Top Travel Apps and Websites for Family Vacations

January 10, 2019 0 0

A lot of factors go into scheduling the perfect escape. Happily, these top travel apps and websites can help you plan a must-see family vacation right now. Looking to save big on airfare? Score deals on fun activities and accommodations? Book some of the best tours in town? All can help you plot the getaway of a lifetime. Read on to find out more about some of the best travel apps and websites that can help you get started making memories now.



Ciao Bambino

This website details global destinations for kids and parents. Featured range from overviews to specific property and destination stories. And they also can book your trip, too.


Want travel suggestions from real parents and real family vacation experiences? Head to Trekaroo, which functions like a TripAdvisor for families. It features mostly North American sites, plus five countries elsewhere.

Tracks and Trails

If you’re looking to do an old-fashioned RV vacation, then visit Tracks and Trails, which boasts a blog, news, and plenty of trip suggestions, including great insider tips to national parks. As top travel apps and websites go, you’ll find it’s a super handy one for anyone looking to vacation the old-fashioned way.


Looking for deals? Family-friendly destinations? This website, previously called “We Just Got Back,” reviews destinations, but it also helps you plan your trip and alerts you to deals as well.

Family Vacation Critic

This website offers a wide gamut of advice, from infant to teen travel tips. And the site offers deals, destination-specific hints, and even reviews of all-inclusive resorts as well. Search by theme — i.e. beaches, skiing, water parks — to pick your escape.


While this isn’t a site dedicated solely to family travel, you can join the Family Travelers “tribe.” With more than 200,000 members, you can ask questions, get advice, and view guides.

Find Your Park

National parks are national treasures. While the official park sites detail information, they don’t give you the insiders’ scoops that you need, like Midwestern gems or Pacific Coast road trips that are must-sees. Here’s a great place to plan that epic park vacay.

Have Baby, Will Travel

If you’re traveling with an infant, this great site can help you plan your trip right down to the packing list. It will give you everything you need, from flying tips to cruising knowledge.

Traveling Mamas

Traveling Mamas has been detailing destinations, travel tips, reviews and more since 2008. It started out as a blog, and it’s expanded. The site offers a more personal look at travel, and it’s a great place to start just from an inspiration standpoint.

Disney Moms Panel

Want to get mom’s eye view on all things Disney? Hit this forum, where you can post specific questions or conundrums.

Cheat Sheet

Ready to get away with the kiddos? Find out more with help from the top travel apps and websites here:

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Jeanette Hurt

Jeanette Hurt is the award-winning writer and author of eight culinary and drink books, including The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide, which received the 2010 Mark Twain Award for Best Travel Book, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine and Food Pairing. She's written for, Four Seasons Magazine, Wine Enthusiast,, and dozens more publications.

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