Welcome to Tips for Family Trips!
I'm Allison Laypath. I founded Tips for Family Trips because I want to help make your next family vacation better.
I live near Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and two teenage children. We love to travel and have been road tripping around 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 neither I nor my husband had ever traveled outside North America.
Flying across the ocean to a place with a different language and culture (and even different electrical outlets) with our kids for the first time… What could go wrong???
A trip like that pushed all my Anxious Mom buttons. And it was expensive. And we only had time to 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. I figured that if she could do it, I could do it!
And the great thing about planning a successful trip outside your comfort zone is that it makes your comfort zone bigger. We are excited and a lot more confident about planning another international family vacation.
If I can get my dream trip out of the “someday” zone, you can do it too! Please let me help.
Here at Tips for Family Trips, you'll find all kinds of resources to help make your next family vacation better.
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.
Next, 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 your next family vacation.