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Planning Memorable and Meaningful Family Vacations

Family travel provides the best memories for most of us, and my favorite times growing up were definitely on family trips. Now that I have my own family I try to plan fun trips for us as well, usually starting with a google search of “Best Family Place To Stay in [insert city I’d like to visit here]”, and hoping for the best.

Sometimes I find a winner, and other times I get a list of questionable search results and promoted ads, and a feeling our family escapade will feel more like a business trip, and less like a real adventure. We parents could definitely use a better family travel planning strategy than that, and we could definitely use some resources that help our children continue to learn while away from home.

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Family Vacations With More

I always try to incorporate an educational aspect to our trips, for the sake of our sons, and because my husband and I enjoy learning as well (we love history and science). Scholastic provides travel-related content for parents planning vacations on their school breaks, and it’s become our go to source for helping to plan a truly great family vacation that has added value with entertainment, excitement, and the ability to be utterly memorable.

I don’t want to travel to another state and sleep in a strange bed to eat the same foods and go to same amusements parks I can find here. We seek something more interesting, unique, and substantial- time spent together having fun, learning new things, trying new things, exploring, and a bunch of new stories to tell after of “that time when…”

A Family Trip That Is A True Adventure

It can be difficult to find time for breaks (between jobs and school) and sometimes even to save up for vacations, so make the most of each one. Start at Scholastic’s Can’t Wait for School Break collection for helpful and relevant resources gathered in one place to provide with you with some excellent ideas your kids will enjoy, and the adults will too.

Some great articles and tips you will find from Scholastic to help you get started:

· The best audiobooks for kids when traveling

· Four family cruises with learning activities for kids

· Fun ways to announce to your kids that you’re going on a trip

· The best educational attractions at Disney Parks around the world

· Fun learning games for long road trips

and many more that are really helpful to parents planning a vacation- the sort of information you’d expect from Scholastic, whose mission is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy. Whether you want to make the most of your one trip a year, are homeschooling and want to continue teaching while traveling, or even have to miss some school while away from home, there is no reason learning can’t be incorporated, and be fun.

Scholastic provides articles that cover many situations, and take a lot of the guesswork and footwork out of searching for ideas to incorporate learning into a memorable and meaningful family vacation. What are your getaway plans this year?

Did you find any of the above articles useful in planning a more wonderful trip for your family?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Disney. The opinions and text are all mine.