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Family Trip South Windsor CT

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 South Windsor, CT that will help make your family vacation unforgettable.

Donna Hubbs
(860) 243-9458
16 Brooke St
Bloomfield, CT
Agency
D & D Travel Services, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disney, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.ddtvl.com

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Martha Kirsche
(860) 257-3775
219 Main St
Wethersfield, CT
Agency
Wethersfield Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, 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, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Disabled / Accessible, Educational, Family Fun, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events
Website
www.wethersfieldtravel.com

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Ana Reeder
(860) 389-5700
27 Hillside Ln
Colchester, CT
Agency
Orion Crusades
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc.
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Castles / Villas, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Equestrian, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Golf & Tennis, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Nature, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.orion-crusades.com

Data Provided By:
Janet Bangser
(203) 226-7255
49 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT
Agency
Pathfinders Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Europe-Western, South America
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.pathfinderswestport.com

Data Provided By:
Alice Stickney
(860) 443-2855
11 Bank St
New London, CT
Agency
Klingerman Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Reunions, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Anita Kay
(860) 872-3897
134 Robin Circle
Tolland, CT
Agency
The Travel Advisors
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Safari
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Anita Kay
(860) 872-3897
134 Robin Circle
Tolland, CT
Agency
The Travel Advisors
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Safari
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Cheryl Wilk
(203) 255-8831
79 S Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT
Agency
Nutmeg Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Honeymoon, Leisure Travel, Family Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines
Website
www.nutmegtravelinc.com

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Christina Carroll
(860) 322-0629
127 Main St
Centerbrook, CT
Agency
Travel Marketing Consultants, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Rail, Religious, Scuba Diving, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Karen Boike
(860) 739-3543
16 Applewood Common
East Lyme, CT
Agency
Karens Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

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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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