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Top 10 Best Experiences to Have in Europe

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (1)

If you don't have your Europe wish list handy, go ahead and toss it aside because you're going to need a new one altogether after this. Instead of the usual European vacation, conjure up the kind of bucket list experiences you'll always remember from speed boats, golf cart tours, icy hideaways, and snowmobiling across glaciers.

Here's what to do and see in Europe to remember for a lifetime.



1. Ride on a Glacier in Iceland


A tour of Iceland's Golden Circle is a must. Iceland's tourism has exploded in the last decade and draws tourists to its storybook landscape where legends of elves and trolls abound. Ideas for bucket list include volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and hot springs. And you get all of that against a backdrop of eternal sunrise in summer and scant shimmer of daylight in winter months. Exploring all of the wonders of Reykjavik's museums and attractions just scratches the surface of a visit to Iceland. A tour of Iceland's Golden Circle is a must, and combining it with a snowmobile tour includes instant social media fodder and bragging rights that will make your family jealous.

Start with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, to see the open-air government assembly dating back to 930 AD. The area is also home to the Silfra fissure where overzealous scuba divers dive between the North American and Eurasian continents. Chose an Iceland tour that includes stops by jeep at Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur Valley and its geothermal waters, and the completely surreal experience of gliding across a glacier by snowmobile.



2. Gallop Through Ancient Petra by Horseback


Originally known as Raqmu, the city of Petra stuns visitors with its rose-red structures carved from stone. The city lies uninhabited and is hidden away by towering sandstone mountains in the desert stone. Take a horseback ride through the surrounding area and imagine yourselves as ancient royalty navigating the desert. Once it's time to say goodbye to your horses, don't miss the chance to take a sobering walk through the Siq. The winding, narrow fissure between towering cliffs will make you feel like the latest Indiana Jones franchise, minus all the paparazzi and fanfare. Join a tour of Petra starting from Amman to explore the Siq while knowledgeable guides share insights about the ancient royal capital.



3. Tap Into Your Literary Side in Paris


Paris just begs literary wanderers and romantics at heart to savor its fair city and feverishly pen the next best thing on Goodreads. If you've harbored a lifelong passion for writing, just soak up the literary energy on a walk through Paris' St. Germain neighborhood. Try a tour that strolls along Rue de Vaugirard and walk in the literary great's footsteps on the longest road in Paris. This winding street features the home of Ernest Hemingway and his second wife, and the hotel where William Faulkner drove himself mad penning his breakthrough novel, Sanctuary. After winding down your walking tour, look for Café de la Mairie on Rue de l'Odéon for a coffee or flavored Parisian soda. This is the spot where writers Djuna Barne and Henry Miller hung-out and looked impressively literary while pondering their greatest works. Then stop by the Shakespeare & Company bookshop to grab your own classics to take home. After all, you're now transformed into literary giants ready to unleash their age-old brilliance onto the world.



4. Learn About the Powerful Anne Frank


Amsterdam is one of those places we all went way back in our 20s and never realized we could actually come back and appreciate its amazing culture, history, and beauty. And if you're looking for a multigenerational trip with adult kids or grandkids alike, Amsterdam has magically transformed into a family-friendly destination with plenty to see and do. First thing, first. Head over to the Anne Frank Museum and learn about the girl behind the infamous World War II era diary. To get a deeper look into how the tragedy of the Holocaust impacted the world, take a Jewish tour through Amsterdam that includes a stop at Anne Frank's house. You can also see a breathtaking work of art from the Dutch Jewish community at the Auschwitz Monument. Lastly, get a sobering history lesson at Hollandse Schouwburg where Jews were deported before exploring a Portuguese Synagogue.



