Family vacations create memories that last for decades, are shared across generations and bring families closer together.

A well-planned family vacation gives everyone in your household exactly what they want. Parents want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some quality time with their kids. Kids want a new and exciting adventure. And teens want …. Well, no one really knows exactly what that is (besides social media) – but take them to an exotic locale or immerse them in a foreign culture, and they’ll surely find something entertaining.


Some important questions must be answered before the planning can begin. Where to go? How to get there? Do you need special play areas for toddlers or a social club for teens? Will grandma and grandpa join in the fun, and what is their level of activity? Are there special dietary needs or health limitations? Are you looking to experience a new culture in Europe or Costa Rica, relax on a beach or enjoy the wind and sea on a cruise ship?

Let the qualified staff at The Travel Connection help you get the family together in a Dream Destination for the perfect memorable vacation.


All Inclusive - An all-inclusive vacation makes everything easy – because almost everything is included in the cost of the trip upfront. Flights, transfers, accommodations, meals, beverages, gratuities, non-motorized water sports – are all included. Some of the best family friendly all-inclusive properties are: Beaches, Dreams and Memories. Most all-inclusive resorts are located in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Family Cruises – Disney, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival are some of the most popular cruise lines that cater to families. Let Mickey and Minnie greet you onboard the Disney Wonder, Enjoy the Dream Works characters on Royal Caribbean, Have some fun with Nickelodeon on Norwegian or compete in a scavenger hunt at Camp Carnival. All four of these cruise lines offer something fabulous for ALL ages.

Educational Vacations – Washington D.C. and New York are great destinations. Both offer an incredible learning experience – plus a fun-filledvacation. Visiting a National Park is another awe-inspiring trip. Enjoy long, leisurely hikes through picturesque locations, learn the history of the park and surrounding area. Yellowstone, Yosemite and The Great Smokey Mountains are three amazing parks to explore.

Beach Fun Close to Home – Consider renting a beach house on the shore – in the Outer Banks or North Carolina or Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Keep it simple, fun and relaxing.

Orlando – From The Pirates of the Caribbean to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the major theme parks in Orlando offer family fun for all ages. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Sea World and Legoland are some of the top Orlando attractions. While visiting theme parks can be tiring days – be sure to cool off in one of the many water parks located onsite.