The Ultimate Homeschool Vacation GIVEAWAY- (through June 1) over $2500.00 value!

Homeschool vacation giveaway


With a week of so much to celebrate, Cinco de Mayo, Teacher’s Appreciation Week, and Mother’s Day…


to announce something BRAND NEW to the homeschool community!

VACATIONS designed for our lifestyle of learning!

Ultimate Homeschool GIveaway

We have partnered with Azul Hotels by Karisma to create The Ultimate Homeschool Vacation… just for Homeschool Families!

Here’s your chance to win a 4 day/ 3 night stay for your Family of Four at one of the AMAZING Azul Hotels, by Karisma* Your chance to win is below! You can tweet about it every day for even more chances to win!

Click here to listen to an interview with the Ultimate Homeschool Expo founder, Felice Gerwitz.

Special Spanish classes, cultural activities, family events and MORE await on your GOURMET INCLUSIVE vacation designed with your homeschool  in mind! Discounted rates, and upgraded room, and a free field trip await!

Plus, what an amazing opportunity to connect with other homeschool families on an adventure like no other!

Put away those schoolbooks, and book your real life is learning experience today!

Call NOW! Adventure awaits!


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***Booking Window is 6 months after you receive the prize. Travel window is up to 1 year from when you receive the prize. Offer is valid for 2 adults 2 children, any other guest after that will be charged respective rates. Must provide proof of homeschooling status. Category and availability restrictions apply.


156 responses to “The Ultimate Homeschool Vacation GIVEAWAY- (through June 1) over $2500.00 value!”

  1. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing Avatar

    Well, we take frequent short getaways. We just returned from camping at Oscar Scherer State Park. We love interacting with nature and spending time at the nature center learning about plants and animals.
    We had a big road trip last month for 10 days. We went to Atlanta for a conference. We stopped at State Parks along the way to learn about history and wildlife. We did a cave tour on our return trip as well. We love to travel and learn together and appreciate the opportunity to win a vacation for our family.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      We too love nature, just don’t get out camping as much as we’d like! Excited to be connecting with other like-minded Florida homeschooling friends!

      1. John Rothwell Avatar
        John Rothwell

        When was the last time your homeschool family took a vacation? Where was it? How did you incorporate learning? We love family vacations and have always made sure we experienced culture, whether we were in the Bahamas, or Mexico, we tried to experience local life, art, and food. We are new to the home school family (1 month in) and are very excited about capitalizing on new opportunities to share these experiences with our son.

    2. Orilla Crider Avatar
      Orilla Crider

      Sounds like fun. We just got back from the vacation of a life time through the Make A Wish Foundation to Carlsbad, CA to Legoland. An awesome trip and lots of memories!! We find all sorts of learning, while we travel we made up road maps of places along the way and fun information. We stop at the Welcome Centers where they collected all sorts of educational information.

  2. Trisha Avatar

    Ummm… wow! I think this may be the best giveaway I’ve ever seen. You’ll have about a bazillion entries to this one, but I’m entering and crossing my fingers 🙂

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      You never know, Trisha! Thanks for being part of the fun!

  3. Kendra Fletcher Avatar

    Our last vacation as a family was to a rental house we love in Santa Cruz, CA. Steps from the beach, we boogie board, we watch the boats, we scour the tidepools at Spanish Bay. It was a beautiful day along the Carmel coastline and while my kids were splashing in the waves, a sea lion came swimming by and played with them. It was the best nature experience we’ve ever had!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      AH, yes- LOVE Santa Cruz! And Capitola too 🙂 A sea lion is seriously too cool! Do you have pictures? 🙂

  4. Leslie Gabbert Avatar
    Leslie Gabbert

    We went to the mountains for a week in early April and played in the creek, read books in the porch swing, did our ‘schoolwork’ in the early mornings (it was a school week, after all!) to get it out of the way, visited every playground, had picnics and generally relaxed. We also took our paints and painted lots and lots of pictures and hung them on the cabin walls. It was an amazing week!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I LOVE painting and reading on vacation! Sounds fabulous! Thanks for entering!

