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Traveling with Your Family? Let MiniTime Help PLUS a $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway (ends 10/12/13)

 

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My family has only really gone on three vacations in the past 17 years. Once to Lake George (NY) for three days. Another time to Point Pleasant (NJ) for three days. Our longest vacation was the week we spent in Orlando at a condo that my mother rented for me and my family as well as my sister and her family. My mom made all the arrangements including air travel, car rental and of course the condo rental. We just had to pay for park tickets and meals.

These days when I travel it’s usually only for a blogger event where all the arrangements are made for me. To be honest with you I wouldn’t know where to begin if I were to plan a vacation for my family. Air travel would probably be the easiest thing to arrange. Finding the perfect hotel and knowing what attractions to go and see that would be enjoyable for my teenagers as well as my husband and I would be tricky.

There are plenty of travel sites on the Internet. How do you choose the right one?

Personally I would want to use a site that has reviews and recommendations from REAL people, so so-called “experts”. I often think the experts are paid by the hotels themselves just to get good reviews. I value reviews from real people more so than experts.

Imagine if there was a travel site where families could share their experiences so you would know which hotels to consider, and which to avoid? Wouldn’t it also be nice to hear from families about what local attractions appealed to their children, as well as their teens?

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There IS such a travel site. It’s called MiniTime.

MiniTime is the ultimate resource for family travel and leisure. Only MiniTime offers parents a combination of expert family travel advide, a community of like-minded parents, and powerful user tools to help parents plan, book and share their family travel experiences.

Check out this informative video that tells you more about MiniTime (it’s entertaining too – I love the animation).

 

I love that this site’s focus is on family travel. It’s not for business people, or honeymooning couples. It’s all about family travel.

I also love that you can to read reviews from REAL people. And see photos of the hotel rooms, hotels and area attractions from real people too. They are not staged professional photos that only highlight the good stuff.

One day I want to take my family to Virginia Beach. I mostly want them to experience crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. It’s too far to do in one day from where we live in New York. So I’d love to stay a few days in Virginia Beach.

I checked out Virginia Beach on MiniTime, using my kids ages (14 and 16) and found a few hotels that would be suitable for my family (one even very budget friendly too). I also love that MiniTime mapped out area attractions that would be suitable for my teens.

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I also found the Trip Tips helpful. One recently posted article tells you Four Ways to Save Huge at Orlando Theme Parks. For example, I didn’t know you can purchase tickets in advance to save $$$. I’ll have to remember that when we are finally able to take my family back to Disney and the other area parks.

Overall I think it’s a handy resource for families – most especially ones that love to travel.

If you would like to learn more visit www.MiniTime.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

MiniTime would like to give a lucky reader a $100 Target gift card. You can use the gift card to purchase traveling supplies and accessories, a new outfit for your trip or anything else you wish to purchase. Thank youΒ MiniTime.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what family destination do you have planned – OR – tell me a recommendation for a hotel (city & state) and/or attraction (city & state) that you would highly recommend to other families.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I was not compensate for this post. I am sharing this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. MiniTime will be providing the $100 Target gift card prize.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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  1. We are hope to go to Kansas City to see my husband’s family over the holidays.
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  2. We are going to Charlotte, NC soon.
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  3. We are headed to Orlando next month and I would love to hear from real people and get some advice!
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  4. Amy Smeltzer says:

    It’s just me and I have no plans. The Holiday Inn in Chinatown NYC is very nice but it’s been years since I’ve been there.

  5. Splash Lagoon in Erie PA is a blast for kids and parents! Great arcade area, indoor heated water park. Tons of fun!
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  6. Kim Henrichs says:

    I’m going to Niagara Falls in two weeks. My best travel recommendation though is for Wells, Maine. It has everything everyone in a family could want!! GOOD food, great affordable hotels and inns, beaches, history, sights and sounds…love it!

  7. ellen casper says:

    Were going to Quebec and Montreal for Christmas vacation.

  8. justa sobriquet says:

    Orlando Florida is always fun. I just use the online hotel reservation sites for discounts on hotels. Universal Studios is the best theme park to visit while there.

  9. Wild Orchid says:

    I would highly recommend Sanibel Island, FL! Feels like you are on a tropical island without leaving the states.