5. Ride the Waves on the Amalfi Coast


It's not so much about what you see on the Amalfi Coast as much as how you see it. I'm pretty sure even the locals can't stop gasping at the sheer magnitude of beauty of the Amalfi Coast. It's hard not to just stare and stand in place, except that you're compelled forward to see what this little gem has to offer. It's not so much about what you see on the Amalfi Coast as much as how you see it. Hop a private speed boat rivaling the best spy movies to grace the silver screen. Kids at heart will feel like they're on an adventure while whipping through the waters, and the cultured grown-up inside you takes in the expansive views of this dazzling and mind-boggling vertical coastline. Afterwards, stroll through town for a drink and appetizer while soaking up the sunset reflecting off the water you just soared over.



6. Eat Like a Clooney in Venice


You can't ponder Venice without conjuring up dreamy canals with gondoliers standing impossibly poised and balanced on their boats. Although Venice and all of its glorious attractions by day are divine to explore by foot, you really need the backdrop of the evening to nail that quintessential Gondola ride. Hop on a classic Gondola tour as the sun dips over your new favorite city in the world. Now is the time to discuss how you're all going to go full wanderlust and launch careers as gondoliers. After you're all warm and fuzzy from your sunset ride, go and eat at that wonderfully perfect restaurant. Rest assured that Ristorante Da Ivo is George Clooney approved. In fact, Clooney allegedly dropped $5k here and ate like a king on the eve of his wedding. But don't worry, you can still enjoy Ristorante Da Ivo without dipping into your retirement funds.



7. Experience the Best of Rome on a Golf Cart


We've spent an inordinate amount of our lives learning about ancient Romans and watching Hollywood's latest Colosseum-fight-to-your-death-flicks. We've been thinking about Rome for so long that actually visiting this glorious city almost feels surreal. In between ruins, museums, and seeing the birthplace of absolutely everything, we start to feel overwhelmed by just how much there is to see and do. So start with the classics and really experience the city instead of just checking the "must-sees" off your list. Fortunately, a golf cart tour in Rome is the perfect way to explore the area for an intimate and unique view of the city. You'll see more of the old city while getting off the bustling streets and onto quieter paths.



8. Step Back in Time Through Communist Era Berlin


It's difficult to imagine that the thriving city of Berlin was ever ripped apart by the Cold War and was once the source of so much worldwide tension. Many of us can remember back to when the Berlin wall finally fell and wondering what would happen next. Today, Berlin's bustling streets and travel trend-setting spot keep tourists coming back for more. Explore Berlin's history and learn more about the Cold War and reunification that brought the city back together. A historical tour takes guests exploring everything from architecture of the former German Democratic Republic to a real prison cell run by the Stasi East German Secret Service. Authentic Communist vehicles also sit on display at the Technical Museum of Putnitz. You'll even see the limousine of the former Russian government called "Tschaikas" that may send shivers down your spine.



9. Get Medieval in Croatia 


London always seems to take top rank for the most grotesque medieval torture chambers, area castles, towers, and royal weddings. In fact, I'm ready for more royals to get married so we can talk about their fancy hats. However, Croatia has its own medieval history bragging rights with acres that once served the Roman empire. A tour of Split in Croatia reminds us of what we've been missing in our lives: Diocletian's Palace. This famous monument marks the rule of Roman emperor Diocletian and his fabulous palatial grounds. Wanderlusting travelers who just can't get enough cathedrals and catacombs can also stop by St. Domnius' Cathedral. And just a hop, skip, and a jump away lies the medieval city of Trogir situated atop a small island. Take a tour across and explore its palaces, churches, and monasteries while snapping stunning photos along the backdrop of the sea.



10. Get Iced in Stockholm


Just follow the smell of fresh cinnamon buns baking in Stockholm and wander through twisting alleys until you find the Royal Palace. Constructed in 1754, the ancient palace and the surrounding beauty of Old Town make you wonder why you're living in the burbs back home. "Original Stockholm" stuns with the romance of impossibly gorgeous 16th and 19th century architecture. Take a walking tour through Old Town and see the old Stock Exchange that now serves as the Nobel Museum and the Swedish Academy. While you're there, stop by and see if you managed to win the Nobel Prize for Best Travelers of the Year. (Because if that is a thing, you would totally win it). After a day of touring, cool off in Stockholm's infamous icebar that's kept at a mind-boggling -5 degrees Celsius year-round. Don't worry, the tour provides warm ponchos and gloves before going in to sip an ice cold glass of vodka or other beverage. Finish your visit by raising your glass and saying, "Proost" in a cheerful toast.