  5. Traci Best Avatar

    Hubby has traveled a lot in the past for work. We typically pick and choose a different state to visit when we can. In the past we have searched for local historical or educational locations to visit. Our dream vacation? Washington DC/Williamsburg/Philadelphia.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I know how it feels to have a traveling husband- but it does present many blessings too! DC- for sure! Hoping to head there ourselves this June! Thanks for connecting!

  6. Kim Avatar

    We haven’t taken a family vacation in years, but we did do some camping. We learned about fossils and rock strata in central Oregon, and had a great time. We would love to win this vacation!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Yu sure could use a vacation then, Kim! I love Oregon though! Such a beautiful place to live!

  7. Christina Avatar

    Our last vacation was to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT. We spent the entire day in the museum drawing the specimens and learning about dinosaurs. In the evening we got to hear Dr. Jack Horner speak about his discoveries.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I’ve not been to Montana but here it’s gorgeous! I’d love to hear more about your post-carding!

  8. Lori Avatar

    Our last big vacation was to Oregon, Washington, Idaho etc. Loved learning about the history of that area…and the different geographical regions.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Agreed. Beautiful country. I love the intro video on your blog, Lori!

  9. Amy Avatar

    We just got back from a “Mennonite” vacation of visiting family. While at my home in PA, we visited an Amish farm, toured two chocolate factories, and learned how the first soft pretzels in the US were made. We also heard lots of great family stories from my grandmothers. Other than this, it’s been a very, very long time.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Mmm. Soft pretzels. That’s a great homeschool history lesson!

  10. Amanda Townsend Avatar
    Amanda Townsend


    Well, our family of 6 is more creative in our family vacations (read budgeted 🙂 Either my parents or our in-law’s will let us know when they are going on vacation and, since they both live near beaches, we stay in their homes during our vacation times 🙂 It is a tremendous blessing and we just bring our school work and plan fun trips to the aquarium and other off-the-beaten path sites around their homes. We’d love to take a ‘real’ vacation before we’re officially foster parents (should be fully certified this August). We can travel with children in our care so if we were to be able to add to our number and bless another child with a vacation that would be great, too! Did I mention I’m fluent in Spanish and am teaching my children to speak this wonderful language??? What a JOY it would be to have that hand’s-on practice for them!! 🙂

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Que bueno, Amanda! Hablo español también!
      Yes, a blessing to know family at the beaches! I guess that’s why we finally got a cottage here- everyone loves to come visit us at the beach!

  11. Heather Avatar

    Family vacations become family fieldtrips for the homeschool family and we are no exception. We learned about ocean currents before our recent trip to Florida!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Awesome, Heather! Life is learning!

  12. Susan @Homeschooling Hearts & Minds Avatar

    We don’t often vacation due to finances and logistics. 😉 Our last “vacation” was last summer. We went to Michigan as a family for 2 weeks while my husband was attending a conference related to his job. The program was at a university that is designed to accommodate the participants families, so there were a number of planned fun activities for children, as well as outings to museums and such. It was fund to get to know some new families and share a new experience.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      One of the best parts of vacationing- the people we meet along the way!

  13. Karen Avatar

    We have not taken a vacation specifically for homeschooling. Most of our vacations are to visit family, and while we point out learning opportunities along the way, it’s not the main focus. We dream of someday touring the USA, visiting each state, learning about the history and people!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Sounds like a great dream! Do you have a map for that? 🙂 I’m sure there’s an app for that! LOL

  14. Renée Gotcher Avatar

    Last week we tagged along with my husband on a business trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We try to travel as much as we can as a family: My three girls love it, and I am a big advocate for learning on the road!
    Renée at NextGen Homeschool

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Yes, Renee! Love your post about Jackson Hole- and those traveling husbands do present a family blessing at times:)

  15. Rachael Avatar

    The last homeschool vacation we went on was to San Francisco! We went to the Academy of Sciences, the beach and other fun spots. It was great but nearly a year ago.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      San Francisco is one of my favorite spots! In my crazy teenage years, I actually rented a moped and drove around those hilly streets!

