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FAMILY VACATION IDEAS

Hawaii is great for couples or families looking for the Aloha Spirit!

Make some FAMILY memories that last forever!

 

PUTTING FAMILY FIRST!



Since 1991 our First Choice Travel and Cruise Family Travel Specialists have the experience, knowledge and insight on all the resorts and destinations perfect for YOUR FAMILY vacation!

 

 

Multi-Generational family vacations is the most popular way to really get to spend some quality time with your family!!!!





You don't need an excuse, it's never too late to start planning your next family vacation!  The whole family will be thrilled to get away for a trip full of fun.  Whether you're planning ahead for a summer escape, a winter getaway,or a last  minute spring break adventure, there are plenty of family-oriented vacations sure to please you. Look through our selection here and find the perfect vacation to make the whole family smile.  Don't just dream about your family vacation, contact a First Choice Travel and Cruise Family Travel Specialist for ideas and help in planning these wonderful memorable vacations!!  
 

 

 

FAMILY TRAVEL NEWS!

Family Fun


Spring, summer, fall and winter breaks are always just around the corner and the whole family is ready to get away for a trip full of fun. Whether you're choosing at the last minute, planning ahead for your summer escape next year, or just looking for a special getaway, there are plenty of family-oriented vacations sure to please you and the kids. Look through our variety of fabulous destinations below to find the perfect vacation, sure to make everyone smile.

 

Call the family vacation specialists at First Choice Travel and Cruise 262-542-5955 / 800-896-4360 or email us for more information on our favorite destinations for FAMILY VACATIONS!  We have been there many times.  Our clients love the places we send them.  See our Customer Comments or CRUISE  for more ideas!  

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10 Hot Tips When Traveling with your Family

Words of wisdom when traveling with children from some of our First Choice Travel and Cruise Family Travel Specialists!

  1. Jan says, "Since it can be a long flight for young kids bring along "quiet" toys like crayons/washable markers, paper, coloring books, story books or small puzzles.  Think ahead and download a movie on your iPad or similar device for them to watch for free.  Older kids have video games, iPods, iPads, headphones, etc.  Bring snacks!!!!"  "Leaving the property for an excursion?  Jan says, "Get the kids plain bright colored shirts to wear so they are easy to spot".  No personalization!
  2. Ginger and Gayle said, "Depending on ages of the children, there are a lot of exciting adventures for families to choose from.  Our destination specialists can help you pick some that will interest the whole family.  There is an amazing underwater cave swim that is great fun and our clients love,   Zip lining adventures, Dolphin swims are always popular but never the same at each destination". 
  3. Gesica says, "Make sure babies/toddlers have a bottle to drink as plane starts take off, if they're too young for gum. Don't forget to pack snorkels & extra sun screen!
  4. Most hotels have kids/teen center that will keep them occupied the entire time! Some even offer free babysitting as long as you remain on property!, says Gesica. "Our Specialists know which hotels have the most activities right at the hotel so no need to leave the property...unless you have 5 nights or a full week and want to go out to explore", says Gayle.
  5. Gayle said there are great family vacation deals out all year long. Maybe you don't want to or can't take the kids out of school during the Easter or Christmas holidays.  Think Thanksgiving time, teachers convention, spring break or summer for those off peak reasonable vacation packages.
  6. Cathy says, "  Keep and eye on them...water can be rough.  Take your meds along in case they get sick, so you're not dependent on hotel shops which can be expensive." 
  7. Let kids set their own pace, so you are not always on the go.  Lets face it, they prefer the beach and pool time unless they are older.   Common sense dictates, says Cathy who travels frequently with her grandkids!  
  8. Mary said, "Give them their own little rolling bag to carry their things so you don't have to lug their stuff around".
  9. "Take along some bug spray, Pat says, some destinations you will need it, others not so much. We can help you with that."
  10. Tana said, "Pack a small bag of sand toys when traveling to the beach .. they are costly at the resort and my son missed having them!"

 

 

GROUPS: MULTI-GENERATION VACATIONS 

                     

LET US KNOW IF YOUR FAMILY VACATION IS A REUNION OR A GATHERING OF OVER 10 PEOPLE!
 


Let us know if your family vacation is a REUNION or GATHERING of over 10 people!  There may be discounts or other special added values for GROUPS!!!   We do know about the specials perks for groups to Disney, for Destination Weddings, CRUISES, Friends and Family vacations.

 

 


MAKE SOME HAWAII FAMILY VACATION MEMORIES

Family Vacations start here! 
Did you know that Family Savings can be found in Hawaii? 

There are always special rates just for families traveling to Hawaii!  Talk to a Hawaii Specialist today for more information.

 
 

Choose a Hawaii Specialist for your next Hawaiian Vacation! 

Don't go to Hawaii without a Hawaii Destination Specialist.  Ask us about "family values" with a vacation to Hawaii. Choose some great properties that offer specials and take advantage of their Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free programs. Plus receive other Free Deals and perks when you bring the kids along to Hawaii. Now that's a great vacation value!     


Hawaii Family OHANA fun things to do!


Hawaii Family OHANA FREE and FUN things to do!