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  10. Mya Murphy says:

    Wow, I can’t even afford to get a $1 burger at Mcd’s… I cannot answer this question….I haven’t been anywhere in a very long time.

  11. Sea World in San Diego Ca.
    The pier in Santa Cruz, Ca
    Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.

  12. Trying to make plans for Florida for Disney

  13. Cynthia R says:

    i would love to go to san diego some time also love to visit crater lake. I would recommend Zion Park outside of Vegas.

  14. Niagara Falls, Canada

  15. I recommend the Great Wolf Lodge in Poconos PA, the water park is fun.

  16. Linda Stewart says:

    Pigeon Forge, TN – Dixie Stampede is a fun filled attraction for family. Also highly recommend Music Road Hotel for accommodations.

  17. jeannine s says:

    We love going to Splash LAgoon in Erie PA

  18. Olivia Rubin says:

    Visiting my sister in Pawtucket, RI on Ocotber 24th and will meet my niece. Can’t wait

  19. Margaret Smith says:

    We’re hoping to visit Hilton Head SC this coming summer. Reading up on Hilton Head, there sounds like lots of family things to do, like fishing, the beach, bike riding and tours. Looking forward to seeing how Hilton Head is for a vacation.

  20. Samantha D says:

    We’re in the process of booking our first family trip to Disney World – and keeping it all a secret from the kids!

  21. We love going to Orca Island and staying at the Resort at deer Harbor. It is so beautiful and relaxing.

  22. I am hoping to take our son to Disney World in the next year or so!
    I have been there twice an I know he would just love it πŸ™‚

  23. we plan to visit disney world for next vacation

  24. Dana Rodriguez says:

    We are going to Myrtle Beach.

  25. We are going up to Alaska to visit family for Thanksgiving.

  26. i would love to go to Los Vegas.

  27. Lisa Brown says:

    our family destination is Washington state to visit relatives

  28. Adrienne Gordon says:

    We are going to Raleigh, NC.

  29. Lisa Graham says:

    Camping! It’s always a kid favorite. We try to visit multiple new sites each year. We are just starting to research for our next trip. Thinking about trying out a couple sites Near the Snoqualmie Valley in Washington.

  30. The best trip I went on as a family was to Reno, Nevada to Circus Circus. They have a midway for the children, various restaurants, and a lot of activities close by.

  31. Ann Fantom says:

    I would recommend Myrtle Beach, SC

  32. I would recommend going to Erie, PA. I stayed at the hampton inn there and it was great and they have a free breakfast. They also have Splash Lagoon, Waldameer park, Lake Erie, and many other family friendly attractions.

  33. stephanie says:

    Cedar Point Sandusky Ohio

  34. trisha kilpatrick says:

    We love going to Louisiana for Mardi Gras (NOT New Orleans!!!). The rest of Louisiana is really festive, fun, and family friendly.

  35. I recommend Carmel, California. Beautiful place

  36. Thomas Murphy says:

    I am going to Disney world this winter.

  37. Orlando for Legoland!

  38. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    We are going to Miami, Florida in the winter

  39. Stephanie V. says:

    San Francisco, CA and the Academy of Sciences for the kids!

  40. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I would recommend the Holiday Express in Brown Deer, Wi! Not too far from Milwaukee lake front and the hotel has a nice pool Very Clean and the price is very nice!

  41. We will be traveling to Delaware this November! My favorite hotel has to be the Four Seasons in Nevis (Caribbean).

  42. Jody Sisson says:

    We are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon next spring.

  43. Michelle C says:

    We are going to visit relative in VA in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  44. Tabathia B says:

    We plan on visiting Washington, DC and seeing all the different historical sites

  45. I highly recommend destin, FL, a beautiful beach for family πŸ™‚ we were just there a few weekends ago

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  46. Visiting Old Towne Alexandria Va is such a great place to visit when in the DC area. So amazing.
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  47. Wanda McHenry says:

    We’re hoping to go Key West to tour the everglades and go deep sea fishing.

  48. Holly Kennedy says:

    We love Destin, FL anytime of year.

  49. Holly Kennedy says:

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  50. Tara Liebing says:

    My son wants to go to Atlantis so we have been trying to save up for that

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  52. No trip planned yet but $!00 would help get us to Wisconsin. I would use the card for food and use that $ saved for a trip.

