Happy 3rd Birthday, Tips for Family Trips!

Posted By Allison on Apr 13, 2015

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Tips for Family Trips is celebrating its 3rd anniversary today! We’d like to thank all of our readers for the biggest year yet. In addition to adding 80 new posts, here are a few more ways that Tips for Family Trips has grown.

Our most popular posts, 2015 | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Here is a list of our most popular posts written in the past 12 months, and our most popular posts in our 3rd year overall.

Most popular posts added this year

Sea Life Aquarium

1. What to expect at the SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California

Our tips for visiting LEGOLAND California is the top post at Tips for Family Trips overall , so it’s not surprising that our top post written in Year 3 is connected to this great family destination.

Make-A-Wish Trip Universal

2. What to expect on a Make-A-Wish trip to Universal Orlando

Allison’s posts about her son’s Make-A-Wish trip remain popular among families who are planning their own Make-A-Wish trips to Orlando, Florida.

The Black Hills for Families | tipsforfamilytrips.com #SouthDakota

3. A Black Hills itinerary for families

This round-up of posts about all the fantastic family activities in the Black Hills was an instant hit on Pinterest. If you thought Mount Rushmore was the only place to go, you might be surprised by the long list of other fun things to do there.

travel toys

4. Travel toys for kids that will save YOUR sanity

Who doesn’t need some fresh ideas to keep kids busy on that next car or plane trip? Here is list of our favorite family-tested travel toys.

Tips for visiting Caladesi State Park | tipsforfamilytrips.com #Florida

5. 5 tips for visiting Caladesi Island State Park

Love collecting sea shells at the beach? Florida’s Caladesi Island State Park is an excellent, uncrowded beach that shell hunters are sure to adore.

Here are a few more top posts from the past year

Most popular posts overall


1. 11 Tips for visiting LEGOLAND California Resort

This post held the top spot last year, and is still our top all-time post for Year 3! We’re keeping it relevant by checking facts, answering reader questions, and even adding a new tip after Allison’s recent tour of LEGOLAND at the TMS Carlsbad conference.

First cruise advice

2. What I wish I’d known before my first cruise

We updated this older post a few months ago, and then Pinterest users pinned and re-pinned until it reached our #2 spot for Year 3. We love our social media followers!

7 Tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo | tipsforfamilytrips.com

3. 7 Tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo

One reader commented on our San Diego Zoo post, “You are to the point!!! No talk about nonsense. I like that. You said tips and that’s what you gave us.” It made our day, because we love to give you tips you can really use.

5 Tips for getting the most from Groupon Getaways | tipsforfamilytrips.com

4. 5 Tips for getting the most from Groupon Getaways

This post about landing a good travel deal on Groupon has been a favorite among readers since our first year. It was recently given a facelift, and the tips are still solid.

Swim in the Great Salt Lake

5. Can you swim in the Great Salt Lake?

This post wins for “Best Title,” because people ask their search engines “Can you swim in the Great Salt Lake” every single day!  We couldn’t be happier to have the answer.

More of our most popular posts

Thanks for a great year!

Have any of our posts helped you plan a great family vacation? Please share your favorites in the comments.

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.

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