  16. Katie Avatar

    So cool to see this coming together for you!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Thanks, Katie- So excited it’s in Mexico near you!
      We will have to connect you with the winner! (Unless it’s you of course!) 🙂

  17. Becky Kahananui Avatar
    Becky Kahananui

    Our family has not been able to go on a real learning vacation. This would help us out so much!! Thank you!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Becky- You have as good a chance as anyone. Do you do any creative field tripping?

  18. Heather O Avatar
    Heather O

    Our last vacation was driving cross country to visit relatives with our 2&4 year olds. We were run off the road in our rental car (totaling it, praise God we were all ok). We hung out in a tow yard for 6 hours in Waco, Tx but we made the most of it. Watching the trains go by, playing with hot wheels in the gravel and watching the moon rise. And our son was very excited to ride in the tow truck, over the train tracks on the way there:)

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      That sounds like a true adventure which will be passed down for ages! “Remember that time when we watched the moonrise in the gravel…”

  19. Rachel Anderson Avatar
    Rachel Anderson

    We don’t take many vacations with 5 kiddos ages eight and under, but we’d love to go on this trip. We did get to a couple of the Chicago museums and were able to see in person some of the things we’d read about.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      You do have a full house! Do you do any weekends or camping? On our last trip to Chicago, the museum happened to have an amazing Lego exhibit happening!

  20. Sheila Avatar

    This is AMAZING! The best classroom! 🙂

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Indeed. The globe is the best classroom!

  21. Megan Avatar

    I just got back from a cruise and we did a ton of educational excursions! We saw Mayan ruins, met monkeys and ran an Amazing Race!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I want to hear about the Amazing Race!

  22. Amy R Avatar
    Amy R

    We’d love this! Our last fam vaca was three years ago to DC. Loved it. Thanks!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      What was your favorite part of DC? We are planning a June getaway there.

  23. Ellen Pool Avatar

    We went to Great Wolf Lodge and did a lot of scavenger hunting!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Scavenger hunts are so fun- and educational! I love the problem solving the kids learn while having a blast!

  24. Jamerrill@ Free Homeschool Deals Avatar

    We just went to the Outer Banks in NC. It was wonderful. We went to historic light houses, saw wild ponies, of course the ocean, and more.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Wild ponies! Too cool! I love lighthouses! We live just a few miles from the Jupiter Lighthouse here in Florida.

  25. Sherri Avatar

    Our family has never really been able to vacation the true sense of the word… due to finances. We did manage to work in a brief beach camping trip back in ’08… but we typically just take advantage of the fact that my in laws live in an awesome spot (Hampton Roads, VA) & turn our annual visits with them into our own vacation of sorts!
    It works for us! But a trip like this would be the trip of a lifetime!!! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      A pleasure, Sherri- I feel blessed to be hosting it! Always great to have family in a fun spot! Nearly all my vacations as a little girl were to stay with extended family! Such fond memories!

  26. kendra burton Avatar
    kendra burton

    We go to Navarre Beach every September. I have to have the ocean!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I haven’t been there, but I hear Navarre Beach has an amazing pier!

  27. karen DeBeus Avatar

    We took an RV trip last summer-quite a learning experience 🙂

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I’m hoping to do some RV-ing with my kids soon. We lived in an RV half of the years when I was a little girl! Where did you travel?

  28. becky Avatar

    We go to NC in the summer and do lots of hiking. Great nature studies!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Nothing quite like nature study!