  53. Kelly Braund says:

    We’re planning to go back to Disney World soon!

  54. Barbara Montag says:

    We want to go to Denver CO since we have family there – thank you.

  55. Barbara Montag says:

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  56. Eileen Richter says:

    We have a plan for a wedding trip to north west florida in the Spring! Our daughter is getting married and although we have taken 2 family trips in the past 25 years, we have kids of all ages so this will be the first trip ever with ALL the family going to one spot..all 6 kids and all 6 grandkis with spouses or boy friends, fiances’, etc. . I am so excited! Watching the flights and so disenchanted with prices we may need to drive. Either way it is Florida or Bust!

  57. We are planning to go stay at Cresent Beach, in Cresent Beach, Florida in a few weeks. Thank you!

  58. Crystal F says:

    Later this month we are going to Georgia to a Jennie Finch softball camp. Thank you!

  59. We plan to spend a whole weekend with my family in Frankenmuth, MI for my parents’ 40th anniversary.
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  60. We have not been able to afford a family vacation or trip for the last few years. But, our favorite family vacation destination area is Destin, Florida.
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  61. pinky sade says:

    We want to go to NY!

  62. lynn cook says:

    i am trying to go back to California in the near future, had a wonderful time there. i would recommend Santa Barbara California, it it gorgeous there

  63. We would like to go to Mackinaw Island MI next summer.

  64. I live near Lake George, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY so I do not have to go far to plan a family vacation. But I also recommend Maine & New Hampshire as family vacation destinations.

  65. rebecca shockley says:

    A personal favorite of mine is in Duluth, MN http://www.cottonmansion.com/

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  66. rebecca shockley says:

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  67. I would like to take my kids to Great Wolf Lodge down in Arlington.

  68. sarah hirsch says:

    my family has a trip to Jamaica planned

  69. Cynthia C says:

    I am planning a beach trip to Myrtle Beach next summer.

  70. amy pugmire says:

    we are going to go to Anaheim california next year and take the kids to disneyland we are planning on saving up all our pennies and staying in the disneyland hotel.

  71. Disney!

  72. Judy Estrin says:

    We love to go to San Francisco, California. We usually stay at the Hyatt and then visit all fun things to see in the city. Chinatown, Pier 57, the museums and more.

  73. We have a trip planned to Austin, TX

  74. I highly recommend that any family visit Oahu! especially Kailua/Lanikai The beaches are gorgeous!

  75. Jennifer B says:

    There are not for sure plans yet, but I am really hoping to make plans to get back to Colorado to show my husband the mountains and where I grew up

  76. Hershey Park, PA is a wonderful family park. And there’s lots to do and see in the area. Thanks.

  77. Colleen Turner says:

    There are plenty of places I would LIKE to go but the next place we will actually be going is Orlando, FL so we can go back to Disney World!

  78. April Yedinak says:

    I would highly recommend a visit to the Lincoln Birthplace in my town, Hodgenville, KY.

  79. We do not have any travel plans but I would suggest Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, TN for families. There are so many fun things to do- from Dollywood to ziplining, hiking and more!
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  80. I loved when we went to a Sandals Resort
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  81. Kaci Guisinger says:

    My family and I are traveling to Alabama the last week of October so this would be nice to have =) We go down every Autumn to visit elder relatives and help with Fall cleaning and etc. =)

  82. would love to go to disney world and stay in the disney resort itself, our little one is 2 and half

  83. beth shepherd says:

    We are making plans for Disney next spring.

  84. Kim Ripley says:

    We love the Wynn in Las Vegas!

  85. virginia beach, april 23

  86. Sonya Morris says:

    We are planning a trip to the moutains and enjoying the fall leaves.

  87. D SCHMIDT says:

    We are planning a visit to to Boston, MA just before Christmas

  88. Sonya Morris says:

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  89. Terri Egelund says:

    Would like to take my grandkids to Disney.

  90. Amanda S. says:

    I would highly recommend the Lewis and Clark Caverns in Montana! Such a fun place, and Montana is a beautiful state.