Remember it's the little things that really make a memorable and meaningful vacation, and when you put them all together, you have a European bucket list adventure. The hard part is choosing which one to check off your list first.

Where will you head next in Europe?

Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.


A Stress-Free Multigenerational Vacation

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (2)

How long has it been since multiple generations of your family have connected for some much-needed getting-to-know-you-again time? If organizing such a vacation fills you with dread, relax! Here’s how to plan and have a fabulous time together.



1. Poll the Group


Ask everyone for a vacation wish list (as long as the younger children understand they’re not in charge of decisions). Accommodating everyone may be simpler than you think. In any event, it’s worth a discussion so that all generations feel they have a stake in planning a good time.


2. Settle on a Budget


Chances are not everyone can afford to spend the same amount, so sort out ahead of time who will pay what. Research the costs of big-ticket items such as flights, lodgings and car rentals. Then check the costs for separate items such as restaurants and activities, and determine a reasonable daily budget for everyone.


3. Don’t Crowd the Guest List


You don’t have to include every member of every branch of the family tree. Think about it: When it comes to eating out, for instance, more doesn’t always mean merrier. If you do have a big group, try limiting meals together to one per day.


4. Think About Cruises or All-Inclusive Resorts


Cruises and all-inclusive resorts can level the financial playing field.

Think about a ski resort for a winter vacation. You can spot the family-friendly ones by checking out lift ticket prices: Look for a high maximum age for kids’ passes and a low starting age for senior passes.

You can go on a cruise just about anywhere, but think about river voyages — great for families since the boat always docks next to shore, and easy to get into town for sightseeing.


5. Consider the Off Season - or not


Off-season travel often means lower costs and fewer crowds. But for children and teens, leaving school for a family vacation may not be an option. So for multigenerational trips, consider sticking to high season — or close to it.


6. Not Too Much Sightseeing


As soon as you start to move as a herd, stress starts to mount. So avoid places with important tourist sites (Rome, for example) you’d feel frustrated about missing. A good place for a multigenerational vacation is a city such as San Diego, where you’ll find Sea World, the famed zoo, Legoland, surfing, museums, theaters and beaches — but nothing you absolutely can’t do without.


7. Consider the Concierge or Club Level


If you’re staying in a hotel, investigate the concierge (club-level) floors. They carry considerable upcharges, but you’ll generally find food available all day, and you’ll have an exclusive lobby where everyone can congregate at his or her leisure for greeting and grazing.


8. Being all together may be better if you are separate


Big group houses are fun, and a big kitchen with a full fridge and a common room can lead to lots of good times. On the other hand, individual condo units keep crying babies and late-night partyers from bothering each other and also can limit scrutiny of family members’ unique habits.


9. It is Vacation, but Don’t Forget Routine


We all (especially kids) thrive on routines. Let spontaneity be part of each day, but keep everyone’s bedtimes, meals and midday quiet time on a consistent schedule. In the end, you’ll have lot more freedom and fewer crises.


10. Get a Group Shot With Everyone


Make sure a group photo is taken to preserve this great moment in your family’s history. (You can even book a professional photographer.) Then create an online photo album.


Remember to tailor your family get away for your family. Ann with 402 Travel is here to make your vacation uniquely yours. No two families - and no two vacations -are alike. The journeys created for you and your family are personalized to be uniquely yours.



For your first or next family vacation contact Ann.



Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.




Business Travel: Who is Mixing Bleisure for Pleasure

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Anyone who’s ever traveled for business can tell you that it’s nothing like traveling for pleasure. You may be in an exciting place, perhaps for the first time, but there’s no time for sightseeing. Your days, and often nights, are filled with work obligations.


So it’s not surprising that many business travelers tack on some extra days at the end of their work trip in order to do some sightseeing. Indeed, these business travelers realize that giving themselves a chance to relax and unwind is more than a perk; it can be beneficial to the bottom line.


