Planning a USA fly drive road trip with the family? Have a read of the route we took for an absolutely fantastic trip that takes in a lot of the West Coast.Read more →
Family Travel Guide
Take a Family Road Trip across the USA
It can take a bit of saving for, but a family road trip in the USA is an excellent adventure, and will give your kids experiences and view of the real United States instead of through TV, films, press, and theme parks.
After many years of not travelling abroad, we had saved enough for this holiday of a lifetime.
Read how we did it, where we went, and plan your own family road trip.
Visit Venice on a Budget
It can be a tricky balance: finding somewhere to broaden your kids horizons, somewhere to have fun and relax, and somewhere that fits into a sensible budget.
Fortunately this is possible. You can stay somewhere with beach access, the beaches are long and clean with plenty of space, there’s pools and kids entertainment, and you can easily get into Venice….by boat (of course). Click here to find out more.
Create your own bit of luxury in Spain AND save money if you are a larger family
If, like us, you have more than 2 children, you soon find hotels get even more expensive when looking for a holiday in the sun.
Self catering apartments become more like a small squat, as the very small living/eating area has to be turned into beds.
However, if you are prepared to organise things yourself, there is a more affordable option than many package holidays, plus you can end up with a holiday that’s far more luxurious than many family package holidays.
Travel and Stay in the UK
You don’t have to go abroad to travel; there’s plenty of places to stay and explore in the UK.
When we’re not travelling around the country camping (which is a really affordable way to explore the country), we have been known to stay in a cottage.
Unfortunately some cottages have been pretty dire, but at last we’ve found a company that’s always delivered the goods. See who we use to hire a cottage.
Useful Family Travel Resources
- Trip Advisor | Useful for getting reviews of places.
- Alamo Car Rental | We used Alamo in the US. There are other rentals of course.
- Holiday Autos | We used Holiday Autos to find a hire car in Europe.
- Uber | Found this more useful and cheaper than taxis. Family sized vehicles too.
- Roadtrippers | This was useful in planning what to see on the US road trip.
- What you can or can’t take on a flight | Useful to check what the current rules are.
Latest Posts in Travel
Below are the most recent articles published on family travel.
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