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Family Trip Oak Forest IL

Family trips are the ultimate opportunity for families to bond together and make lasting memories. Family road trips, family cruises, and family resorts are all popular options. Theme parks are a good choice for day trips. See below to learn more and to find local resources in Oak Forest, IL that will help make your family vacation unforgettable.

Renaud Urban
708-229-8470 Ext 156
12343 S 71St Court
Palos Heights, IL
Agency
AAA Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Barbara Maxwell
(630) 321-1664
269 Churchill Place
Clarendon Hills, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

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Nita Haas
(630) 321-1664
700 Pasquinelli Dr Ste C
Westmont, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

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Laura Lukasik
(630) 321-1664
700 Pasquinelli Dr Ste C
Westmont, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Rafting, Reunions, Safari
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

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Lynn Farrell
(312) 726-4492
309 W Washington St Ste 500
Chicago, IL
Agency
Foremost Travel and Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Safari, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise
Website
www.foremosttravel.com

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Mary Ann Liptak
(708) 598-9800
8531 S Harlem
Burbank, IL
Agency
Redyk Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disney, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Religious, Reunions, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.redyktravel.com

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Jo-Marie Gagala
(630) 971-3021
542 Bentley Ct
Downers Grove, IL
Agency
J & C Travel Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Senior / Mature Adult, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.jctravl.com

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Linda Furlan
(630) 321-1664
700 Pasquinelli Dr Ste C
Westmont, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Culinary / Cooking, Customized Travel, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Historical, Honeymoon
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

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Margaret Haskins
(630) 321-1664
700 Pasquinelli Dr Ste C
Westmont, IL
Agency
Viking Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.vikingtvl.com

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Judy Marshman
(630) 515-1551
1323 Butterfield Rd Ste 114
Downers Grove, IL
Agency
World Class Travel, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Business Travel, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Safari
Website
www.worldclasstravel91.com

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Ten Trips for Dads Traveling with Teenagers

Ten trips for dads traveling with teenagers

Traveling can be very stressful, and traveling with teens doubly so, for reasons that are completely different than for traveling with smaller children. Teens are developing their own interests and more than ever, you have to plan around how best to incorporate their needs, however exotic or seemingly selfish into the program. Here are ten ideas to help the trip go smoother this time.

  1. Remember who your fellow travelers are. Just as you wouldn't take your sports-ambivalent wife to a week of baseball training camp, try to figure out destinations the whole family can enjoy. That doesn't mean it has to be Disneyland or the least common denominator. Think instead, of places that will have real highlights for all members of the family. New York City for example, can satisfy many many different types of people with museums, sports legends, nightlife, theatre, and even great parks. But pick a single-interest destination, like say, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the entire family better be into rocking out, or have other reasons for being in Cleveland.
  2. Ask your teen to help plan. We like the City Walks cards series because you can spread them out and deal them like cards. Easier for everyone to see than passing out a book, the cards give everyone a chance to pick an itinerary and there will still likely be things of interest for the whole group. They also come in a more limited series for kids. Either way, have everyone look through the guide books or websites and choose at least one thing they really want to do, so no one feels like they are being dragged along an entire holiday.
  3. Try to stay near the center of your destination and activities. Nothing aggravates family dynamics and the fatigue factor like long car trips or transit. Even if it means cutting back elsewhere, a great location can really ease a lot of tension when a trip back to the hotel is easy.
  4. Consider an apartment rental or hotel apartment. Nowadays, there are many more options than having the whole family stay in a single room. That's not a vacation for you or your teeen. Short stay apartment rentals give you more space for your dollar and feature a kitchen for more casual meals (pizza!) and cheaper breakfasts.
  5. Let your teen choose things "you didn't come all this way to do." Even if you're in National Park and your teen wants to spend an hour in the hotel arcade, let him have a little break from the stuff you "should" do.
  6. Set up a vacation budget. It's better to give out a fixed amount for souvenirs and extras before the trip starts. If you say that the money is theirs to spend as they see fit and they keep whatever they don't spend, you'll create a strong lesson in budgeting, but you'll also be amazed at how many things now seem unnecessary for them.
  7. Let them bring a friend. Obviously this isn't a possibility on all trips, but when it's possible, it might make for ...

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