Types of Family Vacations

Family Vacation Planning Guide

Family-Friendly Travel

Every parent knows that the right type of family vacation depends on the age of the children. This Web Guide to Family-Friendly Travel can help make family travel decisions easy. For resources and information on where to go and what to do with babies, toddlers, school-age kids and teens; for gear and services to make the going (and returning) easier; and for family vacation planning tips and tricks on how to navigate all types of travel with your kids, use this Web Guide to the world of family-friendly travel.

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Types of Family Vacations

When you're traveling with the family, don't think of yourself as limited; there are many types of vacations for you and the crew to enjoy, including cruises, family bed and breakfasts, disney vacations, and European journeys. Use these sites to explore the possibilities.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you're a history buff as well as an amusement park fan, you'll love the Web site for the National Amusement Park Historical Association, where you can find all kinds of facts and figures, plus lists of the oldest operating amusement parks and roller coasters.
  • Keep weather in mind when you're planning your cruise. Hurricane seasons seem to be starting earlier and ending later than they once did.
  • If you haven't been to a Disney park since you were a kid, be prepared for a souped-up experience that requires a lot more attention to detail. Case in point: the Princess Storybook Breakfast at Walt Disney World, where little girls get a chance to dine with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. Reservations are taken up to 180 days in advance-and are normally full within five minutes of the phone lines opening up each day. The silver lining: the mega-park that is Disney World is no longer just for kids. You'll find world-class gold courses, luxury spa service, and fine dining here, too.
  • It's true that many B&Bs don't welcome small children. Be sure to be upfront about your needs when booking a stay so there are no surprises for anyone once you arrive.
  • For information on traveling in Europe, check out the official tourism sites for individual countries and larger cities, in addition to the sites listed below. And do your part to dispel the stigma of the ugly American by being sensitive to different cultures' attitudes toward families and children.
  • Thanks to the EU and the convenience of the Euro, traveling from country to country within Europe has never been easier. Take advantage of this and make it a multi-cultural journey.
  • When most people think of family-friendly destinations, Disney is one of the first things that jumps to mind. We've included four sites here that will help you plan your Disney trip, and you'll find far more tips and sites for Disney vacations in our findingDulcinea Disney Travel Guide.

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