Family Stories that Will Inspire Your Winter Getaway

Whether you're looking for a tropical getaway, or wanting to explore the streets of some of the world's most historical cities - we have your family travel inspiration covered! Check out the stories of other families who have travelled around the world and start planning your own winter holiday!

Family Fun in Honolulu

There comes a time for those of us who live in colder climates when we need a break from bundling up in endless layers. The antidote to winter climates? Well, for one, a holiday getaway to Honolulu would do the trick.

Hit up the beach in Playa del Carmen

Most fondly remembered family vacations involve a beach. For an especially epic family beach vacation, pack everyone’s sandals, bathing suits and plenty of sunblock and head to Playa del Carmen. Check out our favourite family activities in this beautiful Mexican coastal city.

California Dreaming in Malibu

Sandy beaches, palm trees, and a gorgeous sunset? We're not talking about an island paradise- this family soaked up the sun and sand in beautiful Malibu, California! From the fabulous pool, to the sweeping views of the ocean, local Flytographer Andrea captured this family's perfect West Coast getaway!

Explore world-famous San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a great place to enjoy some family fun this summer. In 2015, the zoo took top honours when it was ranked the #1 zoo in the entire world in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards. Take a look at our top tips for enjoying a day at this world-class zoo.

See the Iconic Sights of NYC

Travelling with little ones? Kids will absolutely adore spending part of their NYC vacation in Central Park. This heart of NYC is perfect for getting the littles outside for some fun. See our top 10 things to do with tiny travellers in Central Park.

...Or start the Adventure of a Lifetime with a Cross-Country Road Trip!

This family of four planned an exciting way to mark their move back to Australia from the Middle East: a 56-day road trip across the U.S. starting in New York and ending in Hawaii

Take a Glam Getaway to Paris

“This trip was inspired by my little girls and their dream to go to France. I decided since I had never been, it was time to make all our dreams come true and also bring my mother for the memories. This was an amazing trip for all of us girls! Our favourite memory was learning to make macarons together - what a treat!” - Betsey

Check out SmartFlyer Travel Agent Betsey's top tips for travelling with children!

Take in the Beauty of Spain with a visit to Madrid and Barcelona

Architecture, history, scenery and food - Spain has it all! From the coastal Barcelona to central Madrid, get a taste of everything Spain has to offer by exploring these two major cities. See how these two families spent their vacations in Madrid and Barcelona, and begin planning your own adventure!

Experience the Epic Sand Dunes of the Dubai Desert

With enjoyable temperatures making their way after the super-hot summers, Dubai makes for the perfect exotic escape for Winter! Famous for many things, among the biggest are the sands and sea of this magnificent city. Take a look at our favourite activities for experiencing the great outdoors in Dubai.

Soak up the Lush Terrain of Mauritius

Just off the coast of Africa, Mauritius' tropical delights are fun for the whole family! From the palm trees and white sand beaches, to luxe resorts and relaxing pools - there's something for everyone. 

Embrace the Cold with a Snowy Adventure

When wintertime rolls around, why not embrace the season and go all out with a mountain getaway! Whistler and Lake Tahoe make perfect locations for the whole family to play, laugh and cozy up in a cabin together!