  29. Laurie Avatar

    The last vacation we took was to the Creation Museum. Sadly, Daddy was not able to go with us. We also have a small farm, so family vacations are not something we get to enjoy.
    We learned much at the museum, strengthening our faith and our family bond. 🙂

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      A farm does keep you busy. We have a big garden and lots of pets and that’s work alone! I hope to visit the Creation Museum someday too!
      Thanks for coming over!

  30. Tyler Hogan Avatar

    Our family usually goes to Sandy Cove, MD for our vacations. It’s right on the Chesapeake Bay and they have a great homeschool week each July. I usually teach hands-on science classes (like volcanos, dry ice, map skills, etc.). My kids are just getting old enough to start appreciating them 😉

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Hey, Tyler- I must look into the timing of that homeschool week! We will be in Boston early August! Very cool that you are able to teach!

  31. Christine Avatar

    Sounds like a great getaway that our family would really enjoy! 🙂

  32. Melissa Avatar

    Our family has actually not been able to take a vacation since 2008. My husband and I are both self-employed and just haven’t been able to afford to take the family anywhere on vacation in the past 5 years. We traveled by car from our home in Wisconsin to Georgia. Our kids were pretty young at the time…our oldest was a kindergartener. Along the way we utilized the license plate game (geography) and had him color in the state when we saw the license plate; the alphabet game (finding the letters in order from a to z on signs along the roadway); stopped at many national, local and geographic landmarks and discussed the significance, both at the time of the event and to our current lives; and we journaled about the trip, utilizing some writing practice for our oldest son and narration on the rest.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Hi, Melissa- I remember long road trips and many license plate games from Wisconsin to Florida every year when I was young! Sounds like it’s time for a vacation!

  33. Jennifer M. Avatar
    Jennifer M.

    Our son will be 8 in June and hasn’t ever been on a vacation. We haven’t been able to take any vacations, due to husband loosing his job a few of years ago and having to move twice. Now we only have 1 income and it is 1/2 of what it as before he lost his job. This would be fantastic to win, because we don’t know if or when we will be able to go on a vacation. Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Jennifer M. Avatar
      Jennifer M.

      I posted the contest to my Facebook page, but don’t know where to find the link to copy and paste to enter.

    2. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I understand moves and job changes for sure. Stay cations happen then:) Best wishes!

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  35. sara Avatar

    We went to South Dakota two weeks ago…..we incorporated history, geology and creation into our trip.

  36. Kathy Balman Avatar

    Last time we had a family vacation was about 3 years ago. We had a stay-cation and went to the zoo, art museum and hiking. We incorporated learning through hands on experiences as well as discussions.

  37. Rachel Heck Avatar
    Rachel Heck

    Last vacation? We went to see a friend before she moved out of the country and her car broke down on the way to meet us. So we gave her a ride back to DC and spent a couple days there. She found all the free things for us to do since we can’t afford much else. The Smithsonian museum was great. We got to teach the kids about the animals of the world. We also got to talk about the president. They were too young to really remember much about it though. So years down the road now, a vacation we can turn into school would be great!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      That sounds like an adventure in itself! And we, too are Smithsonian fans!

  38. Dawn F Avatar
    Dawn F

    My son and I just tagged along on a trip that my husband had to take for work. We joined him in NYC. My son and I decided what we’d like to see and went to the NYC Firehouse Museum, the Intrepid Space Museum, and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I consider these trips and not vacations, as we try to incorporate lots of learning and don’t do much relaxing.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I can certainly relate to tagging along on daddy’s travels. We’ve loved our trips to NYC! I have learned now though to under schedule so we do get some relax time 🙂 This would be perfect! Look into it at

  39. Amy Avatar

    Last time we traveled more than 2 hours away from home was to go to Chicago. We visited every museum there and fell in love with the Medieval Times restaurant. This is an awesome giveaway!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Thanks for entering, Amy! Chicago museums are awesome for sure!

