Cruising has been my vacation ‘mode’ of choice for more than 15 years. In that time I have had the pleasure of cruising on 16 ships across 5 cruiselines. And while I have sailed on some pretty incredible ships, I wasn’t prepared for the grandeur of Allure of the Seas.
Tag: "Traveling with kids"
Allure of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship and also the most entertaining ship we have ever sailed on. From the moment we boarded I was blown away by every detail of this incredible vessel and often had to remind myself I was on a ‘boat’.
When I am looking for a vacation spot for our family one of the big selling points for me is kid-friendly amenities. While luxury and location are first on my list, making sure there is lots for the kids to do is a big priority.
One product that I have recently fallen in love with is Joovy’s Foocot. We have been testing this foldable bed for a few months now and I have yet to find something that I don’t like about it. Portable, compact and comfortable this bed works for any sleeping situation.
When on the move with a young family there is always equipment to consider to get everyone from point A to Point B. In the early days it may be an infant carrier used in a travel system, and eventually as your family expands a double stroller.
If you are a parent who travels then you know how much you want your kids to be able to help with luggage while on vacation. When we go away we now bring with us 4 suitcases, 2 strollers and 2 carry-ons – a lot for mom and dad to tote.
Living in the South, it is already heating up here as Spring gets into full bloom While some parts of the US are bundling up in sweaters and jackets, we’re lounging by the pool with our flip-flops on. No matter what Mother Nature has in store for you this week, take a few moments to relax with an iced (or hot!) coffee and enjoy reading these links from around the web.
The winter blues prompt many to escape to the Caribbean for a week or two at this time of year. How can you blame them? Day after endless day of dull, cold, grey weather will drive you crazy after a while. If you are planning to bring young children on your island break this winter, there are a few precautions you may want to take.
The first ‘big’ ship I cruised on was Carnival’s Facination. I will never forget the fun our family had on that cruise. Not only did I get engaged, but we had a blast on the watersides, at the pool and eating day and night at the 24-hour pizza bar.
One of the questions that I get asked often by friends and family who know that we love to vacation is what is better for a family – a cruise or resort vacation?
While both vacations are very different, each one offers a lot of great opportunities for vacationing families.