Welcome to Tips for Family Trips!

I’m Allison, founder and editor of Tips for Family Trips.

I founded Tips for Family Trips in 2012 with the belief that travel is good for families because it makes them stronger, smarter and happier. My goal is to give you the information you need to make the best travel decisions for your family. I also hope to save you money (click the link to find out how), so that you can travel more often!

I live near Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and two children. We took our oldest on a 2,000-mile road trip when she was four weeks old and have been traveling as a family ever since! When my son completed treatment for cancer, we celebrated with a California vacation the next day.

We love travel, but have the same time and money problems as most middle-class families. I’m happy to go just about anywhere, but I especially love road trips, national parks, theme parks and cruises. We are familiar with both the well-known and out-of-the-way attractions throughout our home state of Utah.

Tips for Family Trips has diverse team of family travel experts, living all over the United States. No matter what kind of travel you love most – Disney, national parks, beaches, camping, luxury, budget… – we probably have something for you!

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Tips for first time visitors

If this is your first time at Tips for Family Trips, you may be wondering where is the best place to start. I recommend clicking around the categories in the menu bar at the top of the page. Here are some suggestions.

  • Click on Destinations to see what we’ve written about 15 countries and 22 U.S. States (and counting).
  • Under Planning Tips, we have more than 30 articles about packing, planning and staying sane on long travel days
  • Check out our categories under Travel Types. They include:
Visit our Disney Parks page! We have loads of been-there-done-that tips for Disneyland and Disney World. Find out how to save money, how to beat the crowds, and the best things to see and do. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Orlando, Florida | Anaheim, California | Southern California | Disney tips and tricks | Disney vacation | spring break ideas | summer vacation ideas

Disney Parks

Camping and Glamping tips for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com | campgrounds | resorts | tent camping | camping with kids | campfire recipes

Camping and Glamping

Cruise tips for families! We have answers to your questions about packing, cruise ships, ports, activities and more. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Caribbean | Bermuda


Popular Posts

Another good way to begin is to check out our most popular posts:

11 tips for visiting LEGOLAND California | tipsforfamilytrips.com

11 ESSENTIAL tips for visting LEGOLAND California

Cruise like a pro the first time! What I wish I'd known before my first cruise | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family cruise | cruise tips

What I wish I’d known before my first cruise

25 FREE things to do with kids in Salt Lake City, Utah | tipsforfamilytrips.com | summer vacation | spring break | family vacation

25 FREE things to do in Salt Lake City

7 tips and tricks for visiting the world famous San Diego Zoo | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Southern California | family vacation | spring break | summer vacation | travel

7 tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo

6 SMART tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty in New York City | tipsforfamilytrips.com | national parks | spring break | summer vacation | family vacation

6 SMART tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty

Tips for visiting Walt Disney World on a budget | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Orlando, Florida | Disney tips and tricks | cheap Disney | summer vacation | spring break | family vacation | Disney World deals and packages

20 tips for doing Disney on a budgetMy Family


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7 ways to save BIG on family travel. Get this FREE minicourse when you sign up for Tips for Family Trips' newsletter! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | budget travel | spring break | summer vacation

7 Ways to Save BIG on Your Next Vacation

6 SECRETS to Short Lines at Disneyland. Get this FREE minibook when you subscribe to Tips for Family Trips' mailing list! | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Disney tips and tricks | Southern California | travel

6 SECRETS to Short Lines at Disneyland

Want to know where to find deals on LEGOLAND California tickets? Let us show you how! | tipsforfamilytrips.com

4 EASY Ways to Save at LEGOLAND California

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