7 Best Spots for Your Next Family Trip

best spot for a family tripThere are two aspects that make for a great family vacation, and that’s when the parents and kids can both have a great time! There are plenty of awesome vacation destinations that offer these two vital factors so that your family can enjoy some valuable time together. Take a look at some of the best family vacation spots:

1. Grand Canyon, AZ

The Grand Canyon offers one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world, and what makes it even better is that it’s free! Aside from the travel costs and the stay in a hotel while you’re on vacation, you’ll have a ton of fun with your family enjoying the views and hiking around the region.

2. Amelia Island, FL

Amelia Island has more attractions than you’ll be able to fit in during your vacation. The attractions include: Segway tour, Island Hopper tour, river cruise, restaurants and shops, and beautiful beaches just to name a few. Soak up some sun and have a ton of fun on Amelia Island!

3. Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, Maryland is one of the most popular vacation spots in America for families looking to have a great time. Between the boardwalk attractions and games, the kids will never have a dull moment on this trip. At the same time, the relaxing beaches, great restaurants, and venues for adults will keep the parents busy as well!

4. Yellowstone, CA

Yellowstone National Park features amazing views of geysers, Old Faithful, and the Mammoth Hot Springs. These are such unique natural wonders that they’re sure to captivate visitors of any age. Despite the fact that this destination is already an affordable vacation spot, you can make it even cheaper by camping out instead of renting a hotel room!

5. Williamsburg, PA

Williamsburg is a vacation that is sure to leave your family with more historical information than you’d expect. In addition to the colonial areas for a more educated trip, this region also has Busch Gardens and Water Country USA for your family to have some fun after the history lesson!

6. Starved Rock, IL

Touted as one of the “Seven Wonders of Illinois”, Starved Rock State Park has plenty of fun activities for the family. Everything from fishing to horseback riding, with a ton of beautiful views of the scenic region including waterfalls!

7. Calistoga, CA

Calistoga is a unique, medieval-style area that parents and kids will both love to explore. Parents can enjoy the hot springs while the kids take a dip in the pool. Also, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and even an amazing safari tour that anyone in the family would love.


Christina PlejdrupGuest Blog by Christina Plejdrup, Mom and Inventor of the Minkey

Christina Plejdrup is a mother of a 3-year-old girl, Oliva, who tried many different winter products to see if she could find anything that could get her daughter to keep her gloves on as well as her hat and scarf. Christina tried everything, but nothing worked!

After several failed attempts to get her daughter to keep her gloves, hat and scar on, Christina designed her own solution! It worked like a charm and when they would walk through their neighborhood, several parents asked where they found such a unique and practical winter garment.  This is when the Minkey (as her daughter calls it) was born.

The Minkey is a unique 3-in-1 winter hat, gloves and scarf for babies and toddlers. It’s easy to use and goes great under any jacket, snowsuit or vest, and children have plenty of comfort and movement. They will always stay warm and dry where it is important while out in the cold.

The Minkey is now an award-winning product adored by parents and kids all over the globe!  Visit http://www.theolie.com for more information.

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