  40. Julie Knigth Avatar

    We take vacations usually to places we have studied in school like Outer Banks and the Wright Brothers Museum, went to Yorktown and Williamsburg too after studying on the war. This year was to the UK but hubby is ill so we are vacationing closer to home in Indiana. we would love a long weekend by the sea!

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  42. Tonya {The Traveling Praters} Avatar

    My family took a vacation to Florida in December.

    I used to agonize and plan and squeeze every little learning opportunity out of each trip we took. That backfired when my kids decided that traveling wasn’t “fun” anymore. Now I’m pretty much the opposite. I’m very laid back and low key. I balance our vacations with fun spots and historical, educational attractions and my kids (and myself) never fail to learn something new.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Yes, Tonya- I love being laid back and low key when traveling now. Seems to come from experience 🙂 So glad we’ve connected!

  43. Heather Avatar

    We have never gone on a vacation but we are planning on one this June. We have started a unit study on the Beach and we will travel there and then talk some more about the things we learned! Momma is excited!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      This trip would be perfect for a beach study for sure! Check it out online at

  44. Dan R Morris Avatar

    WooHoo! If you’re not traveling, why homeschool? That’s what homeschool gives you. . . the freedom to teach awesome on site.

  45. Denise M Avatar
    Denise M

    We took a trip to the Monterey peninsula of CA back in January. We were celebrating my in-law’s 50th anniversary. However, we saw Cannery Row and learned about that history. We saw the monarch butterflies in Pacific Grove and learned about habitats. We visited the Carmel Mission and learned about early CA history. Finally, we went exploring in the wild (instead of visiting the Aquarium which was having homeschool days) and saw otters, sea lions, various birds and explored in tide pools.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      That is such an amazing area of our country, for sure!

  46. Amber Avatar

    We travel as much as we can with our homeschooling adventure both nationally and internationally. Next month we are heading out to Cali and the redwood forests, Yellowstone, San Fran and Chinatown, plus a quick trip to lego land too! We can’t wait!!!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      You are going to have a blast this summer! Praying for your travels, my friend:)

  47. Peg4Jesus7 Avatar

    Our last family vacation was last Thanksgiving ~ we rented an RV and drove up to North Carolina to visit family for the holiday. RV is a wonderful way to travel (when finances allow!) with a family of six and a dog 🙂 The beauty of the RV is that we can make stops wherever we want along the way, so we also explored Ft. McAllister Historical Park and Jekyll Island in Georgia.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Sounds like a blast, Peg! We haven’t had a big RV adventure yet- emphasis yet:)

  48. Sharla Avatar

    We try to incorporate learning on all of our vacations and even our day trips. The last time we took a family vacation was to the mountains and we snuck in some lessons and notebooked about the wildlife we saw.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Life is learning, right? 🙂

  49. Jen Avatar

    Our last family vacation was right after Christmas, we rented a house on the beach in Clearwater FL. We loved it!

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      That is a gorgeous area for sure! All the best- thanks for signing up!

  50. Wendy Avatar

    The last “real” vacation we went on was a cruise to the Bahamas. We learned all about where we were going before hand and chose adventures such as a historic carriage ride, a trip to the gardens, and snorkeling. Other vacations or get-aways are usually tied to family visits and volunteering at a summer camp. We have a few extra days planned at Myrtle Beach this summer after a conference and we will be hitting the beach exploring tide pools and of course, swimming. In years past, we made sand candles from the children’s footprints.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      I’d love to hear about the sandcastles from footprints- sounds adorable!

  51. Sara McGuire Avatar
    Sara McGuire

    We took a three day weekend the beginning of April and took the kids to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. We took it as a holiday and a time to get to know each other (we took my 19-year-old sister-in-law whom we had only just recently had the opportunity to meet) But the history of the caves helped prove to the kids that history can be neat.

    1. Jen Reyneri Avatar

      Love it, Sara- Living the experience showing history can be neat!

  52. Jennifer Lambert Avatar

    we go camping a couple times a year. With 4 kids, hotels are too expensive.

