Walt Disney World Turns 50 And Better Than Ever

Walt Disney World Turns 50 And Better Than Ever

By Kyle McCarthy for Family Travel Forum Author Kyle McCarthy, editor at Family Travel Forum, shares news about Disney’s 50th Anniversary on behalf of the sponsor of this post: Walt Disney World Resort. Oct. 1, 2021 marked 50 years of Walt Disney World Resort,...
Booking.com is all smiles this summer

Booking.com is all smiles this summer

With Smiley-themed stays fit for a summer of “YEAH!” Booking.com is going the extra smile this summer by kicking off the global travel leader’s Summer of ‘Yeah’ campaign with a series of “Smiley Stays” across the U.S. The campaign is perfectly timed to the...
Vacation confidence is at an all-time high

Vacation confidence is at an all-time high

By Eileen Ogintz Americans are making up for lost vacation time. Despite inflation, air travel woes and rising gas prices, 60 percent of those interviewed for the Allianz Worldwide Partners annual Vacation Confidence Index reported they planned to book a summer trip,...
It’s time to add a cruise to your travel bucket list

It’s time to add a cruise to your travel bucket list

By Eileen Ogintz What’s on your bucket travel list? It’s time for you to think about a family cruise. After more than two years of limited or no travel, the options are amazing. Do you want to gather the extended family? Do you want to cruise the Mediterranean,...
Three Incredible Destinations in Belize

Three Incredible Destinations in Belize

For the family vacation of a lifetime It’s almost that time of the year every child looks forward to: family vacations. Family vacations are the way we create some of our best  memories, form traditions, and explore new worlds together. When it comes to planning...
This is the year to cruise to Alaska

This is the year to cruise to Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Calving glaciers, bears, eagles, and just-caught salmon and halibut. Welcome back to cruising to Alaska! Yes, Alaska cruising is back—big time now that the Centers for Disease Control has removed COVID-19 warnings for cruise ship travelers. The cruise...
It’s safe to cruise again. Time to re-book!

It’s safe to cruise again. Time to re-book!

By Eileen Ogintz Here’s the good news. We can sail safely on a cruise ship—even with young kids! Just in time for Easter breaks (and summer planning), the Centers for Disease Control lifted its warnings that travelers avoid cruise ships. The CDC still recommends...
Dude Ranches: A Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

Dude Ranches: A Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

By Eileen Ogintz You can relax without worrying about planning, cooking, cleaning or entertaining the kids at an all-inclusive dude ranch resort. All you need to do is get there and others will do all the heavy lifting, whether you want to ride, sit on the porch with...
WINTER GETAWAYS STILL A TOP PRIORITY; DOMESTIC TRAVEL DOMINATES

WINTER GETAWAYS STILL A TOP PRIORITY; DOMESTIC TRAVEL DOMINATES

Allianz Partners reveals the findings of its first International Vacation Confidence Index, which surveyed 9,000 people across Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and USA   While the world is watching how the new Omicron variant...
Escape This Winter or Spring to a Family Dude Ranch

Escape This Winter or Spring to a Family Dude Ranch

By Eileen Ogintz Ready for some outdoor fun?  Of course you are! This year, travel experts say, there is tremendous interest in outdoors-oriented vacations and those that don’t require flights. How about a Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) member dude ranch...