Will Your Wallet Sink or Swim on Vacation?

Now is the time of year where most people are planning to get away to see something different, gain new experiences, or just get away for rest and relaxation.  Whatever that is it will probably cost money. Hopefully, you have set aside money to ensure your vacation is the experience of a lifetime.  Here are some money-saving tips to help you keep your wallet afloat while on vacation. Have a vacation budget Don’t let your vacation break the bank.  Just …

Maneuvering Family Vacations With Adult Kids, Grandkids and More

When it comes to travel, writer Janey Womeldorf knows her way around. She has worked as a tour guide in her native Bath, England, and as a travel agent in Germany. Now, as an Orlando, Fla., transplant, she’s the in-house theme-park planner for her extended family. Over the last decade Womeldorf has coordinated family trips that include toddlers and adult children as well as grandparents. While family vacations can be a wonderful chance to reconnect, they can also be a time …

Your Four-Step Holiday Caregiving Checklist

If Sherlock Holmes had been a long-distance family caregiver visiting his parents over Thanksgiving, he would have been a busy guy. He wouldn’t have missed a great opportunity to assess how an older family member or friend was faring so he could make changes if needed. And neither should you. It doesn’t take a pro to sleuth out the situation. Here are easy pointers on what you need to know: 1. Their Health  What do you notice? Do they remember to …

The Takeaway: Grandparents Paying For Family Travel

Picking Up The Tab For Family Visits: Travel professionals report an uptick in grandparents flying far-away grandkids in for a visit or paying for the whole family to vacation together.

And You Thought Your Family Vacation Was a Doozy …

Family vacations are a rite of passage for any kid. Unfortunately I learned this lesson all too well during my childhood. You see, my family is, well, I guess we should say, cursed. Yeah, I really mean it. My parents saw to it that we kids got a taste of the outdoors and often. We were a part of a dune buggy club that had monthly outings in various places throughout California and sometimes Nevada, Oregon and Arizona. Each time …