  53. Lynn Prucha Avatar
    Lynn Prucha

    Vacation? What’s that? LOL!! It’s been far too long- we are new to homeschooling but it’s been a long time since we went on vacation!! I think it was ~2yrs ago to Arizona- Road trip- 3 boys in a mini van, we had fun but as I recall, it took FOREVER to get there!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  54. Susan Avatar

    We just returned from a week at Virginia Beach. It was mostly a time with friends and family, but we did check out a few museums too. We travel a lot and love incorporating travel adventures into our homeschool learning.

  55. Meg Avatar

    North Carolina in March 2013. We studied Carl Sandburg and the civil war before the trip

  56. trisha kilpatrick Avatar
    trisha kilpatrick

    It was 5 years ago. We went to the beach. We learned about water safety, water creatures, swimming for PE, local history, etc.

  57. Kat R. Avatar
    Kat R.

    Our family has NEVER taken a big family vacation! Typically our time away from home involves visiting family in North Carolina and sometimes my parent’s mountain home in NC. It would be AMAZING to get to take a real vacation AND incorporate homeschool in the mix!

  58. Gay Taunton Avatar
    Gay Taunton

    Over Christmas vacation we visited the GA Aquarium and The World of Coke in Atlanta. Living in Alaska, it was great to compare and contrast the Pacific Ocean, cold water sea life with the Atlantic and freshwater (Southern) aquatic life. The World of Coke was fun because I’m from Columbus, GA where Coke was first formulated.

  59. Jen Davis Avatar
    Jen Davis

    Our last “trip” was a trip to the zoo (Lowry Park Zoo) in Tampa. We had a lot of fun. My 6 year old was very excited to see the Komodo Dragon. We had a lizard sneak into the house and he asked me if a lizard could kill somebody. I told him not the kind of lizards we have here in FL but there was one I knew of that could kill someone (the Komodo Dragon). He was so happy to see a real live one. All the kids, even my very timid youngest Daniel, enjoyed the Stingray tank. He was scared at first but warmed up to them soon after the first one glided over to him (and didn’t hurt him). It was a great time for us all. My two oldest had fun too, just in a different way. Gracie and Chris liked the Clouded Leopard. Also, it was fun to try to find the animals in their habitats, sometimes they would be hiding (or blending in so well) in such a way you couldn’t see them at first. Like I said, great time for all, not overly expensive and better than looking at pictures or videos of the animals to learn about them. 🙂

  60. Kim Avatar

    We just began homeschooling so that we could transition into worldschooling. So far we have only been on many Fieldtrips and mini vacations in our home state (we live in Texas, so it is a big state with much to see and learn). In August we are going to the Bahamas and have many things planned, but our science expedition swimming with the dolphins is the one we are looking forward to the most. We are also looking at Colorado this Summer, Guatamala for Thanksgiving (helping build a school in a small village, and next year Australia, Lord willing. Looking forward to learning more about what you guys are doing… It looks very interesting!

  61. Jill Avatar

    Our family hasn’t taken a vacation together out of state, but we went to the beach for the weekend. We enjoyed kayaking down to the Seabird Sanctuary and learning about all the birds that are taken care of there. We also study the shoreline and all of the communities of plants and animals that live there.

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  63. Melanie Avatar

    The last vacation we took was to the Smoky Mountains. There we decided to move and make it our new home–which we did. God has been blessing us ever since! We found a little hidden cultural pocket of bluegrass (not the touristy kind) and my son decides he wants to play the banjo. He is now a year and a half later playing with big names and has a sponsor for a great opportunity. Going somewhere can change your life. It is the contrast that helps you evaluate and grow–much like the big red streak in an otherwise grayscale painting. Contrast IS GOOD!

  64. Katherine Y Avatar
    Katherine Y

    Unfortunately, we have never been able to take a vacation (or even a honeymoon). This would be amazing!

