TBT: Travel Scrapbook, Weekend Away

#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

#TBT: Playground reader Mia Riker-Norrie shares this adorable photo of her family on a ski trip in Breckenridge, Colorado, 2004. 

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Happy travels!

 

 

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Cyber Monday Family Travel Deals and Steals

Cyber Monday Family Travel Deals

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Looking for amazing family travel deals? Cyber Monday has become the online equivalent for the shopping thrills of Black Friday, especially when it comes to great prices for hotels and resorts. Plan out your kid’s school vacations for the next year now, and you’ll be able to save hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of dollars from what you’d pay without these special one-time offers on some of the top family-friendly properties in North America.

Check out the Cyber Monday family travel deals and steals below now — many start early — and then keep checking back between now and November 28 — we’ll keep updating as we get the lowdown on these big bargains:

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Great Getaways for NJ Teachers’ Convention School Break

The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park | family travel
The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park

Q: Hi! I’m trying to plan a short trip for my 14-year-old son and I during New Jersey’s November Teacher’s Convention 4-day break . You guys always seem to be doing something fun; any ideas for me? ~ Thanks! Mike

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TBT: Travel Scrapbook, Westward HO!

#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Colorado Adventure!

 

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#TBT: Shooting the Shoshone Rapids in Colorado, family style, with Melissa and her son Aidan, nephew Alex, niece Eva, and her husband, sister, and brother in law (not to mention the professional guide manning the heavy oars in the back). Glenwood Springs, Colorado, August 2015.

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Happy travels!

 

 

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: A Family Getaway in Colorado

Colorado

Q: Hey Melissa. Can I pick your brain about cheap vacation options at the beginning of September? My kids don’t start school until September 12 (super late) so we want to travel Labor Day week. We want to stay in the U.S., use Frequent Flyer miles, and stay somewhere inexpensive. Also, we’re not a big hang on the beach family. Any suggestions? Thanks! Gretchen


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New Deals Added! Incredible Cyber Monday Travel Deals and Steals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals and Steals

Step right up! We’ve got your vacation deal right here! Since last week we’ve added more Cyber Monday travel specials to our family friendly list — search for “NEW” if you want to see the updates (spoiler alert: there are a large number of great ski resorts out west offering 50% off regular rates!). Or just scroll through for family travel inspiration. From the Caribbean to California (and beyond), swimming to skiing, we’ve got you covered, below. Just be sure to act quickly, most of these fabulous family vacation deals will be gone by Tuesday, and in some cases last only a few hours, or even minutes (for example, $96 rooms at Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth are available for just 96 minutes!).

Let the travel shopping start……..now!

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