  91. We plan on going to San Diego Seaworld soon.

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  93. Seyma Shabbir says:

    We are thinking about visiting Chicago. A place I recommend is Antalya in Turkey. Beautiful beaches, resorts all speak English. Great value!

  94. Jessie C. says:

    We are planning a holiday trip to DC.

  95. We went to Madiera beach last year, it was incredible.

  96. We are headed out to San Francisco in the spring

  97. Emily Morelli says:

    We plan to go to Pittsburgh this fall. It has an awesome zoo, a children’s museum and IKEA! πŸ™‚

  98. Our family meets in Grand Junction , CO for get togethers. Everyone drives there and it’s more central and saves money too!

  99. The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is in San Francisco this weekend. That’s a fun event for families to check out.

  100. I think that an amusement park is always a great place-although it is a bit expensive!

  101. Tammy Shelton says:

    We’re thinking of visiting Boston & NYC next spring. This service sounds great for helping to plan.

  102. Christina says:

    I always tell everyone they need to visit Gatlinburg and stay in a cabin in the mountains at least once. The Smoky Mountains is my happy place! For took a family trip for Christmas last year and stayed in a cabin off Ski Mountain Road. So beautiful. Ober Gatlinburg is a great place to visit any time of the year.

  103. We are going to the indoor water park at Frankenmuth!

  104. Silver Spring, MD for us!

  105. hoping to get to gettysburg this fall

  106. steve weber says:

    I think we are going to go somewhere warm next year, possibly San Diego, CA or Miami, FL

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  108. Katherine says:

    We are going to PHiladelphia PA to visit more family

  109. Tari Lawson says:

    We are planning a trip out west to do Yosimite or Yellowstone.

  110. I’m planning to go to New Orleans in the spring.

  111. Monique Rizzo says:

    We are planning on going to Disneyland next December!
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  112. Suzanne K says:

    my daughter is away at college so no family vacations planned at this point. San Diego with Seaworld and Old TOwn is an awesome family getaway!

  113. Katie Amanda says:

    Nothing planned, but I’d like to go up to Maine for a nice summer vacation. Thanks!

  114. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    We enjoyed visiting the Mayan ruins in Mexico.

  115. Amy Orvin says:

    We are planning to visit Sea World some day soon.

  116. We plan on going to Florida.

  117. Mary Calabrese says:

    I love the Chelsea Savoy hotel in New York city.

  118. We like St Louis for family vacations. The zoo is very nice. The Saint Louis Arch is beautiful. Grants Farm is fun.

  119. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My dream vacation has always been a Disney Cruise but I don’t see that happening any time soon. I do recommend San Francisco, CA. We live very close and there are so many fun things for families to do and the weather is awesome!

  120. Joseph Stowell says:

    It all depends on the age and interests of the children and the family as a whole. Washington, DC, is loaded with great museums. Chicago has great museums, Navy pier, and lake Michigan. Boston has a lot of historical sites and museums. Los Angeles has a whole lot of things to see and do.

  121. Oh I would have to say a good trip for anyone would be to the Mall Of America Bloomington Minnesota! So much fun!

  122. we are going to toledo ohio tomorrow from the zoo. from michigan

  123. We plan on going up to Seattle, WA to visit my sister!

  124. My husband and I plan to spend a nice quiet weekend in Cherokee NC. We both love the mountains.

  125. Natalie S says:

    We always take a family beach trip to Santa Rosa Beach, FL and I would highly recommend it to families – it’s got great restaurants in the area, great hotels and the beaches are never crowded

  126. Jen Haile says:

    We plan on going to Vancouver Island next summer.

  127. I am hoping to take my son to Chicago! Learning how to use this for planning that trip will be a great help!
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  129. Desiree Dunbar says:

    We are trying to plan a trip to go to the Grand Canyon next year and Sedona, AZ.

  130. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    We Have A Trip Planned For Myrtle Beach Next Summer!

  131. Tracy Pryor says:

    We are going to Florida in January.

  132. my family is planning a cruise for everyone to be together

  133. April Brenay says:

    we are planning on going on a disney cruise in the next 5 years

  134. Melissa Hartley says:

    I would recommend visiting Branson, Missouri .. Silver Dollar City is a great attraction & even ‘tho I’ve never seen it, the Titanic exhibit would be interesting to visit as well ..

