• Stay in a Castle at Ackergill Tower

    Why You Should Stay in a Castle on Your Next Vacation

    Have you ever dreamed of booking a stay in a castle? I have, and to be honest, I wasn’t even sure that was a thing. Surely sleeping in a castle would be ridiculously expensive, right? It doesn’t have to be. While researching accommodations for our upcoming trip to Scotland, I realized there are entire websites dedicated to this kind of vacation. I began chatting with the CelticCastles.com team and was given various options all over the UK and Ireland. Did I want my stay to be authentic or luxurious? Would I like to have my own kitchen or was a Bed & Breakfast okay? Would I prefer to be near the…

  • The Best Kept Secret at Disney’s Private Island | Castaway Cay

    We recently spent a day on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. This 3-acre long plot of land in The Bahamas is leased by Disney Cruise Line, and they dock here for a day on nearly all their Caribbean cruises. It’s always the highlight of the itinerary thanks to the turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and Disney level of service. But did you know there’s a best kept secret at Disney’s private island? While on board, guests receive a Disney Navigator that lists all the activities and dining options for each travel day. The same happens for your time at Castaway Cay. On this trip, we noticed that there was a children’s…

  • Consider Mexico if you love culture!

    Why Mexico Should Be Your Next Family Vacation

    Mexico takes a fair amount of flack in the news. Potential travelers worry about everything from high crime rates to food poisoning. And while these are things you should consider when heading to any foreign country, it doesn’t mean Mexico needs to be written off completely. In fact, I’d say the good far outweighs the bad. There are many reasons why Mexico should be your next family vacation As we begin to plan our travel for 2019, Mexico is at the top of our list. The past few years have involved a lot of destinations within Canada and the United States. As my kids get older, I’d like to push the…

  • 5 Things To Consider Before Booking a Cruise With Kids

    Thinking of booking a cruise with kids? Great! You’re in for a fun-filled trip! When deciding which destinations and which cruise line to choose, their are several things you should consider. Cruising is a wonderful way to experience multiple destinations in a short period of time. It allows you to have a comfortable home base, with all the luxuries of a 5-star hotel. They’re also all-inclusive. This means that most of your food, accommodations, and entertainment are included in your initial payment. If you’ve never gone on a cruise with kids before, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Here are a few of the things…

  • Cruising to Alaska | Ketchikan

    Cruising to Alaska | The PROS and CONS

    Cruising is a wonderfully relaxing way to travel. You get to visit multiple places at once and you barely have to lift a finger the entire trip. Your bed is made, your dishes are cleaned, and the sights literally come to you! The idea of cruising to Alaska always catches folks off guard, though. It is a very different kind of cruise, so I’m going to fill you in on the pros and cons of such a vacation with your family. PROS of Cruising to Alaska The number one reason to go cruising to Alaska is for the scenery. The views you’ll get from the ship and land will absolutely…