A new report from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) also finds support for bleisure travel – trips that mix business and leisure. In the GBTA survey, 37 percent of travelers from North America report that they’ve extended a business trip for leisure in the past year. Younger workers, who may be traveling widely for the first time, are even more likely to do so. Forty-eight percent of millennial travelers, in their 20s to early 30s, report combining business and leisure. Only 23 percent of baby boomers took a bleisure trip and 33 percent of those ages 36 to 54 did so. For travelers who don’t take a bleisure trip, 58 percent reported that they simply didn’t have the time.


According to the GBTA report, the average bleisure traveler takes seven work trips a year. When combining business and leisure, travelers extend their stay for an average of three days. They tend to work for larger companies, with an average of 950 employees, and 42 percent hold middle-management jobs. Additionally, 58 percent have children at home. Forty-four percent report that they travel with someone else for the vacation portion of their trip. The reasons they give for extending their trip include the desire to visit a location where they enjoy spending time, a chance to visit a new destination, as a way to take a cost-effective vacation and simply needing time away from home and work.


How do business travelers spend the leisure portion of their trip?

Most stay in or close to the city where they went for work, usually in the same hotel, even if they book the leisure portion separately. They take the time to be a tourist. That can include visiting museums and other cultural attractions or enjoying a meal at a restaurant they may have heard about. Depending on their interests, perhaps they’ll take in a sporting event, a concert or a show. They may spend time relaxing on the beach if there’s one nearby. If their trip coincides with a festival or cultural event, they may decide to take advantage of that opportunity and attend.

Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.


New Year Cruise

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrate the New Year Together!





When:
December 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Where:
WESTERN CARIBBEAN FROM TAMPA

What:
New Year's Eve Cruise

Who:
You

Take in the best of the Western Caribbean on this exhilarating 7-day round-trip cruise from Tampa. While in Costa Maya, ponder the lives of the ancient Mayans as you explore fascinating ruins, or opt instead to snorkel the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Experience sun, fun and sand in Harvest Caye, our premier resort-style destination in Belize — cool off with a drink at the swim-up bar or relax in a private cabana. And in Cozumel, enjoy the day as you wish, whether it’s diving fabulous reefs, exploring the jungle in an ATV, relaxing poolside at a beach club, or visiting an ancient Mayan temple.







Inside Staterooms from $1,159.11
Balcony Staterooms from $1889.11



Sunday - Tampa Florida

4:00 Embark

Tampa, nicknamed "The Big Guava", is so much more than merely home to Busch Gardens (one of the most popular theme parks in Florida). The Ybor City district is alive with history, shopping and fine dining. The Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry are also must-sees.


Monday - At Sea

Come and experience ELEMENTS! From mesmerizing magic to the visual feast of flying to exciting music and dance, this dazzling show will revel in the four elements of Earth, Air, Water & Fire. This show is an incredible spectacle of wonder, enchantment and sensual delight.


Tuesday - Costa Maya, Mexico

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This coastal paradise in the Yucatan features stunning beaches with soft sand and blue skies. Travel to see ancient Mayan ruins in this region rich with archaeological sites.

Wednesday - Harvest Caye, Belize

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Belize is ideal for eco-tourism. With diverse ecology consisting of jungles, rainforests, swamps, coral reefs and so on, you will find solace and adventure in Harvest Caye's stunning landscape.


Thursday -Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Beautiful and unspoiled, Roatan is a peaceful, eco-tourist's dream, just 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Teeming with marine life and home to some of the best pillar coral in the Caribbean, the pristine Honduran Reef is a diver's paradise. And the beauty of Tabyana Beach is always a sight to see.


Friday - Cozumel, Mexico

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. And despite the growth of tourism in recent years, the island and its only town, San Miguel, retain much of their original warmth and charm.



Saturday - At Sea

Sit down to a hot pizza. Check out our made-to-order buffet. Or make it a memorable night at a specialty restaurant. With Freestyle Dining, you can eat where you want, when you want. Plus, kids age 3 and under always eat for free and kids 4-12 can order from our complimentary kids’ menu.


