How To Take Kids on Vacation AND Manage to Get Some Sleep

Infographic courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Infographic courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Rentals

I haven’t figured out all the pieces to the puzzle, but i have found that vacation rentals are a must have when vacationing with small children!

It is no wonder that July is National Vacation Rental’s month. We have already made two trips to the beach this month! We are crazy we know. Two long drives plus two kids under the age of three equals two exhausted parents. Luckily the accommodations during each trip were a little more conducive to traveling with kids. The first was a rental home that Eric’s parents rented. Seriously people. If you have kids then a vacation rental is the way to go! Just the thought of staying in a basic hotel room makes me want to cry. I spend all night with four of us in one room, with white noise blasting away, worrying that one kid is going to wake up the other, which means I get ZERO sleep!

With a Wyndham Vacation Rentals you can get so much more room! And you can see exactly what your sleeping arrangements are going to be ahead of time. Do you know how many times I have searched and searched, to no avail, trying to see if the hotel room we were going to rent had some sort of divider so that we could separate the kids somehow? Apparently a suite really just means a bigger room with a sink and mini fridge. Not helpful people.

Also, Wyndham Vacation Rentals backs up their promises with a Vacation Rental Bill of Rights. This means that when you are booking your stay you can trust the descriptions and photos of the listings you are viewing and book and pay online. You also have access to customer service before, during and after your stay. My favorite guarantee is that each property has been properly inspected and cleaned so that you know that what you are seeing online is what you will get. Trust me, this should be a no-brainer, but unfortunately is not always the case.

If we were staying somewhere this beautiful the babies would NOT be invited. :) Photo courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Rentals
If we were staying somewhere this beautiful the babies would NOT be invited. 🙂
Photo courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Earlier this week I was searching the Wyndham Vacation Rentals site and I already have a few places picked out for our dream vacation. But it’s not the beach! It’s in the mountains! They also have rentals in Colorado, Idaho and Utah. I can’t wait till my boys are old enough to go skiing! I haven’t been in ages but kids on skiis are just too adorable. Ahhh, just thinking about snow makes this hot summer a little more bearable. 🙂

Hope you guys are having an awesome summer!!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.