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Easy Travel Planning with Long Distance Friends

Living across the country from close friends and family has its challenges and we certainly don’t get together enough. The logistics of arranging a trip that suits my large family is usually hard enough without adding on another family on the other side of Canada but it doesn’t have to be. Recently, I did exactly that with the use of a laptop for an all-inclusive mother/daughter trip to remember.


My business partner, Julie, and I are used to taking full advantage of technology. We live across the country from each other, myself living rural, and work virtually for a living. For convenience and after hours timing, I love that I can utilize the internet when it comes to my recreational time too.

Work hard, play harder is a motto I try to live by. Julie and I had a busy and blessed year with our business and felt we deserved some girl time fun in the sun where we could unplug and enjoy reconnecting with our daughters for our first mother/daughter trip.

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 11.03.42 AM made it easy to search for a trip that would suit both families and the interests of 4 tweens and teens. I simply input our airports, desired activities and a few other details into the trip matchmaker and up popped a good selection of vacations to choose from in my price range.

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 1.21.56 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 1.22.33 PM makes it even easier for you to find your perfect holiday with My Portfolio. If something catches your eye, save it to your portfolio where you can monitor price changes, gain travel advice and decide later.

I had a few questions during the process but with the live chat feature connecting me to a travel agent, I was able to quickly resolve any concerns or questions I had and concentrate on more important things, like a much deserved all-inclusive getaway with my friend and our little ladies.


After discussion about our options, we decided on a list of Mexico vacations and further narrowed our choice down to the beautiful Grand Sirenis resort. I’ll just point out the lazy river, snorkelling right off the beach and daily activities, including a weekly foam party, to name a few of the perks of this resort. We knew this was the resort where our girls would have fun together and the moms could enjoy some R & R among the perfect atmosphere of the Riviera Maya. I think the girls smiles say it all.


I’m already planning our next vacation but with my wanderlust heart, I have a hard time deciding. If you’re like me, make sure to watch the blog for insider scoops on travel destinations and travel tips and tricks; you may just find your next destination to make lasting memories.



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6 comments on “Easy Travel Planning with Long Distance Friends”

  1. This is great I love how you are able to travel with long distance friends like this. Thanks for sharing and love those photos!

  2. I can’t wait to see what your next vacation has in store for you … so great to connect with long distance friends! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

  3. We are planning on a move of some sort and moving across country is a thought here. I was wondering how getting together with family would work!

  4. Sounds like this site makes traveling super easy. It’s hard for me to even figure out where to go on vacation, so being able to input the types of activities my family would like, and then getting a list of possibilities is exactly what I need.

  5. It looks like everyone had a fabulous time! That scenery is amazing and the girls look pretty happy! It sounds like booking a vacation with is the way to go for any type of travel. I love how you can personalize your plans and then see suggestions for vacation spots come up on the site. Neat!

  6. What an interesting concept. Girl time is so important. I’d love to plan a trip with girlfriends.

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