Sunday - Tampa

7:00 am Disembark

Tampa, nicknamed "The Big Guava", is so much more than merely home to Busch Gardens (one of the most popular theme parks in Florida). The Ybor City district is alive with history, shopping and fine dining. The Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry are also must-sees.


If this date doesn't float your boat - let's design a family cruise that works for you!  Please https://www.402travel.com/contact-ann" target="_blank">contact me for more information.





Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.


5 Great Reasons Why You Need a Travel Specialist

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (2)

"Travel Agents are too expensive to use."

"I thought Travel Agents went away with the dinosaurs."

"Travel is a DIY project. I can do it all with a few clicks."

I have heard all of this and more.

You may be surprised at what a travel specialist can offer.

If you can get a great deal in 30 seconds online, that’s preferable to playing phone tag with me, but there are times when planning a trip with a me will save you time, money, and frustration.

Here’s how to tell when you should call me and when to go it alone. I recognize that no two travelers and no two trips are exactly alike. I will take the time to understand your unique travel needs and interests and translate them into your own personalized travel experience.


1. Can a travel agent save me money?

YES! Did you know... 402 Travel does not charge customers for their services; instead their payment comes through hotels, cruiselines and other wholesalers. This means you can tap into a free service. Think of me as your friend with travel benefits.


2. Is there Added Value when I use a Travel Specialst?



YES! Did you know... with my experience and travel industry relationships I can offer you exclusive vacation packages, amenities and travel specials that you won't find except through me, to help you get the most value for your travel budget.


3. Can a Travel Agent help make planning my Vacation stress-free?


YES! I'm sure you know... there are hundreds of details that go into every trip. I can be your guide for everything from what to pack before you leave to all of the "must see" attractions. I can offer you insider tips and advice, and handle all of the arrangements so you can focus on enjoying your getaway.


4. If something goes wrong on my Vacation, how can you help me?



Hopefully, this will not happen! Did you know.... Sometimes bad things happen. Your luggage could fall off a pier. Your flight could be cancelled. Or maybe you forgot to grab that darn passport before you left. If anything should go wrong during your trip, you can rely on me. Just call me as soon as you can. I also offer you a wide variety of travel insurance options to protect your vacation investment.


5. Is a 402 Travel qualified to plan my next Vacation?


Yes! Did you know... travel is my passion and my life work. It's what I do all day every day. My first-hand travel experience, education, and ongoing training with tourism boards, cruise lines, resort chains and other travel company's make me a travel expert who can make sure your vacation turns out just the way you imagine, every time.


I will be here for you.

As you can see, there are many different reasons to have 402 Travel be your travel specialist.

Personalized Leisure Travel Services

Added Value

Enjoying Your Vacations

Peace of Mind

Travel is My Passion

Which one stuck out most to you? Or do you have another reason why 402Travel is your travel specialist? I would love to hear it.

Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.



The Great Booking Debate

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

When is the best time to book your next vacation?


You have done the searches and the travel math just doesn't seem to add up. Some travel sites may say, book your flight on Tuesday, book your hotel on Thursday, book your time to find the best deals 3 months to 3 years before you leave. Vacations are made to relax and recharge. The planning of a vacation may just be the opposite.

Here are my thoughts on the "whens" to plan your next vacation.


You are the one that knows what you want. You know what dates you want and where you want to go. You set goals and achieve them. You like to plan and have a plan for most everything you do. You may focus on everyday problems. You value familiarity and comfort.

You are trustworthy and reliable.

All-Inclusive Resorts, Cruises and Tours often have “book early” specials.

The dates and places you want are open and available.

After the initial deposit you have the option of making affordable payments or make one final payment before you leave.


You are a free-spirit. Your calendar contains blocked dates, nothing too specific. You do what you want when you want to do it. You are outgoing, confident, curious, and eager to be among the first to discover a new vacation spot.

You are open and love new things.

