Odds are, you’re a little out of practice in planning vacations. You may have even added an extra person to your family since your last getaway! Don’t stress. Planning your dream summer trip is as simple as asking yourself a few questions:

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The first part of planning is deciding who is coming with on this vacay. If you're planning a family trip you'll be bringing your kids, but are you going to invite grandparents or other extended family members? Depending on the ages of your children, you may even consider planning a trip with another family that has kids the same age. 


Next, you'll want to figure out what type of vacation you're planning. Are you wanting to disconnect from tech and spend time outdoors? Are you hoping you and your kids will learn something on this trip? Is relaxation a must or a maybe? Narrowing down the type of trip you want to take will make it easier to plan out the small details.


You know the type of vacation you want, now it's time to pick a locale! Do you want to fly or do you need somewhere within driving distance? Are you wanting to hit up a popular destination or go off the beaten path? We've teamed up with Marriott to help you pick your next getaway and fall in love with family travel. Make planning your dream vacay a little easier with our "Where Should You Vacation Next" quiz!


You’ll need to work around your school, work and life schedules, of course, but you’ll also want to take into account if there are certain dates that are best for the location you’re headed to. Is there a peak season the area is known for? Are there festivals you want to be sure to see—or sure to avoid? Before you book, do a quick search for the dates you are planning on to get the lay of the land. 


Planning a family vacation can be stressful. When you’re on the sixth page of family-friendly restaurant recommendations or just found out the tickets you wanted are sold out, remember why you planned this in the first place: to make lasting memories with your family.

Marriott’s family-friendly amenities make it easy to plan your next family adventure. Find your dream getaway today!

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