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Villa Vacations Complete With Local Excursions Just Got Easier To Book

Villa Vacations Complete With Local Excursions Just Got Easier To Book

It seems the world has fallen in love with the idea of renting a beautiful villa and bringing the whole family along on vacation. The number of villa rental sites has expanded dramatically in recent years as have popular home rental sites like VRBO. But one big obstacle to a fabulous rental vacation has always been how to tap into local experiences, events and sightseeing options.

Villas of Distinction To The Rescue. Recently Villas of Distinction, a well respected villa rental company with inventory around the world, has solved this age-old problem by partnering with Excursionist.com a provider of experiential travel and sightseeing excursions. Adding tailor-made travel experiences to your villa rental vacation is now a cinch.

July 25, 2013 | By More
There’s No Place Like Maine For A Summer Getaway – Sunshine, Beaches, Boating and Lobster

There’s No Place Like Maine For A Summer Getaway – Sunshine, Beaches, Boating and Lobster

Throwing caution to the wind we decided to try to escape to the coast of Maine during the busiest week of the summer season. Summer doesn’t officially begin in New England until July 4th, and this year a heat wave only heightened everyone’s desire to getaway. Finding a last minute room anywhere in Maine during the July 4th weekend was unlikely, but after scanning a few bed and breakfast sites, we were lucky to grab a room at the Dockside Guest Quarters in York Maine. This is truly one of the most picturesque and quiet settings in the York Harbor/ Ogunquit area. The inn is located on Harris Island and affords their quests beautiful waterfront views.

We were looking for peace and quiet and busy hotels and 4th of July crowds were not for us during this weekend getaway. We arrived while the inn was setting up for afternoon tea which offered quite a delicious spread, and the view was breathtaking.

July 15, 2013 | By More
Sesame Street Place, Perfect For A Magical Toddler Birthday Adventure

Sesame Street Place, Perfect For A Magical Toddler Birthday Adventure

We recently visited Sesame Place for my son’s 2nd birthday, and what a wonderful experience it was.

Sesame Place is the only theme park that is based entirely on the Sesame Street television program. It is located 90 minutes south of New York City in Langhome, Philadelphia. We decided to go a little early in the season to avoid summertime crowds and spent two action packed days at the park.

July 9, 2013 | By More
Kids Go Free! – Cruises, All-Inclusive Resorts and More

Kids Go Free! – Cruises, All-Inclusive Resorts and More

Budgets seem particularly tight this year just as prices are on the rise, so to make sure you can have a great summer vacation, we’ve gathered together an impressive list of family vacation offers where the kids go free!  You’ll have to get the kids there, but once you all arrive, your children can stay, […]

May 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Is It Crazy To Love An Island?  Meet St. Simons Island Georgia

Is It Crazy To Love An Island? Meet St. Simons Island Georgia

  I’ve fallen in love with an island destination, and it might surprise you to know that it’s not in the Caribbean.  In fact, you can drive there!  But be forewarned, after visiting you may want to sell everything and move to St. Simons Island, Georgia! St. Simons Island lies 12 miles off the coast […]

April 23, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

When you finally manage to get the whole family out for a holiday in Cancun, the last thing you need is to carry on babysitting, cooking, and cleaning – you should be relaxing! You can avoid this palaver by opting for an all-inclusive resort that not only provides childcare, but all your meals and drinks […]

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Great Ways To Keep Romance Alive On A Family Vacation

Great Ways To Keep Romance Alive On A Family Vacation

Wondering how to keep romance alive while traveling with your kids in tow?  We’ve got some great strategies to help you out. When you ask people what they imagine when envisioning a romantic vacation, the results can be varied – camping underneath the stars, strolling through the streets of Paris, cuddling in a Vermont bed-and-breakfast, […]

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 Best Beach Towns For Your Florida Spring Break Road Trip

5 Best Beach Towns For Your Florida Spring Break Road Trip

Spring break is my favorite time to visit Florida.  The weather is perfect for spending days on the sandy beaches without getting burned by the scorching rays during the summer!  Whether you enjoy surfing, sunbathing or building sand castles, Florida’s pristine beaches won’t let you down. Here’s a list of the top 5 beaches in […]

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Discover The Beautiful Fishing Village of St. Ives in Cornwall For An Unforgetable Family Holiday

