Sharing tips for family travel and how we save up for our vacations.
I'm not a fan of snow. Yes, I think its beautiful when those first few flakes start to fall and I do love seeing everything covered in a glistening blanket of powdery snow. But when its 24 inches of snow that pretty picture of a winter wonderland turns into panic, empty grocery store aisles, insane traffic as people frantically rush home to prepare for the storm. Combine that with being trapped indoors with a wild toddler and you've got a recipe for mommy madness. Blizzard Jonas has made me crazy and I am soooooo ready for an escape to somewhere warm and sunny where I can lounge by a pool, hear the ocean and sip on something frozen and full of sugar.
We love the Bahamas, so much so that we've been several times and even got married on Paradise Island. Every year we try to make it back at least once to celebrate our anniversary or just a quick getaway. Now that we have a child it's not quite as simple as it used to be. Travelling requires a little more planning and a lot more money with an extra plane ticket to buy. Plus all the meals, eating out with another person on the bill gets expensive, especially feeding a little one that eats like football player! One great tip for traveling with kids is to invest in a caravan, you can even get help with the initial cost, find out more here. They're also great if you're planning to travel during your retirement and you can even raise funds for retirement by releasing equity from your home.
Thankfully Capital One makes it easier for us to plan our family vacation with the Venture Card and 360 Savings. The Venture Card is a travel rewards credit card offering double miles on every purchase, anywhere anytime. I love that it has none of the restrictions you usually get with other rewards programs. We use our Capital One Venture Card to make daily purchases throughout the year and rack up miles we can use for any travel related expense, like that extra flight for our little traveler or our hotel. We could use them on a cruise vacation in the future, they're even good for Uber rides! Plus without all the restrictions we can book our flights on any airline at anytime, no advance booking needed.
Flights are booked, we'll be heading to Paradise Island once again for a few days of lounging in a cabana by the pool, swimming with dolphins and enjoying gourmet meals. This year our little man is old enough to really explore all the fun stuff, I'm excited to see how happy he'll be splashing in the water and building sandcastles on the beach. Goodbye snow, hello sunshine!
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