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  136. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I don’t have any family vacations planned unfortunately.

  137. Christina Sparks says:

    to go to the Grand Canyon of coarse that depends on the Government shut down.

  138. We/re going to San Simeon, CA next weekend.

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  140. We are planning to go to Winston Salem, NC to see my grandchildren and to Myrtle Beach to see the ocean

  141. We have planned to go to Walt Disney World and we are going to stay at the yacht club it is our favorite hotel there they have one of the best pools I love to stay there

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  143. Scott Martin says:

    We are headed to Anchorage, Alaska at the Hilton.

  144. We are hoping to go to Orlando Florida next fall! πŸ™‚

  145. we plan on going to Disneyland here very soon !:)
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  146. We are planning to take our kids to Colorado for the first time this winter to try out their skiing skills!

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  147. I would recommend visiting Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawai’i

  148. I follow you on bloglovin’

  149. Folly Beach, SC is a great place!!

  150. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    We are heading to Florida on vacation in 2 weeks! Can’t wait!

  151. rachel travis says:

    Heading to Charlotte, NC for a NASCAR experience! πŸ™‚

  152. we hope to go to California next summer

  153. We are planning to go to Ocean City Maryland next summer.

  154. We hope to go to Disney World sometime this year.

  155. Ashley Smith says:

    My family and I plan to travel to Florida some time next summer. I want us to all go to a beach!

  156. I plan to take my kids to Destin, Fla next summer!!

  157. We plan to take the kids to see the last great gran still living this Summer. We’d planned Christmas, but we just can’t do a 12 hour trip with my husband’s work schedule right now!
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  159. like to win the target card for christmas.

  160. Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH is where I spent many childhood vacations. I don’t know if it would be worth flying there unless you loved roller coasters, but it’s great if it’s not too far of a drive.

  161. Mary Happymommy says:

    We love Myrtle Beach’s Medieval Times Castle!

  162. Christine says:

    Niagara Falls

  163. Jennifer T. says:

    We’re planning on going to Gatlinburg, TN for my daughter’s upcoming Fall Break.
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  164. We’re headed to Austin, TX in a couple of weeks!

  165. mickeyfan says:

    We’re going to Vegas! (and don’t worry, the “kids” are adults)

  166. Crystal W says:

    We’ve got a trip planned to Kings Island in Cincinnati in October. We go every year..the weather is always great and they have wicked haunted houses after 7pm!

  167. The beach

  168. Mont St. Michel in France is an unbelievable place to visit or Blarney Castle in Ireland.

  169. Deborah D says:

    I like going up to Elk County, Pa real early in the morning this time of year to see the elk. They are beautiful creatures.

  170. Deborah D says:

    I love going up to Elk county, Pa this time of year to watch the elk. The sure are beautiful creatures.

  171. Michele P says:

    we have Orlando, FL planned sometime next year!

  172. Carolyn Gonzalez says:

    We are planning to go to Charlotte, NC to a Panthers game!

  173. kyl neusch says:

    Holiday Inn in Chinatown NYC

  174. Going to Honduras

  175. My family loves travelling. This year we are going to Barcelona.

  176. Olivia Rubin says:
  177. Monica Young says:

    Personally I’d be happy to take my 3 kiddos to Disneyland, we have never been there. I know they’d have a great time

  178. It’s just myself and my hubby and our destination would be Cyprus

  179. i love going to Destin FL

  180. I’d recommend NYC at Christmastime It’s quite an experience and so is the Plaza Hotel! I hopefully plan to go to Northern Kentucky for Christmas!

  181. We are planning to go to Hawaii in a couple of months. πŸ™‚
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  182. judy gardner says:

    we are making our annual trip to gatlinburg tennessee this fall – it is beautiful!

  183. judy gardner says:

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  185. Stephanie Ann says:

    we plan to go to myrtle beach, sc for thanksgiving!!

  186. Mount Rushmore is awesome.

  187. We were going to go up to Boston/Salem this Halloween season – however, we will still go up to Boston but we will wait until the Spring when the two-year old temper tantrums of our Congress are over – We will go probably late spring/early summer when the whales are back up there πŸ™‚
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  188. We love going to Disney World. The Art of Animation resort is great for families.

