Minitime: Family Vacation Planning Site


Planning a family vacation is exciting, but finding the best family-friendly destinations, hotels and attractions takes a lot of research.

What if you have a tween and a toddler? A thrill-seeker and an observer? A picky eater? There’s so much to consider. Family trip planning takes effort!

Here’s your one-stop answer:


Check out MiniTime, the best family vacation planning site I’ve seen in a long time. First of all, it’s suuuuuper visually oriented so it’s fun to use!

But the coolest thing is that the site gives family travel recommendations based on the ages of your kids. Brilliant!

What you’ll find on MiniTime:

– Original, high quality editorial on all things family travel
– Hand-picked, family-friendly destinations, accommodations and attractions
– Reviews written by parents with kids the same age as yours
– “Trip Planner”- the ultimate itinerary builder for families with calendar, maps, journal and photos.

You can check out trip ideas based on destination, interests, activities, attractions and theme. It’s a super comprehensive site, but it’s so well organized that navigation is a breeze.

MiniTime vacation theme

I lost myself for a long time in the articles because they’re so well-written and interesting. Not only are there features about activity and destination ideas, but packing, safety and how to banish boredom as well. There are even printable travel-related checklists!

I also really love how you can browse various family travel itineraries and even copy them. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin in planning a day by day agenda, so I love that there are actual examples from which you can start to plan your own ideas.

And did I mention the glorious photos? Seriously, I think the visual appeal of MiniTime is nearly unsurpassed!

As someone with an extensive history in travel and tourism, I’m pretty familiar with the different trip planning sites and tools available, but nobody does family-friendly vacation planning as well as MiniTime. Built by parents for parents, it makes planning a family vacation easier and more fun than ever.

Visit the MiniTime family travel site, connect on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @MiniTimeFamily


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  1. Lorayne Gothard says

    I like the Disney Magic gets A Makeover which gave a lot of great pictures in the article. We have been wanting to go!!

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