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Easter break vacation guide for families

School break isn’t just for the party-happy college student. Give your entire family a much-needed mini-vacation to the ultimate school vacation destination (or even take some time to relax right at home).

Mother and baby on a spring picnic |

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We’ve gathered some of our favorite vacation tips to help you plan the perfect Easter break. From budget-friendly destinations to family-friendly staycation ideas, these tips will help your whole family make the most of spring break.

Travel on a budget

If you’re under the impression that you can’t afford a family getaway to an exotic vacation destination, think again. Discounted rates and all-inclusive packages will help you stretch your vacation dollars farther than you ever imagined.

Easter break
staycation tips

School vacation is the ideal time to take a breather and just relax, and sometimes that means staying home. Make the most of your staycation with fun TV-free ideas the entire family will enjoy.

Bring baby to the beach for vacation

Traveling with a baby can be challenging, and traveling with a baby to the beach can take those challenges to a whole new level. Fortunately, beachcombers are willing to share the scoop on which beach vacation destinations are truly baby-friendly. As you prepare for your family adventure, be sure to check out our beach survival kit for Baby.

Vacation safety
for teens

If your teen has opted to travel without you on break from school, then you have to do your “chaperoning” before she embarks on her vacation. Be involved in the making of the travel arrangements, review critical safety basics and take advantage of technology to keep that apron string at least somewhat intact.

Avoid vacation

Ah… you can already feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. Keep in mind that your family’s precious skin has been under cover all winter, and painful sudden exposure to the sun’s harsh rays can bring your vacation to a screeching halt. Stock up on plenty of sunscreen and consider investing in clothing with UV blocking —especially for the kids.

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