  189. Maria Iemma says:

    We are planning to go to Orlando Universal Studios with the kids on spring break. Everything they have is perfect for our family of five.

  190. I always liked going to the Days Inn in Hershey, PA. It is a very nice place to stay.
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  191. Danielle D says:

    Washington its a great place

  192. I follow you on BlogLovin as Tammy Schiff

  193. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Our favorite place to vacation at is Destin Florida, we got married on the beach there so it’s always nice to go back!

  194. Cassandra Eastman says:

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  195. We are planning to go to Monterey, CA.

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  197. we are probably going to have a family reunion at myrtle beach next year!

  198. June Lisle says:

    We are currently saving up to move to San Antonio Texas. We would probably drive straight through to our apartment but would sight see after settling in. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Alamo again.

  199. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i want to go to hawaii within 5 years

  200. If you’re traveling to the Mt Hood area, I recommend the Mt Air Motel. The rooms are cozy and some have fireplaces.

  201. Myrtle Beach is a great family destination and if you come, don’t miss Wonderworks at Broadway at the Beach. You can literally spend an entire day in there. It’s full of hands-on things that parents and kids alike will enjoy

  202. janna johnson says:

    We love Myrtle Beach!

  203. Jessica H. says:

    This summer we went to the town of De Smet in South Dakota where Laura ingalls Wilder spent some time during her life. They have a town of historical places to visit, a fantastic museum, and a hands on experience where you can see what life was like during her life there. It was amazing. I would highly recommend it to any family!

  204. Annette Gisclair says:

    Germany, next summer

  205. Kayte CookWatts says:

    We will go to my brother’s house in Bend,OR for the holidays!

  206. Headed to the Oregon Coast this week. Just a day trip, but I needed the chance to look at the ocean and relax. Anyone visiting the Oregon Coast, should check out the aquarium in Newport. It’s first rate.

  207. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i highly recommend Carousel hotels in Ocean city MD

  208. Kimberly Carroll says:

    Hoping to visit my brother in Florida whom I havn’t seen in over 20 years!!

  209. Renee Walters says:

    Sea World in San Diego, California.

  210. elizabeth webster says:

    Best tip – always travel with fruit and water for kids. Then make sure the hotel has a pool. In NYC they don’t always. I travel to NYC all the time.

  211. A visit to Dry Falls, WA would be a great thing to do. It was the greatest waterfall that had ever existed!

  212. We want to visit Orlando!

  213. I recommend a road trip with a stop to see Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon, UT.

  214. We stayed in Cincinnati last year and the extended suites right outside of Cincy was nice and roomy for us, we are in wheelchairs.

  215. melodi mance says:

    we plan on takeing our daughter to punxsutawney to see phill the groundhog next year.

  216. Melissa Vaught says:

    We have never been able to go on a family vacation, but I am really hoping to save money and by next summer that we can have our first trip. I would love to go to Florida because my husband or my kids have never seen the beach. I think it would be a great first vacation!

  217. St. Louis has the most free family activities of any major city in the US!

  218. We are planning a trip to the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

  219. Birdie Skolfield says:

    we plan to go to Lake Tahoe in Dec

  220. We are going to California this year for my Brother in law’s retirement…

  221. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I recommend the Christmas Hotel in pigeon forge, TN. We’ve stayed there so many time and always enjoy it’s charm!

  222. My family and I love to go to orlando, I recommend camping, it’s much cheaper than a hotel.

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  224. San Diego is fantastic for families. The zoo is right in the center of the city and next to a park full of museums, Sea World is nearby, and if you want to go to Disneyland it’s an hour and a half drive up to Anaheim that can easily be made with a rental car.

  225. Jeni Lutz says:

    we are going to Disney world for the first time at the end of nov

  226. No definate plans in the works for a family trip but we did go to Gettysburg, PA last summer πŸ™‚ My husband are planning a little getaway, just the two of us, sometime in December πŸ˜‰

  227. MissPinkKate says:

    For families, nothing beans Ocean City, NJ! I like to stay at the Ocean 7 Motel.

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  229. Stephanie Larison says:

    We plan on going up to Chicago to see family, then going up to the WI Dells for some family time!

  230. Eugenia Hall says:

    We’re going to Silver Springs MD this winter. Its close to Washington DC so you can see all the sights, but its cheaper and a bit less hectic.

