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Planning your next vacation can be a huge undertaking. It’s even more challenging when you’re trying to accommodate multiple people with different interests, age groups, and so on.
For the month of March and April, I am working with globetrotting experts, most of who are moms with first-hand experience of planning vacays with their families.
What to Expect from the Planning Your Next Vacation Series
We will be publishing articles every week in a new series called Planning Your Next Vacation and will include topics such as:
- Choosing a Destination
- Saving Money on Transportation
- Booking Accommodations
- Sightseeing and Activities
- Packing Cubes and Other Best Tips to Pack
- Saving Money on Food
- Tips and Strategies for Family Road Trips
- Things You Should Know Before International Travel
- Making Memories with your Family
Meet our Panel of Family Traveling Experts
Here are the experts who will be sharing their tips and strategies on planning your next vacay with your family.
Regina of Full Time Field Trip
Regina is a full-time world explorer, wife, and mother of five awesome travel kids. She is the creator and author of Full Time Field Trip, a family travel blog. She is a travel writer specializing in budget travel, family travel, and parenting. Life-long travel experience combined with a passion for connecting people to information, Regina brings you in-depth, thorough, real-world tips to make traveling with kids easier for you. When she’s not a packing ninja or travel planning guru, she’s learning how to take better pictures or playing house rules Uno with her family.
Kirsty of World For a Girl
Kirsty is a British family travel blogger currently living in sunny Malaysia. She has traveled to over 100 countries including 25 with her young children. Her family travel blog “World for a Girl” takes a unique look at traveling the world in a more inclusive way.
With a passion for unusual family travel destinations, Kirsty has visited countries as diverse as Kosovo, Iceland and Myanmar with her children. She aims to provide an honest account of the challenges and joys of traveling as a family. Her posts blend family travel tips and itineraries with a lesser-explored world of inspirational female explorers, women’s history and global feminist issues.
Nikki of Yorkshire Wonders
Nikki writes Yorkshire Wonders, a UK family travel blog that reviews local days out as well as holidays in the UK, Europe and Disney World in Florida. She grew up and lives in the UK but has also lived in the US and the Middle East at different times of her life. This has given her an eternal wanderlust and a desire to share the world with her children.
Annette of Tips From a Typical Mom
Annette Belnap blogs at Tips From a Typical Mom. She is a wife and mother to 5 kids and she loves to share things that make a mom’s life easier! Annette shares family friendly recipes, family travel tips, parenting tips, cleaning tips and product reviews. Annette lives in Utah with her family and loves to go hiking in the mountains.
Tiffany of Mommy and Me Travels
Tiffany from Mommy And Me Travels started her blog 6 months ago in hopes of inspiring other parents to get out and travel with their children. She has 2 wonderful travel companions! Her sons are 5 and 1.5 years old. They love to go on “adventures”. Their mission is to provide reviews, guidance, and helpful tips to traveling parents through first hand experiences.
Shannan of Captivating Compass
Shannan is a passionate traveler & homeschooling mom. She enjoys learning on location all over Europe with her 3 favorite travel buddies. Shannan shares her inspiration at Captivating Compass, a family travel & digital home school blog. She blogs about affordable family travel and digital homeschooling while traveling with kids. She has 20+ years of travel experience along with a passion to connect family travel destinations with educational resources, Shannan brings you inspirational family travel and digital home school resources to help you learn on location throughout Europe. When she’s not planning the next learn on location travel adventure, you’ll find her walking country paths in Scotland.
Kris of Gadsventure
Kris is a mum from Australia, wife, nurse, mother of 4 kids and lifelong traveler. Their boys are 7 and 9, and their girls 5 and 1.5. Kris and her family are about to head to Bali in March and document all their travels on their blog Gadsventure. Bali is the first stop on their round the world trip which hopefully will last around 2 years. It’s a lifestyle change that they need. Life is too short.
Shannon of Grab My Passport
Shannon Elizabeth is the creator and voice behind Grab My Passport, a family-focused travel blog. By day, she is a Senior Project Manager, with a background in architecture and interior design. By night, she is a freelance writer, photographer, wanna-be-DIY’er, and a perpetually wanderlusting traveler. Established originally while living overseas in Europe, and now based in the United States with two young kiddos in tow, her blog brings practical tips, itineraries, travel budgeting hacks, and inspiration to everyday families like you.
Yamy of Gofamgo
Yamy is the creator and main blogger of Gofamgo, a multi-generational family travel blog where she chronicles her family’s adventures and shares guides and tips that she learns along the way. With her background in healthcare as a registered nurse, she also writes articles from the perspective of traveling with young children and a terminally ill elderly member of the family. When she is not traveling and has a break from taking care of the kids, she dabbles with photography and freelance design.
Deborah of World Wise Kid
Deborah is the mom of 2 inquisitive home school kids, an environmental educator and writer of the family travel blog World Wise Kid. Their goal is to encourage global understanding and perspective through contemplating, comparing, calculating, speculating, and discussion inspired by travel destinations. Each post poses 3 open-ended questions for great dinnertime conversation and learning! Follow their travels this year through Thailand, Italy, Greece, France and Spain. When Deborah isn’t framing the next learning experiences, she can be found on the California coast tidepooling, sea kayaking and playing beach volleyball.
Melissa of Disabled Disney
Melissa Temple is a disabled wife and mother of one brave and gorgeous daughter from the U.S.A. She is the creator and lead author of Disabled Disney, a blogging adventure she started with her husband of 19 years, David Temple. Melissa specializes in disability travel with kids and as an adult couple. She loves to go to Disneyland with her husband, daughter and any other friends and family that want to tag along. Melissa also likes to explore her home state of Arizona. When she’s not planning or going to Disneyland, she loves to read and do crafts.
Chris and Sarah of State by State
Sarah is a full-time RV traveler who has traveled the US with her husband Chris and three children, ages 11, 9, and 6, for the past 2.5 years. She loves sharing awesome, family friendly, and budget wise destinations on her website State by State. Sarah also enjoys sharing tips on traveling full-time with kids and money-saving ideas too. When not traveling or exploring new locations and making incredible memories together, their family loves playing board games, building forts, and hanging out around the campfire.
Sarah of Dandelion Seeds
A published writer, positive parenting educator, wellness advocate, and world traveler, Sarah shares her passions on her blog, Dandelion Seeds. She feels most “grounded” when she’s flying; looking at the world from above is a wonderful way to keep perspective in check. A home school mom, she also works in multiple classrooms throughout the week, including that of an internationally renowned early childhood educator. She invites you to join her on her travel, wellness, and positive parenting journeys.