Beaches Turks & Caicos – August 2015

Beaches Turks & Caicos – August 2015

For the 15th year, Single Parent Travel is returning to Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa from August 15 to 22, 2015! This will be out 15th trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos and it is guaranteed not to disappoint. Your vacation is ALL INCLUSIVE–leave the wallet at home and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. With the addition of the exclusive Italian Village (all suite and all concierge) and the Key West Village there is something for everyone and a total of 20 restaurants–too many to sample them all,…Read more
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Scandinavian Vacation – June 16-23, 2015

Europe’s most breathtaking scenery, the Midnight Sun, some of her most brilliant and exotic cities, internationally renowned cuisine, and world class Jazz – that’s Scandinavia!! Unimaginably beautiful! Copenhagen, city of Hans Christian Andersen, the glorious Tivoli Gardens in-town amusement park, the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen Harbor, an endless choice of museums, restaurants, bars and entertainment of every sort! Stockholm, city of Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, the world-famous Vasa Museum, breathtaking Gamla Stan (Old Town), and the city that revived the art of Jazz…Read more
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Prague: Bike and Boat July 22-29, 2015

The “Golden City” and the Rivers Moldova and Elbe. The Czech Republic, the small country in the heart of Europe, impresses with its original river landscapes, picturesque villages and romantic castles, whose history and architecture can often be traced back to the Middle Ages. Prague, known also as “the Golden City” and “the City of a Hundred Spires”, is both point of departure and final destination for this beautiful bike and barge tour along the Upper Moldova, in Czech called Vltava, and the huge Elbe River – when the bridges…Read more
White Water Rafting – June 2015

White Water Rafting – June 2015

This summer, Single Parent Travel will venture out west to take in the glory that is Moab, Utah and the Colorado River with a 3 night rafting trip from June 23 to 26. Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah is the perfect setting for a kid-friendly family outing–and Western River Expedition’s Southwest Sampler provides just the right amount of adventure for the whole gang. You’ll get a taste of the “best of the Southwest” on this 4-day, 3-night getaway. First, you’ll spend 2 relaxing nights in luxurious comfort…Read more
Rocking Horse Ranch – April 17-19, 2015

Rocking Horse Ranch – April 17-19, 2015

It is that time of year again!  We are gathering up our blue jeans and out boots and headed for some springtime fun at the Rocking Horse Ranch and going to shake off those winter blues!  Spring is so beautiful at the ranch. Flowers and trees all in bloom and plenty of outdoor fun!  The lake will have more activities and the outdoor pool may even be open!! The weekend will feature an outdoor barbecue and much more!…Read more
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A Note From Globe Trotting Brenda

Well hello again, Brenda here! 2013 has been a busy year for me and I wanted to share some of the wonderful family friendly destinations I have visited. Maybe you are making a bucket list?  Be sure to consider these! 2013 had me criss crossing  the globe & the USA to some interesting family destinations.  I tried out the new Icelandic non stop flight Denver to Frankfurt and visited my son in Stuttgart, Germany  for Christmas week.  After years of catering to him in his youth, the tables were…Read more
My Medifast Update #2 – Down 32

My Medifast Update #2 – Down 32

OK, I promised to not be one of those nudges and update on my progress all the time–it’s been almost 2 months since the last update and I am beyond thrilled with the results. So far, I have lost 32 pounds and I can see all sorts of changes. My family crest ring may need to be re-sized I am wearing some clothing that was previously too tight I am feeling a lot better in general My endurance is up I am still riding the bike when I can–it’s getting…Read more
Family Travel In The Electronic Age

Family Travel In The Electronic Age

Should kids be allowed to be connected electronically when the family travels? How much is too much and what limits are appropriate? As a mom of 3 teenagers aged 17, 15, and 14 I have watched my kids get sucked into the vortex that is social media.  I can hardly blame them as media technology has swept over society like an electronic tsunami.  Any news item at all is followed in real time as it happens and even the most trivial post can go viral seen by millions worldwide in…Read more
My Medifast Update #1–Down 15

My Medifast Update #1–Down 15

I’ll keep this short and sweet. After a month, of eating flavored cardboard described as “nutritional food” I am seeing a lot of progress. Actually the food is not all that bad. There is some that is horrible (to me) and much of it is very tolerable to the point where I do not think of it as a chore to eat. The cardboard meals are supplements with their “digestive health pills” Vitamin B-12 and some “Super Omega 3″ fish oil pills–I hate fish…good thing they are in a pill.…Read more
What’s the big deal about gambling at sea?

What’s the big deal about gambling at sea?

If you’re looking for fun-filled vacations in the deep blue seas, then a cruise is one of the best entertainment solutions available. In addition to all of the activities and pots of call, there is so much to do on a ship; you may never want to leave. One thing that might surprise you if you have never cruised, are that there are casinos at sea. You no longer need to go to Las Vegas to gamble.  And once you hit international waters, the casinos will open. To give you…Read more
Follow Along On My Journey

Follow Along On My Journey

Usually I am a chicken and will take the easy way out. I think everyone does to a certain degree. But I am going to step out of my comfort zone here and document a significant change in my life. Over the years, I put on the freshman 15, the sympathetic pregnancy weight, and all of the other excuses one can come up with to justify being overweight. Last week, I decided that I was going to take control and get back into shape–other than one that is round! And…Read more
Family Holidays in Benidorm: Ways to Spend your Days

Family Holidays in Benidorm: Ways to Spend your Days

Short haul holidays are ideal for parents travelling with tots and toddlers. Just over an hour’s flight away from all UK airports, holidays in Benidorm are spot on for broods who want to take to the skies but get to feel the sand between their toes as quickly as possible. When you want to get away from the humdrum of daily life, your workload and that dreaded school timetable, Benidorm is the perfect place for an active sunny sojourn with your nearest and dearest. As well its two blue flag…Read more
Tenerife: Top Three Family Attractions

Tenerife: Top Three Family Attractions

Any parent will know that travelling with kids is very different to vacationing when you were young, free and responsibility-free. When little ones come along, itineraries change and days get based around them, but that shouldn’t mean a summer holiday can’t be thoroughly enjoyed. The trick is to book holidays to suit you but plan activities to suit them. Tenerife is a superb destination choice for this way of thinking, because there’s something for everyone. From exploring the Teide National Park to lounging on the beach, you can guarantee that…Read more
Is The Middle East Safe For Family Travel On A budget?

Is The Middle East Safe For Family Travel On A budget?

Traveling can be stressful under the best of circumstances, but when you are planning a trip overseas the stress increases. When you toss in a destination that might be featured on the nightly news–well, what’s a parent to do? I am a firm believer in traveling and have taken my own kids to some destinations that other might consider “dicey.” However, I am not stupid. I do not put us in harm’s way and I travel responsibly and very aware of my surroundings. Some simple rules will go a long…Read more
Top 3 London Museums For Kids

Top 3 London Museums For Kids

Every parent knows that at some point getting their child to take an interest in educational and important things can be a challenge.  Dragging them around endless galleries and historical monuments that are aimed solely at adults is more likely to turn them cold to the idea of learning than encourage them.  One answer is to plan trips to specific child friendly and child orientated museums; these are likely to have activities to keep kids entertained and stop them from getting bored five minutes in.  Why not book one of…Read more