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Family Trip Washington DC

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 Washington, DC that will help make your family vacation unforgettable.

Patricia Absher
(202) 237-5220
Po Box 42282
Washington, DC
Agency
Great Travels, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.great-travels.com

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Thomas Andrelico
+1 202 702 8169
5268 Nicholson Lane
Kensington, MD
Agency
Vacation2africa
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Beach Vacations, Budget Travel, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.vacation2africa.com

Data Provided By:
Fred Kilgore
(301) 412-3926
11518 Homestead Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD
Agency
Travel Leaders/Thomas Hogan Travel (dba OutsideAgentLink.com)
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Minority-African American, Reunions
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided By:
Patricia Absher
(202) 237-5220
Po Box 42282
Washington, DC
Agency
Great Travels, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Western
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.great-travels.com

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The Champion-Kail Travel Group
(202) 483-0110
1700 14th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Thomas Konditi
+1 (703) 679-7440
2776 S Arlington Mill Dr
Arlington, VA
Agency
Foreign Assignment LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, India, South America, Spain
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Culinary / Cooking, Eco-Tourism, Family Fun, Family Travel, Leisure Travel, Luxury Travel, Nature, Safari, Speciality, Tours
Website
www.foreignassignment.com

Data Provided By:
Gregory Peters
(703) 768-6020
1506-D Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
Agency
Friendly Travel Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.friendlytravelonline.com

Data Provided By:
Marcus Odinec
(301) 217-0158
9 Hastings Cir
Rockville, MD
Agency
Memorable Costa Rica
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.memorablecostarica.com

Data Provided By:
Bethany Travel Agency
(202) 223-3336
2311 M St NW
Washington, DC
 
Pers Travel
(202) 338-2121
2910 M St NW
Washington, DC
 
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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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