I admit it. The ending to Toy Story 3 tears me up. Every. Single. Time.

It starts with the scene where Woody watches through a hole in the box as Andy says goodbye to his Mom, who has just walked into his room and is struck by how different it looks with all his favorite things packed away for college.

I know I’m not alone. This family favorite movie tugs at the heartstrings of every Mom out there.

We know it’s going to happen. In fact, we WANT it to happen. We want to see the children we’ve raised to adulthood go off to college or university and start the next exciting chapter of their lives. It’s so exciting and bittersweet all at the same time.

If your kids growing up feels like it will be here before you know it and you wish you could slow down time, then there is no better time to create those memories. No better time to make these last few years before they fly the nest truly count.

Research shows that families who travel together develop life long bonds that don’t easily happen any other way.

We only get 18 summers with our kids before they are wrapped up in college, jobs, friends and boyfriends/girlfriends.

Wouldn’t you love to make those few summers unforgettable? Planning a fantastic vacation for your family is a great way to do just that.  It’s an investment in your family.

It’s memories they will carry with them long after you are gone. It’s the things they will tell their children stories about for years to come.

Beyond that, giving your children the gift of travel, exposing them to different cultures and experiences is priceless. They’ll learn far more from those experiences than they will in any classroom.

Whether it is something as simple as meeting a favorite childhood character onboard a Disney Cruise or traveling halfway across the world to visit the Grand Palace in Thailand… well, those memories will be priceless for them, and for you.

If you are ready to start planning a summer vacation for your family, I would be happy to help. It is my goal to help you with everything that is frustrating about travel from time spent researching to sifting through all the clutter so that the planning is as seamless as the vacation will be.

You’ve got enough to worry about…let me take care of making sure your family’s summer vacation is everything you’ve dreamed of, and more!