Don’t we all want to do this? The best part about taking a vacation is meeting the locals. A family vacation is the perfect opportunity to teach children how to make friends. If your kids are shy, help them to be more extroverted. They may resist at first. But it’s up to moms and dads to be the catalyst for their children, if they want them to have a vacation they’ll remember.

Family Vacation: How to Make New Friends and Memories of a Lifetime

Smile at people

Smiling is a great way to make new friends and memories on your family vacation. You’re on vacation which is reason enough to smile. Remember … a smile can brighten someone’s day!

Ask someone to take a picture of your family

Instead of mom and or dad taking a photo (they won’t be in the photo), ask a local to snap a photo of your family. This way [...]

Summer was a blast and you and your brood enjoyed your fun family vacations to the fullest. But now you’re left in a quandary over what to do with all the photos you collected. Sure, you could dump them in a box, but isn’t there a better way to use them?

YES! Here at GuestQuest, we have four great recommendations for you! Never allow pictures of your family vacation spots languish in a cardboard tomb again!

1. Put the Photos in an Album — Though this isn’t exactly a new tip, it’s a good one nonetheless. Even if you’re busy, you can probably find time at night during commercial breaks to pop your family vacation spot pictures into an album. If you’re a scrapbooker, have at ’em!

2. Pick the Best Pics for the Wall — Isn’t it time to redecorate? Then buy some pretty frames and show off photos of your family beach vacations and [...]

baby vacationBabies are awfully cute when they gurgle, coo, laugh and sleep. But they aren’t known for being the best family vacation getaway companions. That’s why you need to be prepared!

“Baby’s Best Family Vacation” Travel Tips from GuestQuest:

TAKE TOYS! — No, wait. Make that “take favorite toys”. If Junior loves his old, beat-up teddy bear with the missing eye, you’d be wise to ensure it makes the journey from your home to your family vacation destination.

KEEP A ROUTINE — Okay, this can be tough, especially when you want your family vacation getaway to include lots of late nights exploring the moonlit beach or the thumping city nightlife. However, if you want to remember your journey with fondness, it’ll behoove you to stick to routines as much as possible.

AVOID TRAINING BABY DURING THE TRIP — Think you’ll introduce “the potty” during your visit [...] you’re sporting a belly bump (or will soon be a member of this ultra chic club), congratulations!

No matter what kind of family vacation getaway you’re interested in taking this year, make sure you indulge and enjoy before Baby comes.Of course, that’s easier said than done.

For many women, carrying around an extra 20 or more pounds is anything but relaxing. That’s why it’ll behoove you to plan your fun family vacations this year with the mama in mind.

Take it Easy on the Tourism

Pregnancy makes a gal tire fairly easily, especially during the last trimester. Her feet hurt, her back hurts and she probably needs a restroom more frequently than before she heard the good news.

Consequently, it’s important to make sure that wherever you go – whether it’s to a Florida vacation condo or one of those super fine New York [...]

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