  65. Mindy Avatar

    We take little day trips, but we have never had an official family vacation. My kids would be thrilled to see an actual beach!

  66. Jason Vaughn Avatar

    We went to Cincinnati to the Creation Museum

  67. Amy M. Avatar
    Amy M.

    We would LOVE to win this vacation for our family- the resort sounds amazing!!

  68. Ami Avatar

    Let’s see . . . we went on vacation in 2010. We went to Mammoth Cave and stayed in a cabin at Jellystone Park. It was the first time we’d gone on vacation (other than a day trip) since 2003, so it was wonderful. 🙂 Really and truly wonderful.

    We incorporated learning by reading Journey to the Bottomless Pit before we went, and then we went on a tour about Stephen Bishop (whom the book was about). We also played some educational-ish games like Bananagrams at the cabin (that counts as learning, right??). 🙂 Just typing this makes me want to go back. 🙂

  69. Rachael @ Nothing if Not Intentional Avatar

    Oh how fun! My oldest is only 2 1/2, but we’re doing homeschool preschool. Last week, we visited an alpaca farm. That counts as a trip, right? 🙂

  70. Naomi Avatar

    Our last vacation was Disney but only a couple days. We incorporate learning easily at Epcot (learning about counties and US history), as well as doing scavenger hunts!

  71. Darlene@{In Pursuit} Avatar

    We’ve never taken a family vacation 🙁
    Hopefully in the future…. 🙂

  72. Angie Avatar

    What a great concept for a blog and for a giveaway. Thanks for hosting.

  73. Kerrie McLoughlin Avatar

    A year ago! We went to Wyoming to be with my husband because he was working there and they never let him come home. So he finagled his way into letting us come. We ended up staying on a ranch for 5 weeks and it was amazing. It wasn’t a vacation for Mr. Kerrie, but it was amazing for the kids and I.

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  75. Monya Avatar

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

    1. Monya Avatar

      Whoops! I forgot to write about our vacation! We went to Estes Park, Colorado during Elk season and attended the elk festival and Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a blast and we learned a lot!

  76. Heidi Smith Avatar
    Heidi Smith

    This upcoming school year will be our first year of homeschooling and I am excited to have the freedom to travel with our kids. I look forward to all of the adventures ahead of us.

  77. Debi Avatar

    We have never had an official family vacation. The best we can do is explore what if around us. Luckily, we have hundreds of nature-based activities from Nature Centers that offer classes, to hiking trails, to farms that offer tours. We have historical museums and centers that teach about life in the pioneer days. We have one of the best art museums in the country and it’s FREE! We are able to use these resources at least two or three times per week year-round to enhance our history, science, language arts, math and art studies.

  78. Dionna Avatar

    We went on a road trip to Florida and made sure to stop at a cotton field, went to a couple of children’s museums, etc.

  79. Marcy @ Ben and Me Avatar

    We just took a 2 week vacation to Florida in February. Some of the educational parts included: Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Everglades tour, several state parks, Hemignway House, and a coral reef boat tour.

    We fill all our vacations with educational side trips!

  80. Heather V Avatar
    Heather V

    Wow! Sounds really neat. Our last vacation was the beach in SC and we did an aquarium, museum, nature walks, etc

  81. Rebecca Avatar

    We went to TTD in Nashville and spent some time on the way there in a little town. Yes, we try to include learning because everywhere we go, there’s history and science all around!

  82. Angela Flynn Avatar
    Angela Flynn

    We went to Baltimore, we spent two weeks visiting all the historic sites and landmarks. Everything we did was a learning experience. There is nothing like learning history through experience, so much more fun than a book!!

  83. Allyson Bossie Avatar

    Not a homeschooling family, but this seems like a wonderful opportunity!

  84. Aaron-Krysten Burlage Avatar
    Aaron-Krysten Burlage

    The last time we took a family vacation was this past February on a Disney cruise. Our kids were 3 and 5, so to encourage learning we simply discussed a lot of what we saw.

