Welcome to Geek Family Travel! We’re so glad you stopped by to visit.
There’s not much to see yet, since this is our first blog post! But, hopefully, you’ll keep checking back as I plan to share lots of details of our most recent adventures, as well as all the upcoming travel we’re in the process of planning.
I’m a travel planning geek. Hubby and Little Dude throw in their ideas, but I’m the one building the budget spreadsheets and itineraries! I check the temperature and rainfall averages for our travel dates. I research all the activities of interest in our target location, making note of hours, prices, and helpful hints (food, bathrooms, important stuff)! I compare and contrast hotels. We’re on a budget and we NEED wi-fi and a hot breakfast on-site (we are not morning people)! I plan driving routes. I make note of nearby restaurants that are kid-friendly. I check train and subway schedules and routes. I make sure we have updated passports, any visas we need, as well as required immunizations.
Yeah, I know it sounds a bit much, but all that planning has saved our skins quite a few times! It helped us navigate Paris during a transportation strike. It kept us on track in Japan, where many signs were written in Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, which we don’t know.
So, now I want to share all my research and all our travel experiences with you! I just love inspiring people to travel, and helping them, however I can, to plan the kind of trip that is fun for both kids and adults, and leaves them with amazing memories and photographs.
Right now, we’re in the process of planning THREE trips, which we will take over the next 8 months! I will extensively document all our adventures here. In the meantime, I plan to share a bit about our most recent trips to London, Chicago, Georgia and Tennessee, and our Disney Cruise. Plus, the weather here in Central Florida is cooling off, so that means lots of weekend fun for us at places like LEGOLAND Florida, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and Kennedy Space Center. I’ll share my top tips for visiting these places and more! I’ll also share my tips for traveling with kids and keeping your sanity, plus how I learned to finally pack light without leaving behind the stuff we really need (lugging a 27-inch suitcase up multiple flights of stairs in a Japanese train station taught me a big lesson)! I’ll help you learn from our mistakes. 🙂
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