 

 You can have it all in Hawaii!  Ask about our sale to Hawaii going on now.While famous around the world as an unforgettable honeymoon destination, Maui and also all of Hawaii offers an abundance of family-friendly attractions too. Take a trek through a bamboo forest and scout for rare tropical birds. Spend each day on a different beach. Hike down an ancient path, or straight up a volcano. Take a road trip to the other side of the island, or take a glass-bottom boat ride to a whole new world. And be sure to check out the wonderful Maui Ocean Center, featuring a 750,000-gallon, open-ocean tank with a walk-through acrylic tube.   Several of the larger resort hotels provide supervised activity programs for young guests, giving them a unique opportunity to experience Hawaii’s culture. And many hotels and resorts offer special family rates that often include free accommodations and meals for children under twelve.

 Why not see what exciting HAWAII FAMILY TRIPS are on sale? 

 Buy it now!  

 

GUESS WHO IS #1 FOR FAMILY VACATIONS?

Walt Disney is one of the most popular Family vacations!

 

You are right!!! Walt Disney World® Resort always receives the Great Escapes Travel Award for “Favorite Vacation Spot” from travel enthusiasts across the United States selected for the highest standards of service and excellence in the industry.

There has never been a better time to book a vacation to the “Favorite Vacation Spot.”   So many new things happening at Disney.  Find out before you go so you don't miss out on a minute of the MAGIC!!

 

Contact First Choice Travel and Cruise....your  Disney Authorized agency for a  MAGICAL VACATION!   
Disney Cruise Vacations are the best!

 

Call 262-542-5955 and ask for an Earmarked DISNEY Travel specialist at First Choice Travel and Cruise....YOUR authorized Disney Vacation Planners!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Choice Travel and Cruise has been designated by Disney Destinations as an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” based on its strong support in selling Disney vacations.  All our travel counselors at First Choice Travel and Cruise have received extensive training on Disney theme parks, resorts, cruises, vacations packages and more, and can provide the utmost in professional assistance in planning customized Disney vacations.  In fact, one reason the agency has been designated an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” is that at least half of its leisure travel counselors are College of Disney Knowledge graduates.  At First Choice ALL our agents are graduates of this course. The College of Disney Knowledge is an in-depth online comprehensive training course that allows agents to develop an expertise in planning Disney vacations.

 
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GAYLE'S INSIDER DISNEY TIPS: 

After we book your Disney trip we can help you with your DISNEY EXPERIENCE!

When you arrive you can pick up maps for each park at your hotel.  Plan on the Magic Kingdom being crowded and taking at least the whole day or more to visit.  Epcot is a  good full day park with rides, amusements and all the countries to visit.

Animal Kingdom is perfect for a half day visit if you arrive and want to explore it.

Walt Disney Studios can be a half day visit too.  Depends on your interests.

I usually do Downtown Disney, now called Disney Springs at night for shopping, dinner and fun!  No need to use a park ticket here.

 
  • ‚ÄčDISNEY TIPS AT THE PARKS: Find out where the transportation is located so you can end your day there.  I was in the wrong area for the boat pick up so I thought we could take a bus.  We had to walk all the way back.  After a really long day of walking we weren't too happy.  So please check the maps for all transportation options so you don't do what I did. 
 
  • FAVORITE RESTAURANTS:  Probably one of the nicest restaurants at Disney for the fine dining is the Yachtsman Steakhouse near Epcot.  But I loved the Coral Reef restaurant too for fish and many other choices.  You do not have to dress up that much there but it is still a very nice restaurant.  The Luau at the Polynesian is another favorite and will be a fun casual atmosphere...really gets the kids in the Hawaiian spirit!
 
  • MEAL PLAN: Take the meal plan.  Believe me you will be happy you did.  You will thank us when we tell you how much money you will save by taking the meal plan.  Let our Authorized Disney planners help you to make dinner reservations and plan your trip with you.  NEW: You will need to pay the gratuity on all dinners, it is not included in the meal plan anymore.  For breakfast or lunch you are only using the quick serve dining so it will not be necessary to tip.
  • I really like to tell my clients to plan their days at the park to coordinate around the dining reservations we make for dinner.  Makes sense to plan ahead!  Don't want to miss one minute of your DISNEY VACATION! 
 
  • PRE-REGISTER YOUR ROOM: Talk to on of our Authorized Disney Vacation Planners for more information and tips!  We will walk you through the whole DISNEYWORLD process!!!  We are here for you!  
 

 

If you have not been to DisneyWorld lately it is time to find the child in yourself again!!!  The only place on earth that lets your dreams become realities. 


 

 

 

Why not see what you are missing at Disneyland in California? Add it to a trip when you are in California or plan a weekend away and make sure you visit what is new at Disneyland!  (See where it all began!!)

 

   

 

 I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to cruise on a DISNEY SHIP!  The shows and activities are the best on the HIGH SEAS!!!  Invite the whole family and your friends!!

 


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If you are looking for a little ADVENTURE and FUN we have some for you with Adventures by DISNEY!!!


 
 

 

 

THERE ARE OTHER EXCITING FAMILY VACATIONS TO CONSIDER. 

 Not everyone wants a Disney or warm weather beach family vacation every year..... so check out some other great ideas where to take YOUR FAMILY next!

For Adventure and a bit of education think Alaska!  Costa Rica, Europe or the Caribbean and Mexico
Make sure all those Spanish lessons will pay off!

Celebrate a Family Reunion or a special birthday or anniversary like some of our families did.  Family members came from all over to met up at a great sunny location in the middle of winter.  How rough could that be???  No matter how large or small ....your family will have a great time and REMEMBER these memories forever!! 

 some of our guests on their amazing family vacations!

 

 

Take a look at some of our   from our Family Vacations!