creativity, some efficient thinking, and being able to master the “bundle”.

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