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There is a lot that goes into planning a trip with kiddos, and it often means sacrificing a brewery tour to stand in line for two hours to take a picture with Chewbacca or Princess Elsa. But hey, that’s what we signed up for as parents.
Family vacations are supposed to be fun, memorable and hopefully relaxing. But if you've traveled with kids, you know there are rare times of true relaxation besides when you are asleep! So the question remains, how do you plan ahead to create an enjoyable, unforgettable experience for your family? If you are successful, then just maybe you can revel in a little relaxation as well!
- Depending on where you are traveling, look for hotels with amenities such as pools and kids’ activities. Pools provide a much needed outlet for kids...
This post #2 in a two-part series sharing some of Miles team members’ favorite travel memories in celebration of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29. Click here to read the first post in this series.
Life-size Mario Kart in Switzerland by Alexis Acosta
Picture this: snow-capped vistas as far as the eyes can see, quaint chalets dressed in festive lights and the aroma of mulled wine in the air. My family and I were fortunate enough to experience the magic of Switzerland during Christmas, and since, my view of the holidays has never been the same. We laughed, we cried, we partied and then died – no seriously, our flight back home was at 6am on New Year’s Day and I felt dead.
One of the best days of the trip was spent...
National Plan for Vacation Day is January 29, and to help celebrate, Miles held a company-wide “Share Your Travel Story” contest. We provided a few guidelines – the story had to be a true, relate to just one specific travel experience (rather than a recap of all travels) and, as an added challenge, under 200 words.
Writing an entertaining travel story under 200 words is no easy feat! But our talented team rose to the challenge.
Everyone got to read all the entries and vote, and we rewarded the winners with some great prizes to help them plan their next adventure.
In the spirit of National Plan for Vacation Day, we wanted to share some of our team’s stories to help inspire your own travels – and to encourage you start planning your next trip!
(Want to keep reading? Click here for more travel stories from Miles!)
Social media is a given when it comes to vacations. If you’re like most people, you’re already planning on posting photos and stories from your vacation to share with friends and relatives. But did you know that you can use social media to help plan your trip? Sites like Instagram, Reddit, Facebook, Travello, and Roadtrippers can bring new perspective to your trip before it’s even begun.
Gain Inspiration from Instagram
Trying to decide where to go? Instagram is full of amazing travel blogs with photos and videos from all over the world. Earthpix is an inspiring travel blog with over 14 million followers that compiles travel photos from a variety of contributors. Beautiful...
We call them smartphones, but if you’re like me, then phone doesn’t even make the list of Top 20 reasons I use the device. One thing that’s certain though: as savvy and versatile as they are, those damn phones have taken a lot of spontaneity out of life.
We’re never more then a few clicks away from anything and therefore, end up planning almost everything. I’m not saying to ditch the phone as you’ll want the camera, GPS and social media apps on the road. Some days though, you should let whim take control. There’s no better way to put spontaneity back into life than by traveling.