Discover The Beautiful Fishing Village of St. Ives in Cornwall For An Unforgetable Family Holiday

The small town of St. Ives is the most popular holiday destination in Cornwall and it is easy to see why.  We first travelled to St Ives for a summer break a few years ago, having been encouraged to visit the area by close friends who also have young children. Like them we fell in […]

April 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Winter Getaway to the Hamptons with Children – Try the East End of Long Island

Winter Getaway to the Hamptons with Children – Try the East End of Long Island

A Family Friendly Winter Getaway to the East End of Long Island – Trip Report Winter cabin fever had settled in and our 19 month old yearned for adventure.  My husband and I decided to pack up and head to the East End of Long Island for a change of scenery. Long Island Winter Fest […]

March 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hit The Road:  Advantages of Taking Your Family on a Road Trip

Hit The Road: Advantages of Taking Your Family on a Road Trip

There’s an old proverb that says: the air is always coldest before the thaw. Wait, no, that can’t be right. Regardless, Punxsutawney Phil from Gobbler’s Knob hill in Pennsylvania says spring is right around the corner. You can trust him, too, because his meteorological methods go back 127 years and they are 100% accurate, nearly half […]

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Now that winter has arrived in earnest and snow blankets the hills and valleys of New England, it’s time to don your winter woolies and venture out to make long lasting family memories in the snow. Last fall we visited an amazing outdoor sports wonderland tucked in the woods of Brownville Maine – close to […]

February 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Looking For A Great Seaside Vacation? – Try Texas!

Looking For A Great Seaside Vacation? – Try Texas!

Looking for a new beach destination?  Check out Kemah and Galveston Texas for Your Next Seaside Vacation Having lived in Texas all my life I have much to say about our beaches, not all of it good. However in the last few years the two large hurricanes we have had have washed away many of […]

January 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Guide To Visiting Las Vegas With Kids

Guide To Visiting Las Vegas With Kids

Travel Tips for parents planning to travel to Las Vegas with their children So you’re traveling to Las Vegas… and with kids! I have some amazing tips on traveling to Las Vegas for parents. First of all, select where you are staying carefully. Las Vegas has some of the world’s best hotels. I always suggest […]

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 Brilliant Family Days-Out in Cheshire England

5 Brilliant Family Days-Out in Cheshire England

Looking for family-friendly days out that suit everyone isn’t always easy. Leaving kids to sit around the house all day at the weekend or during school holidays isn’t great either. If you are looking for days out the whole family can enjoy, the north west of England has a good number of places they will […]

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Survival Guide For Visiting Disney With A Baby

Survival Guide For Visiting Disney With A Baby

My Disney Survival Guide for Parents with Babies I know lots of parents worry about bringing their baby to Disney, thinking of it as an amusement parks for young children, but Disney does a great job catering to the smallest guests, making it a trip the whole family can enjoy. Attractions Disney is full of […]

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Prehistoric Britain – Great places to take the kids fossil hunting If you’re looking for a bit of a different family outing next summer, why not go fossil hunting? The UK is absolutely packed to the rafters with fossils and it isn’t just trained archaeologists that can go hunting for them – you too can […]

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scottsdale Family Trip Report – Horses, Hikes & Small Town Charm

Scottsdale Family Trip Report – Horses, Hikes & Small Town Charm

Visiting Scottsdale, Arizona for a Vacation with a bit of Everything For The Entire Family Scottsdale is a beautiful Little city outside of Phoenix, surrounded by the rolling desert hills of Maricopa county, washed in sunlight 350 days of the year, and is as peaceful as a country town  despite being so close to the big […]

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Spooky Road Trip Destinations for Halloween Lovers

Spooky Road Trip Destinations for Halloween Lovers

My family and I make an annual family vacation revolving around Halloween. My love for the holiday rubbed off on my husband and, in turn, our children. Packing up the car and heading out on the open road has quickly become a favorite family tradition. We’ve had many great adventures, saved money by traveling smart, […]

October 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The ABC’s Of Cruisng With a Toddler

The ABC’s Of Cruisng With a Toddler

  For Everyone Who Ever Wondered, “Can I Cruise With A Toddler?”, Here’s Your Answer Not only can you cruise with toddlers—you should cruise with them!  Cruise lines make it easier than ever to holiday with young children.  They supervise them, entertain them, and they do it all in the safe confines of a specialized […]

August 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More