Vacation Time is Upon Us!

10 Great Summer Family Vacation Ideas
Summer Vacation? But, it’s only February. The old adage, “the early bird gets the worm” holds true when scheduling a summer vacation. Best pricing, best space availability, and best flight times are available now. In waiting, you jeopardize any of those factors not being the best. To help you get in summer vacation planning mode and be the hero to your family here are just a very few ideas based on popularity:
  1. Beaches Resort, Turks and Caicos: a resort designed with kids in mind in what many consider the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. 45,000 sq. ft. waterpark offering a zero entry kiddie pool to surfing simulator, Sesame Street for the tots, hangout area for teens, and 12 mile beach for all to enjoy.
  2. Mexico: bargain hunters will find the BEST service and BEST values anywhere in one of the all-inclusive resorts, which may be found in quite a few hot spots in this lovely country. All-Inclusive means you pay 100% upfront so you know what you are spending for your overall vacation and don’t have to shell out cash at every turn.
  3. Atlantis Resort, The Bahamas: consider this Schlitterbahn x 10 with a wide range of varied accommodation options. Dolphins, the largest waterpark in the Caribbean, organized kids’ activities, and family bonding abound.
  4. U.S.A.: No Passport/No Problem. Just a few options are: Walt Disneyworld, Universal Studios, or other amusement parks. Alaska, National Parks, Historical Adventures, mountains, oceans, lakes, and other endless possibilities.
  5. Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica: if planning a large family gathering, this resort can accommodate. From standard rooms to 7-bedroom villas, choices of meal plans, and lush tropical surroundings — this makes for a great family fit.
  6. Cruise Vacation: some like to do nothing, others prefer to stay busy. A cruise works for toddlers to senior citizens and everyone in between. Whether in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, or nearly anywhere else you can imagine, some R&R at sea and adventure at ports makes a nice mix.
  7. Europe: memory maker family vacation for sure. Ideas are: river cruise down the Rhine, Danube, or another; sail the Mediterranean to hit Greek Islands or Holy Land; or just immerse yourself in one country of your choice. You can’t go wrong.
  8. Club Med Resorts: with over 40 years of experience, Club Med has kids programs where kids refuse to leave at the end of a stay. Florida, Dominican Republic, and Mexico offer locations for these all-inclusive unique resorts.
  9. Hawaii: paradise destination that gets no complaints upon return. Select one island, or hop around between a few and explore with a car, while staying at a hotel or condo. A great island-hopping option is to sail the islands so you only unpack once.
  10. Caribbean-Aruba, USVI, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Bermuda and on and on and on. Each island has beauty and special treasures to explore and enjoy. All will have kid friendly accommodations.
This list is just meant to be an idea starter. When is the perfect time to plan a summer vacation? Right after you finish reading this article! 3D Cruise and Travel would love to help plan the perfect fit for you. Google is great, but we care about your experience. The countdown to the departure day will be very exciting.
Debby Stevens

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