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By Kimberly Milnes

Flathead Lake Lodge – A Little Slice of Heaven

 

        I was lucky to be invited to be a part of the Travel Agent Council for the Family Travel Association and join them at Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana over Memorial Day weekend.  I have to say I did not know what to expect. When they said, Dude Ranch I had a different picture in my head. I knew there would be horses, but not sure what else. Needless to say I was surprised and delighted with all we discovered.

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By Kimberly Milnes

Want To Stay In a Pineapple By The Sea?

 

I am a BIG fan of the Karisma resorts in Mexico and Jamaica.  Karisma resorts include the El Dorado Resorts which are adult only and the Azul Resorts which are for everyone.   These are truly luxury all inclusive resorts.  So when they announced that they were going to be creating the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana I was all in.

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By Kimberly Milnes

You Only Have 18 Summers!!

Colin 4 Months Old on the Tender to Grand Cayman

“One day…we’re going to take the kids to Hawaii!” “We really want to travel over to Europe, but we’re waiting until the kids are older;” “We really want to go out West and see the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, but our summers are just too busy”. Do any of those statements sound familiar to you? When I had my boys I knew that I did not want to stop traveling. I wanted to show them the world. I decided I was going to bite the bullet and figure out how to make it happen. Heck, it is the inspiration that pushed me to start Family Travel Boutique. I wanted other families to know it can be done with a little help and planning.   Read more

By Kimberly Milnes

The Big Lesson I Learned In Montana

   

Cooper on a Kayak for the first time

     When I started my travel business I had to decide what kind of travel I was going to specialize in selling. I knew I did not want to do weddings. 🙂  But being a mom of 2 young boys and knowing how important travel was to my family specializing in Family Travel just made sense.  I had already seen so many of my mommy friends putting aside their love of travel when they had kids.  Not going on vacation year after year,  continuing to say when the kids are older we will travel more. They are afraid to travel, thinking it will be too stressful, not knowing where to go and more.  So it has been my continuing mission to help families get away, to be able to relax and more importantly reconnect.  I have seen how travel has affected my family and my kids. It is why I am so passionate about helping families. I want to spread the gospel and inspire others to take the plunge.   Read more

By Kimberly Milnes

Lake Placid – A Gold Medal Family Vacation

 Since our boys were in summer school this year we needed to stay close to home.  But still wanting to get away, we decided to hit the road and take a long weekend up in Lake Placid. We had never been this far north, so we were excited to check out a new destination close to home.

We packed up the car and headed North up Interstate 87. Once you exit off of 87 you begin to drive the 28 beautiful and scenic miles in to Lake Placid.  I would suggest making sure to drive in during the daylight hours to be able to really take in all the beauty.  There are many areas along the road to stop for photos, check out the river that runs along the highway or even take a little hike to stretch your legs.

Lake Placid is an idyllic small town, which is actually on Mirror Lake.  The downtown area is full of wonderful local shops and restaurants. The kids favorite was the candy store, A Pinch or a Pound. I found some amazing olive oil and specialty salts at Saratoga Olive Oil. As well, you can check out the Olympic Center “Home of the Miracle on Ice” and the  Lake Placid Olympic Museum. The Olympic center also offers you an opportunity to see Olympic figure skating hopefuls and past Olympians perform every Saturday night during the summer.

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Flathead Lake Lodge – A Little Slice of Heaven
Want To Stay In a Pineapple By The Sea?
You Only Have 18 Summers!!
The Big Lesson I Learned In Montana
Lake Placid – A Gold Medal Family Vacation