Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Ski Vacation

Some of the most popular vacations are on the beaches–coastal towns, tropical island getaways and the like. But those who don’t mind the cold, and even better; those who embrace and enjoy it, can have a fantastic vacation in the snowy mountains by going on an exciting ski trip. Skiing has long been a fun vacation pastime, and the fun in the snow followed by cozy hours wrapped in blankets by the fireplace or hitting the town for dinner. Ski vacations are fun for the whole family, and if you want to go on a ski trip for your next vacation, you can follow these tips to start planning now.

You should start by making a budget for your whole vacation. Look into your savings and other resources and figure out exactly how much you can afford to spend on your vacation. If you’re planning for something several months away, don’t be discouraged by a lack of funds–you’ll have plenty of time to save before your trip. Look into prices for airfare around the time of your vacation, as well as taxi and shuttle companies to get an estimate for cost of transportation from the airport to the resort. Talk to [Read more…]

5 Great Family Winter Vacation Ideas

Winter is a great time to take advantage of the season and get your family into an environment that it’s never experienced before or doesn’t get to experience very often. Wintertime is a great opportunity to use some of those vacation days and spend your time snuggling up with those that are the most important to you as the days get colder and shorter at the same time. Vacation is a blast when you’re making the best of your cold temperatures, and we’ll talk about some of the best ideas for you and your family when you see that it’s starting to get colder out. It’s easier than you might have thought to get a great vacation out of the coldest time of the year!

1. The Cabin in the Woods. Perhaps the most classic winter vacation idea, you can always go with the good, old-fashioned cabin in the woods. There are plenty of locations that will make cabin rentals an easy reality when you and your family want to get out, and a low-tech vacation experience is a great way to bond with those to whom you’re closest. You can go as modern or as rustic as you want — your cabin can be equipped with modern amenities, or you can try and have a screen-free weekend with a deck of cards and a few good books. The possibilities are endless when you’ve got your very own cabin in the snow for a week or so.

2. New York City! The city that never sleeps is a blast during the winter, and the closer you go to Christmas, the more festive and interesting things have a tendency [Read more…]