About Us

At Family Travels and Adventures, we are experts at turning your family vacation dreams into a reality. From cruising to vacation packages to group or individual tours, we use your family's unique needs and interests to plan your best family vacation yet!

Cruises make great family vacations, but are not one-size fits all. Cruises can be small and intimate or huge and energetic. One of the best things about cruising is that there is an opportunity for everyone to get quality time, both individual, couple, and family. Another major benefit of cruising is that you only have to unpack once, but get to visit multiple destinations. Finally, cruises offer good value with pricing which includes entertainment, lodging, food, and some beverages.

If you are looking for an opportunity to check out and get away from it all, we also provide vacation package services to popular destinations such as Mexico, the Caribbean, and even the South Pacific. Many of these packages feature all-inclusive pricing - airfare, transfer, lodging, and food and drinks. This type of vacation is great if you want to just relax by the pool or the beach or if you want to explore that destination more in depth.

Several companies offer family-oriented tours for those families that want to explore history, culture, or nature. Perhaps you'd like to adventure in the forests of Costa Rica or explore castles in Germany? Tours take the guess-work out of planning a trip. Many of these tours are also small-group, meaning about 16 people or less, which means you can get to know a destination while having the benefits of pre-arranged transportation, lodging, and a guide throughout the trip.

For those families that would like to travel independently, we also offer customized itineraries to most destinations. Following a consultation, we will build a vacation to the destination(s) of your choice including transportation, lodging, and activities that meet your interests and needs.

If you aren't sure which destination, travel style, resort or cruise is for you, don't worry! We specialize in taking information you share in our consultation to determine the best vacation for your family. Contact Family Travels and Adventures today and let us plan your dream vacation!

Biography:

I have always had a passion for exploring new places, and began traveling internationally at age 16 when I spent a summer abroad. In my 20s and 30s, my husband and I traveled throughout North America, South America, and Europe, gaining an appreciation for the different experiences one can get from different types of travel: trekking the Inca Trail, relaxing at an all-inclusive resort, sailing on a 50-foot yacht in Greece, and adventure travel in Costa Rica, to name a few. After having our son, we were committed to maintaining and sharing our passion for travel with him. Exploring the world as a family has been a way of life for us for the last 5 years. Some of our son’s favorite memories are from our travels: swimming in a private beachfront pool in Bali, exploring castles in Europe, seeing Tigers on safari in India, and riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad while watching the fireworks at Disney World. Travel defines our family.

I believe that family travel should be a priority for every family. Travel provides an opportunity for family members to connect to each other in meaningful ways. When families are removed from the stresses and routines of daily life, they are able to take the time to focus on each other. The shared moments and new experiences create new, lasting memories that are cherished by all. Of course, family travel also provides significant educational opportunities for learning about places, people and cultures that cannot be found in school. It also presents real life problem-solving tasks that allow children to apply what they have learned in school. Exchange rates, map reading, and communicating in other languages are all authentic learning activities. Finally, parents get the opportunity to see the world through new eyes. There is nothing quite like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they see new sights and gain new experiences.

As an experienced traveler and knowledgeable consultant, I know that there is no one right way to travel as a family: the right vacation is the one that provides the travel experience your family's personality, needs and wants. Whether it is an active outdoor vacation, a culturally focused journey, a relaxing break by the beach, or even a combination of all three, I will create the holiday that your family is dreaming of.

Top Destinations: Hawaii, Costa Rica, England, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Thailand

Specialties: Family Travel, Cruises, Family Tours

Recent Trips: My personal family vacations this year have included a cruise on the Harmony of the Seas in the Caribbean, an 3-week vacation in Crete, a small-group family tour in Northern India, and a 5-day independent trip to Marrakech. I'm looking forward to upcoming vacations to Paris and Amsterdam this spring, and Cancun and the Riviera Maya in June.

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