Welcome to Tips for Family Trips!
I'm Allison Laypath. I started Tips for Family Trips because I want to help you plan your dream vacations.
I live near Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and two teenage children. We love to travel and have been traveling the U.S.A. with our kids since they were newborns. We know ALL about backseat tantrums (and sometimes front-seat tantrums), and many other common family vacation challenges.
But for years, our dream trip to Europe was in the “someday” zone. There was never enough money or time. And honestly, it was intimidating because we had never traveled outside North America.
Flying across the ocean to an unfamiliar place with our kids… What could go wrong?
It pushed all my anxiety buttons. And it was expensive. And we could only go during summer vacation – the most expensive and crowded time of year. “Someday” started to feel like “never.”
Then my sister took her kids to Europe and she shared some of her tips for finding affordable flights with me. If she could do it, I could do it!
Six weeks later, we found cheap flights to Paris, and six months later, we traveled to London and Paris with our kids. The trip was all we hoped it would be and we made so many great family memories.
And the great thing about planning a successful trip outside your comfort zone is that it makes your comfort zone bigger. We are a lot more confident about planning our next dream vacation.
If I can get my dream trip out of the “someday” zone, you can do it too!
My goal is to help you take your dream trip.
Start with my free, printable list of 101 Vacation Ideas for Families. Choosing a great destination is the first step to planning a great vacation.
When you sign up for the list, you'll automatically join my free email list. This is where I really share the inside information about how we make our dream trips happen. I'll take you step-by-step through our process.
Want more? Check out all my travel tips on the blog. Click on Planning Tips, Save Money, and Destinations. Or use the Search box at the top of this page. You'll get lots of tried and true tips that can help you make the most of any family vacation.
Whether your dream trip is next month, next year, or several years away… Just deciding that it's GOING to happen makes a big difference and it's never too early to start preparing for it.
And why limit yourself to just one dream? There's room for more than one and lots of little dreams along the way. Let's start today!