Tips for Saving Up for Your Family Vacation

A family vacation can be just what you need to help your family feel closer, as well as get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For many families, vacations do not come frequently. If you want to make this a vacation that your kids will remember for their entire lives, you’re going to need to start planning and saving early. Here are some of the best tips for saving up for a family vacation.

Open a Dedicated Account

You should open up a separate savings account that is completely dedicated to your vacation fund. You shouldn’t put any money in that account that is not for the vacation. You should also try to avoid taking money out of the account before you start paying for tickets and deposits. 

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Four Less Common European Destinations

Vacationing in Europe is a dream that many people have, and few people are able to make it happen. When you are finally ready to take your European vacation, you want to consider carefully where you will visit. If you aren’t fond of crowds of tourists and you want to truly experience another country, consider these less common European destinations.

Mantua, Italy

Instead of visiting Florence, Rome, or Venice, try visiting this quaint little town in Italy. The architecture is simply breathtaking. Te Palace is a sophisticated building with many beautifully appointed rooms. There are also a lot of great examples of classic Italian art, and the cuisine is always as exceptional as only true Italian food can be. Essentially, you get all the perks of visiting Italy without the touristy crowds.

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How an Ancestry Vacation Can Change Your Outlook

We all grow up hearing stories about our ancestors. Our grandparents tell us stories of their grandparents. We always believed the stories as a child, but as an adult we know that these stories have to be taken with a grain of salt. Still, it can be very liberating and freeing to learn more about where you come from. It can change your entire outlook on life to walk a mile in their shoes. With an ancestry vacation, you can.

What Is an Ancestry Vacation?

On an ancestry vacation, you will visit the places of your ancestors. We can arrange your vacation to include all of the main parts of the country, or the world, in which your family originated. You can visit cemeteries and take pictures of gravestones, visit the churches where your ancestors were married or baptized, and learn much more about the history of your family and where you come from using the local libraries and historical societies.

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Three Reasons to Schedule Your Winter Cruise

Does the winter have you wishing for warmer climes? Do you long to see green again, and white sandy beaches, and the deep blue ocean? A cruise is a fantastic way to spend your winter vacation, and for a number of great reasons. Here are just a few.

Stress Relief

Right after the holidays is a great time to schedule a cruise. A cruise can be very relaxing, with everything handled for you — pools, resorts, and all types of activities. Most businesses struggle to get their end-of-year paperwork done on time, and the holidays add a stress all their own. What better way to reward yourself for another successful year than with a relaxing, stress-free cruise.

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The Advantages of Hiring a Travel Agent

If you’re scoping out your next getaway and have never worked with a travel agent before, it’s a great time to start. A travel agent will make your next trip memorable with individualized care, expert insight, and invaluable industry connections. 

Here are the main advantages of hiring a travel agent for your next vacation:

You’ll Save Time and Money

These days, between personal and professional obligations, few of us have time to spare. Plus, if you do get some time to yourself in the day, it’s unlikely that you want to spend it scouring the internet for travel information.

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