The kids are back in school. Time to relax and enjoy the quiet. It’s also a great time to start thinking about that next family vacation. But travel planning with kids on-board can be a daunting challenge. From finding suitable “kid-approved” destinations, to choosing hotels that are kid-friendly and coordinating activities that all ages will enjoy – these planning tasks can test the patience of even the most stalwart family trip planning parent.
Wish you had a magic wand that you could wave and – poof – there’s a list of destinations that everyone will enjoy, activities your teens won’t scoff at, and hotels that welcome the whole family with open arms? Not to mention travel deals that are sweet on the family budget? Ok, time to wave the wand. Poof! Family Vacation Critic! It might just be the travel planning resource you have been looking for.
What is Family Vacation Critic?
Family Vacation Critic is an online site that provides extensive critiques and reviews of destinations, hotels, resorts and activities, all with families in mind. Many reviews are from families themselves who have stayed and played at the destinations, resorts, hotels, and enjoyed (or not) the activities.
Family Vacation Critic is so much more that “just” a review site, though! The good people at Family Vacation Critic are hard at work gathering all kinds of helpful family travel information. Family Travel Critic is a treasure trove of family vacation ideas as well as travel tips to make these vacations a smashing success. Find vacation destination ideas, helpful family travel tips, and there’s even a forum where you can ask your own family travel questions.
Family Vacation Critic Can Help Plan Your Trip
There is just so much information to be found at their website. Here’s links to the main categories of information Family Vacation Critic provides:
- Destination guides developed with families in mind.
- Family friendly hotels and resorts.
- Vacation rental properties that cater to kids.
- Travel deals on family friendly destinations.
- Family vacation ideas, to get you thinking on where to go next.
- Family travel forum to ask your questions and share your own travel tips.
Another cool feature? You can search the Family Vacation Critic not only by destination or resort, but also by your family’s interests and by the kids’ ages. A handy tool to help you narrow down your choices. Which you might just need help doing with the extensive travel ideas Family Vacation Critic has!
Vacation Ideas from Family Vacation Critic
Family Vacation Critic is a handy launching platform for developing any family travel plan. Here are several examples of how Family Vacation Critic can help you plan your next family vacation.
Considering a fall family vacation? Fall is one of the best times to hit the road. The deal is on for many destinations from now through late November, as this window happens to be one of the slowest travel times of the year. What does Family Vacation Critic recommend for fall family travel? Their Top Five Fall Vacations include Orlando (aka DisneyWorld), Hawaii, U.S. National Parks, East Coast beaches and San Diego.
Planning a winter escape? What about Spring Break? Or perhaps you just want to know what the top ten family destinations for 2012 are. You got it with Family Vacation Critic. Because they’ve got it! Here’s five destination ideas to get you thinking about where you might just want to go on your next family vacation.
- 10 Best Budget-Friendly Family Resorts
- Top Ten Family Ski Resorts
- Ten Best Spring Break Spots for Families
- Ten Best Vacation Bets for 2012
- 7 Fun Hotel Specials for Kids
Or perhaps you simply want to know where NOT to go on that next trip? Family Vacation Critic even has advice on that along with alternatives to consider with it’s 4 Spring Break Destinations to Avoid recommendations.
Family Vacation Critic Accolades
I’m not the only one that thinks Family Vacation Critic should be on your short list of family vacation planning tools. So do the people at Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA). They’ve awarded Family Vacation Critic their Winner’s Seal of Approval. No small deal here. These accolades are well deserved!
So get in on the inside scoop. Wave that magic wand and – poof – know when might be the best time to take the family to that fab family-friendly ranch, what items should be packed, and what activities are best for the teens and the tweens, and the toddlers too. Whether booking on your own, or through a travel agent, Family Vacation Critic can help figure out that next family adventure.
Are you looking for family vacation ideas? Are you planning a family vacation in the near future? How do you plan your trips? Have you used the Family Vacation Critic site? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
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