Let's talk about original vacations, shall we? What is YOUR idea of an original family vacation? My family has done the tried and true summer vacations: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, lazy days at the beach, movie marathons, road trips to see the family, cruises...we have done it all. As part of my role as an Alamo Chief Travel Mom, I want to begin inspiring your Unique Family Vacation Ideas for this summer's travel.
You see, you can do the theme parks. You can do the beach. You can make that annual road trip to see grandma and grandpa in another state. You can waste away your days by the pool or at the local water park...but how are those family vacations going to stand out? How are they going to be remembered when your kids have grown and they start planning their own family vacations?
I want to inspire you to do something different this summer. I want you to look at your calendar, pick a date, and do something with your family that you have never done before!
Unique family vacation ideas don't have to be completely out of the box things like rappelling down a volcano. You don't have to give up those tried and true family experiences that your children (and us parents too) look forward to year after year. Alamo thinks that original vacations are a great way to have fun with the family and create unforgettable memories, as well as giving us great stories to tell our friends and extended family. No one wants you to give that up - we just want you to take it to the next level by incorporating different things...like fun travel accessories, new activities, new games - how about playing a photo scavenger hunt along your road trip to grandma's and putting together a scrapbook of your photos once you arrive?
There are so many different ways to shake things up when it comes to your family vacation!
This month, the Alamo Chief Travel Moms have teamed up to create a super fun Alamo Drive Happy Box full of items to help inspire your Unique Family Vacation Ideas. Take a look at what we selected this month!
What's in the box?
Contributed by @aboutamom - ALEX DIY Duct Tape Tote
Angela says: “Making a Duct Tape Tote Bag is a fun family vacation activity that lets kids create a one-of-a-kind travel tote to use while on vacation, and to bring home souvenirs and treasures.”
Contributed by @blueviolet - Crayola Color Wonder Mini Stow and Go
Liz says: “Let the kids use their imagination and creativity to create drawings inspired by your vacation destination on this travel drawing kit Everyone can share in the fun of making an original family travel masterpiece!”
Contributed by @crissy - Chamilia Charm Bangle
Crissy says: “Commemorate the moments that make your journeys unique by adding special charms to this bracelet - remember the best moments from your family vacations!”
Contributed by @stacieinatlanta - Kindle Paperwhite
Stacie says: “Download games to heighten the vacation experience, like Road Trip Bingo or a Nature Scavenger hunt – it will make the unique things you see that much more special.”
Contributed by me! Polaroid 300 Instant Camera
Jennifer says: “Your kids will get more excited to snap photos of the amazing things you see on your trip and you can easily put together a special collage at the end of the journey!”
Do you need a little inspiration for Unique Family Vacation Ideas?
Two of my fellow Alamo Chief Travel Moms, Stacie and Angela, have partnered up with me to create a Unique Vacation Pinterest Board to inspire you to think outside the box on your next family vacation! The Pinterest board has travel related products, great family vacation destinations, and ideas for spicing it up when it comes to your family travel. I hope that you will check it out and repin some of our ideas to your own travel pinboards!
Unique Family Vacation Ideas Pinterest Sweepstakes
Want to win a Drive Happy Box of your own?
It’s simple to win one! We’re giving 4 away! Just create your own “#AlamoDriveHappy: A Unique Vacation” board by re-pinning some of our ideas and your own to create a unique vacation for your family. If you create a Pinboard, you might win one of four #AlamoDriveHappy Boxes! To enter, share a link to your Pinboard on Twitter using #AlamoDriveHappy and tag @TheRebelChick , @StacieinAtlanta and @AboutaMom – we’ll pick a winder at random!
Contest is open to US residents and ends June 6 at midnight.