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Traveling with Kids, Thomas Cook Kids First Program!

 

I am no stranger when it comes to traveling with kids. The first time my kids flew, was for a two week all-inclusive to the Mayan Riveria, and the twins were only 18 months old. The second time? I flew across Canada with all 3 kids {by myself!}, at that time the twins were just over 2 years old.

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So, I can say with no uncertainty that it’s the little things that make travelling with kids, a whole lot easier. While it can be daunting to downright scary to travel with kids, success is all in the prep-work and the follow through, my friends!

travel-blogger-my-organized-chaosHave you heard about the Thomas Cook Kids First program? It really does help you organize that chaos, so that everyone enjoys the vacation, from start to finish.

How?

The Website:

This Kid Reviewed, Parent Approved Program is one of the best layouts I’ve seen in vacation searching! First, narrow your location and up comes a chart that easily displays the family-friendly amenities of each resort in the Caribbean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. This is crucial, since you want to know what each resort offers and match it to what your family {and more importantly, the kids} will need.

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Can you see that it even displays which resorts accomodate families 5+? YES!

I’ve most likely searched on every travel and vacation site out there, yet this search method on Family First Vacations could very well be the the easiest and fastest. Part of the struggle is narrowing down options, which is fairly simple using this chart.

Booking Advantage:

Book a Thomas Cook Kids First Vacation, and you’ll get a special Thomas Cook Kids First Package in the mail, which is a $500 value.

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It includes:

  • $50 prepaid VISA gift card
  • $25 Indigo gift card
  • $25 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card
  • 1 yr subscription for Today’s Parent magazine
  • Free Seat Selection
  • Free Airport Lounge Pass
  • Free Kids First activity book
  • Park ‘n Fly Savings

What’s the big deal? Well, my secret to a happy flight and vacation {though it’s not rocket science} is to stock up on small, entertaining things for the kids. So, with that Indigo gift card, get a book or two for your children.

With the VISA gift card, use it for a pre-flight meal or to get that last minute bathing suit before you leave. The Shoppers Drug Mart gift card is perfect for little toiletries, snacks and sunblock for your trip. Todays Parent? Reading for the flight or during your stay {cause I know all too well that magazines are read more when taking the family, than novels}.

A no-brainier is the activity book, Free Seat Selection and Airport Lounge Pass – peace of mind, guaranteed relaxation and making things easier for everyone. All of it, including the Park ‘n Fly discount, saves you money and hassle.

So, from the exciting search right down to being prepared in your beach bag, the Thomas Cook Kids First Program as a good thing going for family travel. Kids first, cause if they aren’t happy, no one is! 😉

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While on the site, make sure to check out the Kids First Travel Blogger Contest. Submit a video review of your Kids First vacation experience, for the chance to Win a trip for four to the Grand Bahia Principe in the Mayan Riveria! Speaking from experience, your kids {and you} will love this location!

 

One of my readers is going to get a Thomas Cook Kids First Package, ARV $500 which includes everything stated above. Including $100 in Gift Cards!

To Enter, Fill in the form below with your qualifying entries. Good Luck!!

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191 Comments

  1. Our family would love to go to Jamaica, my boys’ favourite movie right now is Cool Runnings!

  2. I would love to go to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We went to one of the resorts that was on the list (sans kids) and it was amazing. In seeing some of the activities for the kids, I think that they would have a blast. And now that they are a bit older, I would feel good about bringing them, as I no longer fear them waundering off on thier own (unlike our family camping trip to Tofino when our youngest had just turned two).

  3. I’d love to go to Disney, I’ve never been and it would be great to experience my 1st time with my son. 🙂

  4. I would love to take my girls anywheres! They have yet to experience travelling:)

  5. I would like to go to the Caribbean. Sunbathing the sea the fun with my family. Dreaming.

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  6. All of it looks great but i have always wanted to go to Turks and Caicos but i could never afford it.

  7. I would like to go to Cuba. I’ve heard a lot of good stories about Cuba. But right now it’s -15 out. I’d go anywhere.

  8. I would love to go to Mexico with my Mum and daughter. My daughter Sara has been twice I think. I haven’t had a vacation holiday before but I would love to travel like you and your family do.

  9. I would love to go back to Jamaica…We were there last when my twins were 10 months and older boy was 7. Fabulous time!

  10. I would love for me and my family to win a trip to Turks & Caicos! I know we would create amazing memories!

  11. I can only pick one place? Oh boy… I’d like to take my family to Disneyland, or Disneyworld, or Turks and Caicos- Anywhere that is warmer than here! 🙂

  12. I’d love to go back to Nuevo Vallarta – the Dreams Villamagna looks pretty sweet!

  13. I would love to take my kids to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. That is where their dad and I got married 6 years ago (and we haven’t been away on vacation since!)

  14. Aruba! DH & I have been 3x and I would love to take our girls. We had our first vacation there, sailed out of Aruba on the cruise my DH proposed to me on and went there for our honeymoon! Would love for them to visit the place where our romance began.

  15. I’ve wanted to go to Turks and Caicos since my cousin went there a couple of years ago…it was so beautiful

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  17. never been out of the city to see or let my kids see and explore other place would be awesome

  18. I would love to go to Coconut Bay. Or the Dominican Republic. Actually they all look awesome

  19. I would love to visit Aruba white sanded beach, crystal clear water…please don’t wake me from this dream lol

  20. I think I would love to go to Las Vegas……..so many to choose from how do you choose?

  21. I would love to go to St Lucia with my family.,but honestly ,I would love to go any one of those places,,it would be soo nice to go on a family vacation right now!!!

  22. I would love to go to the Beaches Negril Resort in Jamaica with my kids. My parents went to Jamaica this year and my children would love to go after hearing all of the stories!

  23. Manzanillo, Mexico! That’s where hubby is from, and our dream is to be able to go visit his family!

  24. I would love to take my grandchildren to Beaches Turks & Caicos. Between the sesame street characters, the ice cream bar, pizza bar, soda bar, pirate water park, dancing and all the other activities there would be something to insure that each one of them would have a great time. Seeing them having fun would make me enjoy the vacation that much more.

  25. maybe Jamaica – we haven’t been anywhere out of the province, so this would be awesome.

  26. This would be awesome to win, Loving the giveaways hosted by My organized chaos, such cool products for kids 🙂

  27. My favorite place from all my travels is Maui it is so peaceful and gorgeous! I would love a chance to take my niece and nephew but I know it will not happen(:

  28. I’d like to check out the Turks and Caicos resort, as they have a baby club for my son!

  29. Turks and Caicos for me, I’ve never been but have always wanted to go there!!

  30. I would love to go to Turks and Caicos, but really anywhere warm with a beach and I’d love it.

  31. I have been dying to take my kids to the Beaches Turks & Caicos resort. We love sesame street and it looks like so much fun!Thanks for letting us know about this site. With four kids it is always great to go places that you know is kid friendly and kid approved.

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