  85. Forest Chacon Avatar

    Well, we haven’t actually taken a educational vacation, but we went to Disney last summer. We don’t really have anything planned for this year, would love to win something new and exciting. 🙂

    Forest Rose

  86. Sarah Avatar

    We haven’t done much traveling but we would love to! What a great opportunity for homeschooling families!

  87. Terin Garrett Avatar

    Well, I don’t homeschool, but what an amazing giveaway!!

  88. Erin @ Life's Little Detours Avatar

    I don’t homeschool as my Max isn’t old enough. He starts the public school system in the fall and with the way things have gone with our meetings we may go to homeschooling within the first couple of months – oy! Anyways – I’d love to get away like this it sounds wonderful 🙂

  89. mel Avatar

    Oh this would be wonderful! We so need a vacation!

  90. Mama to 5 Blessings Avatar

    we haven’t taken any real homeschool vacations,just a day vacation – LEGOLAND with our homeschool group. We so need a vacation – now I am a mom to 5 after just having a baby a few weeks ago —- it is hectic!

  91. Kristen Avatar

    Wow. We take mini-vacations fairly often. Our last one involved the Creation Museum and an Aquarium!

  92. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired Avatar

    We don’t homeschool but I have to say that some days I seriously think about it. There may be changes ahead in our house. My kids love to learn so every trip we take is a learning experience for them. We recently went to Orlando and since we flew they were very interested in learning how planes work.

  93. Catherine Avatar

    We’re about to go on one to stay at cabins by a creek and visit a cave. We’re studying all about creeks and caves and will do projects while we’re there.

  94. Natalie Z Avatar

    that would be nice!

  95. Tammy Avatar

    Our “vacation” usually consists of visiting family 2000 miles away and includes lots of time exploring the woods, gardening, etc. in a very different climate than ours. This year we are driving, taking in historic sites and visiting Colonial era homes and some musuems. Can’t wait!

  96. Becky M Avatar
    Becky M

    We don’t get to take a lot of vacations. My husband is in seminary, so we have a limited budget. This year, we are going to my parents’ house in Jacksonville, FL. They are very close to St. Augustine, so we are hoping to work in a few educational stops as well as have some beach time.

  97. Joshua-Caleb Barton Avatar
    Joshua-Caleb Barton

    Usually, whenever my dad travels for business, we all go with him. -Thanks in no small part to a very mobile homeschool curriculum! Hence, through business trips slash family outings, and regular vacations, my family has enjoyed quite a bit of R and R over the years.
    Our main destinations have been Missouri, and Washington, D.C…Now that I’ve graduated from HomeSchool, I just hope I’m on summer break from college when my family heads to Hawaii! lol

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  99. Danielle Hull Avatar
    Danielle Hull

    We have not taken a homeschooling vacation. We are discussing taking a Civil War vacation though! We will study US history next year, then the kids can help choose where we go!

  100. eunice Avatar

    We moved and learned about a lot of states on the way.

  101. Jenn Hoskins Avatar

    We went to Gatlinburg. Loved it!

  102. Colleen Kessler Avatar

    We recently went to Columbus, OH to visit friends, and took in the science center, the capitol and other historical locations, and made a scrapbook of the trip for the kids’ portfolios.

  103. Honey Rowland Avatar

    Our last vacation was 7 years ago to Disney World and Epcot. We spent A LOT of time connecting the countries displayed there with the real countries on the map as well as their language, customs, people and how they celebrated birthday parties!


  104. Shifra Avatar

    Disney World in December….the kids took homeschooling classes. We also learned so much as a family!

  105. Cristy S. Avatar
    Cristy S.

    We do a yearly trek to the beach, but I’m hoping to do more educational travel.
    Great giveaway, thanks!

  106. big brother Avatar

    excellentblog I’m a huge Big Bro fan from Sweden

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