About Kid Friendly Family Vacations

Teresa Mills - Kid Friendly Family Vacations

I am Teresa Mills, author and owner of Kid Friendly Family Vacations.  I am really glad you are here. I am the narrator of this site you will see my bright smiling face to the right (or above)).  I love traveling with my kids and grand kids!  A motto:  have fun but throw in a little education along the way!

I’ll start out telling you a little about our books, and then more about the website and my family!  Then you will learn why we want to share why we build our Children’s / Grand-children’s LIFE EXPERIENCES through Travel and Learning Activities…

Kid Friendly Family Vacations Books

The Hey Kids! Let’s Visit series highlight fun and interesting facts that you don’t always get by just being in a destination.  This series is designed to keep the kids interested in the vacation destination and keep them engaged.

Get the kids interested in where you are going – get them involved in the planning and then mix education with fun.

If you are interested, I have a book review program that I would love for you to be a part of.  I will send you an electronic copy of one of my books for you to read and then share your honest review.  Read more about the program on that page.

My Family

My husband, David is the brains behind the traveling family.  I have to admit that, most of the time,  I would be comfortable staying at home…. but David has always told me – We are not just traveling with our children. we are building their “life experiences”!

Building life experiences through travel

…. and he is right.  I do not admit it very often…. so take note.  So – David plans all of our family vacations… and he does a great job at it.

We are a family of 6 plus three wonderful grandsons and a granddaughter! (Thank you Sara, Andrew, and Amanda!) and two son-in-loves Thad (Thank you Amanda!), and Dave (Thanks you Shannon!).  We have all of the common problems and ailments that all families have…. but we love to travel.  Our vacations are not elaborate – we get by on the “budget” rooms and “budget” travel most of the time, but we travel anyway…. and we really enjoy it.

Our vacations are not any more thrilling than any other families’ vacations… we just want to share our experiences to boost the idea that families can travel without breaking the bank and can really have a good time…. bonding with the fam!!!   In the picture below you will see the whole bunch!

about kid friendly family vacations

Our oldest daughter, Sara is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Hotel / Restaurant Management & Tourism.  She  has worked at the Crowne Plaza Resort (Now Sonesta) on Hilton Head Island, as a J-1 Sponsor specialist with International Exchanges in Hilton Head, and in HR at several hotels in the Hilton Head Island area.  She lives there with her two sons Marcus and Max.  Amanda is a special education department chair at a high school with the Knox County School System. Amanda is busy with work and raising our granddaughter Ellie.  Shannon is an HR Manager in Knoxville, and Andrew works for the University of Tennessee.  Andrew is busy as dad to our grandson Mitchell.  Putting together family vacations with our crew are harder now, but we all enjoy traveling so much that we work it out when we can.

Grandkids are a highlight of out lives now!  Here’s a picture of David and I with the four grandkids!

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We have been traveling since David and I got married in 1990. Our initial travels included only the three of us, so Sara got some great family vacation experiences as an ‘only child’.  After the younger children joined us, we picked right back up with the traveling…. first just short distances, for a weekend or overnight, then on to longer trips.  Each trip was one more adventure for the family… and added to the children’s “life experiences”.

So…. we are already doing the traveling, why not share the experiences with other families.

Why Put it all on a Web Site?

The main objective for this site is to let you know that any….

  • family vacation travel is good
  • kids will only gain from spending quality time with their family traveling
  • You can shake up your family vacations – try new travel itineraries for your next trips.