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Family Trip Phoenix AZ

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 Phoenix, AZ that will help make your family vacation unforgettable.

Carrie Mezes
(480) 659-6679
4825 N 72Nd Way
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Travel Creations
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Nature, Rail
Website
www.travelcreations.net

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Laura Rodriguez-Verbera
(602) 268-0030
7035 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Agency
Marina Tours And Travel Arizona LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Equestrian, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Minority-Hispanic, Rail, Religious, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.marinatours.com

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Donna Delpier
(480) 820-5645
1013 W Posada Ave
Mesa, AZ
Agency
Delpier Travel Services
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.DelpierTravel.jurni.net

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Staci Blunt
(480) 777-7835
795 N. Cholla St.
Chandler, AZ
Agency
Vacation Visions
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Camping / Hiking, Castles / Villas, Disney, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, National Parks, Rail, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Singles, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise, Women's Travel
Website
www.VacationVisions.com

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Hope Wallace
(520) 836-7411
1115 E Florence Blvd Ste J
Casa Grande, AZ
Agency
ADA Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Women's Travel
Website
www.adatravel.net

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Pamela Stewart
(480) 926-1703
4300 N Miller Rd #A152
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Stewart Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.stewart-travel.com

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Barbara Hoeck
(480) 759-5615
10826 S Shoshoni Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Agency
Hoeck Travel Planners
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
hoecktravel.jurni.net

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Manon Kaplan
(480) 752-2184
954 W Keating Ave
Mesa, AZ
Agency
RMK Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Jan Vitale
(480) 720-3600
5555 E. Evergreen St.
Mesa, AZ
Agency
A Wish Come True Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Leisure Travel
Website
http://janvitale.inteletravel.com

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Carrie Mezes
(480) 659-6679
4825 N 72Nd Way
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Travel Creations
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Nature, Rail
Website
www.travelcreations.net

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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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