  231. joseph gersch jr says:

    We plan on going to centralia PA

  232. joseph gersch jr says:
  233. I think Portland ORegon is a nice destination, lots of outdoor activities to do as a family.

  234. I follow you on bloglovin.

  235. No travel plans since I live on a beautiful beach, so it’s just a matter of grabbing my stuff and heading across the street.

  236. Jill Myrick says:

    We are looking forward to traveling to New York over the Christmas holidays in order to visit family.

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  237. always wanted to see Hawaii and the Caribbean

  238. We like to visit my hometown of NYC. The grandkids love it too.

  239. Kellie Conklin says:

    I would recommend the Sheraton in Orlando, Florida! We stayed there and loved it! Incredibly close to Sea World, super clean, and great service!

  240. Kellie Conklin says:

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  241. I would highly recommend Chicago, IL. There is so much to do, especially for families with small children!
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  243. I’d recommend Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It’s a great amusement park!

  244. We’d love to go back to Colorado!
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  245. dani marie says:

    we really want to road trip to vancouver after the semester is over. always wanted to go to canada.

  246. danielle Marie says:

    we really want to road trip to vancouver after the semester is over. always wanted to go to canada.

  247. We’re going to Pompano Beach New years week.

  248. Debra Hall says:

    im thinking of an alaska cruise

  249. Beth Klocinski says:

    We are planning a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky Ohio

  250. I plan on visiting Biltmore in the future.

  251. Rebecca Peters says:

    I want to just go up north.. I’m in maine and its beautiful up there

  252. Jennifer Reed says:

    We will be traveling to northwest Missouri for the holidays to see family.

  253. Jennifer Reed says:

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  254. Lisa Garner says:

    I will be visiting Topeka, KS at Thanksgiving.

  255. I’d love to plan a trip to Canada!

  256. Mihaela Day says:

    I’m planning to go to New Orleans in a week πŸ™‚

  257. My kids are anxious to plan another Disney trip.

  258. Susan Smith says:

    We are planning on going to Omaha for my nieces wedding.

  259. Susan Smith says:

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  260. Marilyn Wons says:

    Our family has planned a vacation to Disneyworld later this year.

  261. Ashleigh Gunter says:

    We are planning our beach vacation for next year πŸ™‚

  262. Marilyn Wons says:

    I have planned a trip to Disneyworld later this year

  263. Mary Cloud says:

    We plan on going to Florida and take the kids to the beach
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  264. jennie sanderson says:

    We plan on going to Orange Beach Alabama next summer for a beach vacation with my husband’s family! It is so beautiful there!

  265. My family has a trip planned to Catalina Island off the coast of California.

  266. We love to stay at the Hyatt chain of hotels. They have a point system so you can earn free night.

  267. Every family should visit Disneyland in Anaheim, CA! πŸ™‚

  268. Julie Simpson says:

    My son and I are both disabled. We don’t take vacations we barely make it to dr.s appointments with gas at $ 3.28 a gallon.

  269. Heather K says:

    We just got back from San Antonio. Great place to visit.

  270. I recommend the Staybridge hotel in Chattanooga, TN. Also, be sure the visit the TN aquarium in Chattanooga, also!

  271. We’re planning on taking the kids on a trip to Disney World.

  272. Jaque Richards says:

    We are planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon this summer. πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  273. Rebecca Lock says:

    Our family loves going to the Black Hills of South Dakota and we will be returning there again soon.

  274. susan smoaks says:

    we have planned a trip to st augustine florida for next summer, we haven’t decided on the hotel yet, but we know we are going to go and stay a week and do all the attractions

  275. I plan on flying home to Indiana in two weeks.

  276. We are going to Disney World in March of next year. Thanks for the chance.

  277. I love to take my family to Sunriver,Or every year. It is a bicycle community with over 40 miles of bike trails and many miles of off road trails. They have the Deshutes river for white water rafting or lazy floating, a water park, tennis courts, horse back riding. It is an outdoor lovers dream. Check it out, it’s well worth it.

