Sometimes you just want to get away from it all, and one of the most luxurious ways to do so is to take a cruise to some place exotic that you’ve never been before, all while being pampered in the lap of luxury. Before you book your cruise though, there are a few things that a good to know for safety before you can fully relax and enjoy yourself.

There will always be a safety briefing, usually on the first day of the cruise, and as boring as you or your kids may find it, it does pay to pay attention. This briefing will include information on what to do in the case of an emergency, and will let you know how to get from your cabin to the emergency grouping area. This is very important information, don’t miss it; you don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t know where to go!

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It’s a common worry while traveling that your important and sensitive documents will be lost or stolen. The best way to avoid this is to have specific safe places to stow such documents, such as driver’s license, passport, money, and medical information. Here is a list of the best ways to travel with these things in a safe way.

A money belt can be a great investment for a regular traveler. It is a garment worn underneath the clothes with a pouch or several to house your money, but can also be great for passports and the like, as they stay on your person and are safe from pick-pockets. You can find money belts at most travel or department stores.

Another option is to get a travel wallet, and though it’s not really any different from a regular wallet, it is at least one specific location where you know your sensitive materials are, so there [...]

Family travel is no reason to go sabotage your diet or slack-off on your workouts. It’s okay to indulge once in a while, but pigging out on your vacation may leave you less than satisfied, especially if you recently lost a lot of weight. The good news is you can eat healthy and lose weight on vacation. Don’t believe me. Here’s my story.

How I lost weight on my family travel to Great Britain

My dad and I took our first international trip together to Great Britain in 1997. I was nervous, he was nervous, and we both lost weight. I lost about 15 pounds, and my dad lost about 12 pounds. How did we release the pounds? Keep reading.

Family travel usually includes sightseeing. Many destinations offer walking tours. Not only is walking is a low-impact form of exercise, but it’s perfect for the entire family. You lose weight by spending time with each [...]

It’s easy to plan your family vacation, right?

Not so fast.

Families are diverse. Everyone has their favorite travel vacation destination. Teens may not want to go on a family vacation because they think they’re too old to hang out with the family. Ugh! What are parents to do?

Never fear, GuestQuest Vacations is here. We take the stress out of planning your family vacation.

5 Hot Tips to Help You Plan Your Family Vacation

Don’t wait until the last minute

It’s not a good idea to wait until the last minute to plan your family vacation. Why? You could miss out on fantastic deals and specials that only last for a limited time.

Most families take a family vacation each year. Right?

Think about next year’s vacation a few weeks after you come home from this year’s family vacation. Why?

It’s a good way to jumpstart your vacation planning. This way you won’t stress [...]

There’s no doubt that frequent family travelers have a list of must-haves. But you can’t squeeze everything into a suitcase, car, or carry-on bag. Below is a list of must-haves for families that are ‘seasoned’ travelers and those who are taking their first trip.

7 Frequent Family Travel Must-Haves

Healthy family

You probably already know that it’s important to get regular checkups. Your health is a MUST-HAVE for your family travel. Traveling when you’re sick is never a good idea. You won’t have any energy and you can make the people around you sick.

It’s never a good idea to travel with with sick children.

Make sure everyone sees the doctor before you leave on your family vacation. It’s important that your family is in good health to travel. Otherwise, you could find yourself dealing with sickness on your vacation, and you trip will be a short one.


Family road trips can be fun! [...]

A family vacation is when a family comes together to share a wonderful travel experience; to create memories that will last a lifetime. Sometimes, it works out that way. And sometimes you have travel memories you’d like to forget.

“Are we there yet?”

“I’m hungry!”

“I have to go to the bathroom!”

How many times have you heard those phrases while you’re speeding down the highway in your SUV or RV with the entire family? What about when you’re 30,000 feet in the air?

Let’s face it; taking the family on vacation can be an adventure in and of itself. Please everyone and you’ll have an enjoyable family vacation.

Have a meeting about your family vacation

Before you surprise your family with a family vacation, hold a meeting to discuss it instead. Hear and listen to what your kids have to say about ‘suggested’ family vacation destinations.

Teenagers may not be thrilled to travel during [...]

Is your family vacation to South Carolina coming up, and instead of feeling excited you’re feeling nervous of getting on the plane? You shouldn’t have to deal with anxiety on your vacation, you should only be thinking of all the fun you’re going to have on the beach with your family. Here are a few tips for beating that fear of flying before it’s time to fly.

Before your trip, listen to a self-help tape about the fear of flying or read a book. There are many of them out there that answer every paranoid question you want to ask but haven’t. Educating yourself will make you feel much better about flying and you’ll have an easier time overcoming your fears.

Eat a hearty meal before you board. Low blood sugar causes stress, so make sure you eat a good meal before it’s time to fly. Also avoid caffeine because it can make you jumpy.


When your family goes on a beach vacation in Florida, the last thing you want to worry about is your valuables getting lost or stolen. While many hotels have security guards roaming the halls, a safe room and reception area and security cameras, some are not as safe, and if you don’t take the necessary precautions your valuables could be stolen, sometimes without you even realizing it. In order for you to successfully keep track of your valuables while you’re on a family beach vacation, or any kind of vacation for that matter, follow these simple guidelines that will help ensure everything you brought on your trip comes back home with you.
  • If the hotel room has a safe, use it for all your valuables including jewelry, electronic devices such as iPods, cameras or anything else that will fit that’s of worth to you or [...]
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