Ahhhh, the good ol' days. When your kids were content with a pail and shovel at the beach for a week. When an ice cream cone was the hallmark of an amazing vacation. And when meeting their favorite Disney characters at one of the parks was the ULTIMATE dream vacation.
Don't get me wrong, these are all really wonderful vacations! But as my kids have gotten older, they are ready for more excitement, adventure, and independence. Welcome to the teen years.
Whatever your teens are into, these will give everyone in the family something they will look forward to and rave about when they get home!
If you have never taken a vacation at an all-inclusive resort, you are truly missing out on the most relaxing vacation experience. And we all desperately need more of that in our lives... well, maybe that's just me.
Often, vacation means at least one person in the family is still doing a good bit of work to take care of meals and tickets and outings (and in my experience, that person is usually called MOM). While that makes for a fun trip, it's not exactly a vacation. A true vacation means everyone gets a break from the responsibilities and stresses of everyday life.
The one thing I love most about all-inclusive resorts is the absolute lack of thought and planning that needs to happen on a daily basis while you are there. You want to totally check out or escape from real life? Get yourself to an all inclusive resort!
While not all resorts are created equal, the common thread is that most everyday needs and wants are taken care of for you and included in your vacation. No stress or budgeting required! Across the board, here is what you can expect to be included at an all-inclusive resort:
Some resorts also offer resort credit for you to use for spa services, golf, excursions, and more. There is usually a service fee for using this credit.
There are a lot of really wonderful all-inclusive options out there, but I really LOVE Sandals and Beaches resorts because of all the extras that are also included plus the level of care and service you'll experience at their resorts. Here is what is also included at Sandals and Beaches resorts:
Now THAT's all-inclusive! Since every resort has its own personality and culture, I'd love to help you select the perfect fit for your vacation. Please reach out to me and we can start planning your escape today! As always, my concierge travel planning services are always no cost to my travel clients.
Jo is a travel planner who loves all things Disney! She also has food sensitivities and lots of experience with special diets while traveling.
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