  278. California is a great place to travel for families. Plenty of attractions for the whole family.

  279. Planning to travel to Japan and Thailand this summer for some amazing cultural experiences!

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  281. Sherry Lilly says:

    Plan to go to Fort Stewart Ga and visit the family

  282. We went to Busch Gardens (in Williamsburg, VA) last summer, and it was a GREAT time with the family!

  283. Iliana Blair says:

    I loved taking the family to Virginia Beach.. husband and I have a Hawaii trip planned, also one that the family took many , many years ago.

  284. Barbara R. says:

    Mystic Seaport , CT s a great place to take the family.

  285. Candice Hull says:

    We plan to take our kids to the beach soon and are hoping to go on a cruise. If you have a day in East Texas, check out Tyler. The Caldwell Zoo there is awesome and Tyler also has a train you can ride that does a Lone Ranger show and a Polar Express trip in the winter
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  286. I’d like to visit my relatives in Amish Country, Lancaster, PA.

  287. We have a family vacation to Disneyland coming up.

  288. Nicole Millheim says:

    We are planning a trip to Canada soon. I am so looking foward to it

  289. Drive the 600 hairpins turns along the Hana highway on Maui!

  290. Donna Pyszk says:

    I recommend Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio!!!

  291. Trisha McKee says:

    My daughter and I have been wanting to take a road trip to chippewa lake, Ohio to see where the amusement park once was.

  292. No plans at the moment but I liked visiting Savannah, GA.

  293. We are going on a cruise this November! CANT WAIT!! πŸ™‚

  294. Denise Donaldson says:

    The Willow Tree Inn in Branson is a nice clean motel close to the 76 trip. It is only 35 a night too. It is very quiet.

  295. Karen Gonyea says:

    Grand Canyon !!!

  296. Karen Gonyea says:

    Grand Canyon !!

  297. We have future plans to visit southwestern Colorado.

  298. Francine Anchondo says:

    Planning on going to disneyworld

  299. We plan on going to the Bahamas next year on our honeymoon!

  300. Terry Cross says:

    A couple of place I recommend are Rock City and Ruby Falls in Chattanooga TN. They are both interesting places for the whole family

  301. I love Cape San Blas Beach Florida! The last time I was there it was wonderful! Beautiful beaches and a park without the big crowds of all the other popular beaches. We plan to go back soon. I hope this secret tranquil spot will be the same when I get back!

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  303. Disneyland of course! The kids are now at about the perfect age for them to appreciate all the park has to offer.

  304. SF, Cali

  305. We have a family trip to Toronto and Montreal planned for the upcoming holiday season — very excited to head north for Christmas and New Year’s this year!

  306. I plan on taking my little one to disney on his third birthday… only 7 months away πŸ˜€

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  308. Heather S says:

    Orlando, FL

  309. Starr Greenwell says:

    I would like to go to Portland, Oregon. It is such beautiful country, great place to take a family.

  310. Starr Greenwell says:

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  311. Joanna Allison says:

    We are planning to visit Spokane soon.

  312. Our family always loved to go to Galveston, Texas. We have not been in a about 8 yrs, but we would love to go back. There are many things for a family to do. There are very nice hotels and wonderful places to eat, that are all kid friendly. My kids loved to ride the free ferry. You can take your own picnic on the beach and have a wonderful day. Then there is the Moody Gardens that is so fun. It is a wonderful little Island if you ever decide to visit Texas.

  313. We’re planning on going to Disneyland

  314. We plan to go to Pennsylvania to visit relatives.

  315. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I’m hoping to visit my daughter and her family in South Carolina before long. Thanks!

  316. Richard Hicks says:

    We are going to Ashville NC as soon as the leaves turn there in the mountains.

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  317. Richard Hicks says:

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  319. We’re planning on visiting Lancaster, PA next month!

  320. We’re going to Hershey Park in a few weeks!

  321. We are going to visit family in Ohio for Thanksgiving, some of whom will meet my hubby and 11 month old son for the first time πŸ™‚

  322. Thanks for the giveaway…San Diego CA & Austin TX are our favorite family vacation spots.

  323. We have a trip to Florida coming up in February
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  324. We’re hoping to take a trip to Disney World next year; it’ll be difficult if they really do discontinue the passes for special needs individuals, though, because two of our four children have autism. πŸ™
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  326. Denver has a great zoo and a science museum and a trip to the mint.
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