You are flexible with your destination and may have a wide variety of options that are available.

Many Airlines and Independent Tours may have a few spots open and are willing to fill them at a lower cost.

Whenever you return to your favorite vacation spot, you’ll find different and new ways to enjoy it.



You have an idea and you are ready to go, be it sooner or later. You want the best deal for your money and time. It’s time to call! Get the most value for your travel budget.

Personalize your vacation experience.

If anything should go wrong; you can rely on me.

Whether you are looking for your next vacations sooner or later, now is the perfect time for you to contact 402 Travel.

I would love to hear what you think. Comment below with when you usually book your vacations.

Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.




Large Family Group Vacations

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Large Families deserve Big Vacations. Take the stress out of planning your Large Family Group Vacation. Great ideas from 402 Travel



Caribbean and Mexican Resorts – The sun, sand, surf and cuisine will provide everyone in your family with many options to play and relax together.


Alaskan Cruise – Watching whales breach the surface, eagles soaring in the air and glaciers towering overhead are spectacles fit for all ages.


Safari – There are many options to base your family’s safari adventure—from rustic camping to luxury lodges—most with access to the Big 5.


Scandinavian Capitals – These walkable cities are chock full of great museums, colorful parks, picturesque boat rides and enticing food in a gorgeous, fairytale setting.


European Capitals – Easy access to major tourist cities in Europe like London, Paris and Rome provides the perfect base to explore new cultures, dive into history, and spend quality family time on a trip of a lifetime.


Down Under – Australia is easier to get to then ever, and offers family experiences that can’t be beat – from the outback to the Great Barrier Reef, Koala’s to Kangaraoo’s, there’s nothing like Australia!

Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.



Family Vacations with Teenagers

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Family Vacations with Teenagers do not have to be dramatic. Ask your teenagers for input and enjoy some of these great Teen friendly ideas from 402 Travel.




Costa Rica – There’s so much to enjoy here—outdoor adventures, exotic animals, chill beaches and breathtaking rain forests—all wrapped up in a friendly culture.


Cruise Vacations – Teens are free to roam where they like on a safely-enclosed cruise ship, giving them the freedom to have their own experiences and spend time dancing and playing video games in teens-only clubs.


Universal Orlando – While you take the toddlers to Seuss Landing, older kids can run off to the pulse-pounding attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.


Theme Vacations – Traveling with teens provides the perfect opportunity to expand their horizons – let them do what they love (or have always wanted to try). Maybe it’s surf lessons in Hawaii, horseback riding in Colorado, cooking classes in France or mountain biking in New Zealand.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on family vacations with teenagers. Please comment below.

Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.


Family Vacations - Kids

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We want a well-planned vacation to give kids exactly what they want. Meanwhile, you get to escape the hassle of everyday life and spend much needed quality time with your family


Here are some great ideas from 402 Travel



Family Friendly ResortsRelax in the safe environment of an all-inclusive resort, sipping colorful drinks while the kiddies play in a wide variety of pools and splash parks.


Orlando Theme Parks - From princess to pirate and Spongebob to Shrek, the major theme parks offer family fun for all ages. Disney World, Universal Orland, Sea World and Legoland are top attractions.


Disney Cruise Line – Enjoy the company’s signature service while the kids prance around with Disney’s great array of characters, past and present.


More Cruise Options – Your kids will also find their favorite DreamWork’s characters onboard Royal Caribbean International, and Nickelodeon’s all-stars on Norwegian Cruise Line.


National Parks – Enjoy long, leisurely hikes through the most picturesque, most awe-inspiring natural settings in North America.


Washington, DC – The free museums, free zoo and wide open spaces will give your family plenty of room and opportunities to have a great time.



I'd love to hear your thoughts about Family Vacations with Small Children. Please leave a comment below.




Ann Cowan is the owner and operator of 402 Travel.

402 is the street number of the home she grew up in. They say, "Home is where the heart is." She loves to travel for the experiences she gains. She also loves to help people find their happy.

She is here to help you have an amazing vacation. Contact Ann for your first or next family vacation.



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