I love planning our family vacations but I know how overwhelming it can be.

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Favorite family travel resources: accommodation

For accommodation, we rely on several booking systems:


One of my favourite travel sites ever, it offers a wide selection of hotels and apartments in a huge array of destinations, catering for all budgets. They have a super handy system that allows you to cancel most rooms up until few days before travelling, making it perfect for people travelling with kids, when flexibility is a must!

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Home exchange websites

I am an avid home swapper and my providers of choice are Homelink.com and PeopleLikeUs. I have written extensively about them and they are the reason why we can take summer holidays in far flung places without breaking the bank.

Click here for my full overview of the system.


For apartment rentals, VRBO is excellent. They have a vast selection of accommodation options in many destinations and a good interface that makes you book with confidence.

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Favourite Family Travel Resources: tour providers

Get Your Guide

For day tours, tickets and day trips our favourite provider is Get Your Guide. They are a one stop shop for tours and showcase offers from different providers: you can see at a glance the tours available in your preferred destination and they offer a handy booking system so you can secure the one you want and get confirmation straight to your phone. Most have very good cancellation options and ‘skip the line’ tickets are often available: an incredible time saver! I find them excellent especially for tours and activities in Europe.

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Another excellent tour booking site is Viator. You can easily compare and book tours available in your location of choice and get a booking voucher straight on your phone. Compared with the one above, I find they have a better selection for activities in North America.

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Travel Resources: flights

I usually book flights directly with the airline. However, I do find some online agencies and flight comparison sites useful, so have a first idea of what combinations are available and what price trend I can expect on a specific route.

Some I find easy to use are Kayak and Skyscanner 

Favourite Family Travel Gear

Our go-to place for travel gear is Amazon. We buy a huge amount of stuff from them and are avid users of one of their most amazing things: the kindle!

These are our favourite brands:

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Family Travel Resources: websites we trust

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