Vacation Stories

Family Travel

From must-see destinations to time-saving tips, we'll help you master the art of vacationing with the entire family.

  • Vacation Planning Activity: Vacranium

    Make vacation planning part of family game night! Play Vacranium with your family to give everyone a chance to say, draw or even act out their vacation wish list and favorite memories. Read More...

  • Vacation Planning Activity: Travelopoly

    What type of vacation is right for your family? Play Travelopoly to find the perfect destination for your vacation! Read More...

  • Vacation Planning Activity: Travelgories

    Looking for a fun challenge to get your family talking about vacation ideas? Play a round of Travelgories with your kids to get some ideas flowing! Read More...

  • 10 Bucket-List Vacations to Take Before Your Kids Grow Up

    Kids grow up fast – in the blink of an eye, they’re heading off to college. Take the time now to get away with your family. Make lasting memories by going on a trip to these spectacular bucket-list destinations across the United States. Read More...

  • Vacation Shaming On The Rise: Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Study Reveals Guilt Among Vacationing Millennials

    Getting away from it all offers travelers a wide array of benefits – from recharging to reconnecting with family and friends, and encountering new people, places and experiences. Read More...

  • Holiday Travel Tips: How to Be a Perfect Houseguest

    Whether staying at a friend's or relative's house, proper house guest etiquette is a must. Use these holiday travel tips to ensure you're the perfect guest! Read More...

  • Best Places and Times to Travel as a Family

    Jumping on a last-minute flight to an idyllic vacation destination sounds wonderful, but the perfect getaway requires a little planning. Start with these smart travel tips. Read More...

  • 5 Fun Family Races Across the US

    If you’ve run in your fair share of color-flying races in your own town, and you’re looking for a way to branch out and see more of the country at the same time, we’ve got the list for you. Read More...

  • Music Festivals & Events for Families – Austin & Beyond

    Austin City Limits is just one of many great music festivals that are fun for the whole family. Read More...

  • 5 Glamping Ideas for Families

    Enjoy a glamping trip with the family and get the camping experience with the comforts of home. Stay in a tepee or sleep in a treehouse. No matter where you choose to go glamping, it will be an adventure. Read More...

  • 3 Destinations that will Strengthen Your Family Bond

    Taking time out from activities, jobs and other obligations to spend time together is an important way for families to connect. Visiting these 3 destinations is a great way to do just that. Read More...

  • How to Keep the Kids Occupied While Sightseeing

    One of the best parts about family travel is the in between. Sure, it’s great to get to your destination, to eat the local cuisine, to absorb the culture and the history of the place you’re visiting, but your kids can have a blast on their vacation before they even leave the door! Read More...

  • I Spy…a Family Vacation!

    What does the American family vacation look like in 2015? Alamo Rent A Car recently surveyed families from across the U.S.* to find out. Read More...

  • New Survey Reports 4 in 10 Americans Leave Paid Vacation Days on the Table

    Ask ten people, and all ten will agree: vacation is a great concept. So why do so many people leave vacation time unused? Read More...

  • The Ultimate Family Vacation Bucket List: To-Do’s For Any Vacation

    Last-minute trip? Annual family vacation? A few free days between the kids’ sports seasons? Read More...

  • Technology, Travel, and Making the Most of Family Time

    Traditions are what bind the family together. Vacation traditions, especially, give a sense of continuity through the years. Read More...

  • Touchstone Family Travel Traditions: Making Memories That Last

    Traditions are what bind the family together. Vacation traditions, especially, give a sense of continuity through the years. Read More...

  • Top Cities for Multigenerational Travel

    Thinking of vacationing with your immediate family and including the grandparents this year? Read More...

  • Alamo Blog: Stay Green on your Family Vacation

    You teach your family ways to “go green” at home, so advise your family to continue their commitment to the environment while you are away on vacation. Read More...