Vacations are a wonderful way for family members to come together and bond. New memories are made, and family ties are strengthened. However, saving money for a family trip can be difficult, and this is especially true if you are already on a tight budget. But if you follow our tips below, you can start saving for that special vacation, and we know you will come up with even better ideas for helping the whole family save up for that much-needed trip and time together.
Just a two-hour drive from Hanover, New Hampshire and the Connecticut River Valley, Boston is a great city to visit for a day trip with friends or family. Rich in our country’s history and culture, Boston has much to offer tourists. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit, rain or shine, and wonderful restaurants where you can sample just about whatever kind of food you’re in the mood for. If the weather is on your side, you may not even need to use public transportation (“the T”) because this city was made for walking. There’s more than enough to do and see in Boston to fill a few day trips. Here are just a few suggestions.
Whether your New Hampshire travels take you along the White Mountains Trail National Scenic Byway on the Northern or the Southern Loop, you’ll be treated to the best the Granite State has to offer—heavenly scenery, covered bridges, historic sites, picturesque villages, fantastic shopping and dining, and friendly New Englanders. A drive through the White Mountains ending at Echo Lake makes a delightful family day trip.
Looking for a weekend getaway with all the beauty of the mountains plus luxurious amenities? Look no farther than the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Only a 90-minute drive from the Hanover/West Lebanon region of New Hampshire and a 2½-hour drive from Boston, you can minimize your travel time and maximize your relaxation. This hotel is a favorite retreat of past presidents and many celebrities, as well as a national historic landmark that has been attracting families for generations. The Omni Mount Washington Hotel offers numerous amenities and activities, making it a great choice for just about everyone.
March 2013: I was enjoying my junior year at Kimball Union Academy as a mature sixteen-year-old, juggling a rigorous course schedule, participating in a plethora of clubs and organizations, running half-marathons—and becoming queasy at the thought of sleeping somewhere besides my own bed for an extended period.
We’re into March already, and vacation season is quickly approaching. A popular vacation option for lots of families is a cruise. Many are all-inclusive and offer ways to keep every member of the family happy. Some cruises provide childcare so parents can enjoy a relaxing dinner alone, and others offer age-specific clubs and activities. However, choosing the best cruise option for your family is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Some cruises are better designed for babies and toddlers, and others are geared toward tweens and teens. Add to the mix the fact that ships vary greatly, not just from line to line but within lines, and that some are better than others when it comes to onboard accommodations and activities, and choosing the best fit for your family becomes an even greater challenge. Here are a few of the most family-friendly cruise options for your consideration.
With winter in full swing, by mid February we all start to get a little stir crazy. Cold temperatures and snow, windy days, and treacherous driving conditions combine forces to keep us indoors, sometimes even on weekends. Aside from skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating to lure us outdoors and keep us active this season, there are plenty of other options for fun getaways, many right in our backyard. What are some of your options? Read on to find out.
Traveling during the holidays, whether to visit family, take a ski holiday, or seek some sunshine, is never easy. Winter weather can throw a curveball at you, as can unanticipated traffic and flight delays. With millions of Americans on the road this season, adding kids to the mix might be enough to make you want to stay put instead. But with careful planning and the right attitude, you can keep your kids happy and yourself calm on your way to your destination. Check out these tips to help make traveling with little ones easier.
Autumn in New England means blazing red, shining gold, and burnt-orange leaves that cover trees and crunch underfoot. Of course, it also means hot, spicy apple cider, a trip through the pumpkin patch, and apple picking! But I digress . . . whether you’re a professional leaf peeper or just a casual enthusiast, there are lots of very special places and ways to take in the splendor of this season.