Travel tips from Chris Staudinger will make your next trip memorable, $500 Expedia voucher giveaway

The idea of a big, memorable vacation can sound amazing, but can sometimes be a daunting task. Numerous questions loom. Where should we go?  How much should we spend?  What should we bring?  Expedia travel expert and travel blogger, Chris Staudinger offers some advice on all things travel related. 

Chris Staudinger is a world traveler and one half of the duo Captain and Clark (http://captainandclark.com/), a travel blog he writes with fiancee Tawny Clark. For two years, the couple taught English in Korea and filmed travel shorts for Captain and Clark while broadcasting on TripFilms and RVNN. For the past six years they have traveled the world and produced travel videos both for their own site and several high profile travel companies. They are currently Expedia ViewFinders. Chris has made several television appearances, including KING-TV and KREM-TV. 

I had an opportunity to ask some questions to Chris and here are his answers. 

How can a family save money on a vacation?
Bundling all your vacation plans can save money. For example, using a travel website or app like Expedia, families can plan flights and hotels in one location. Often companies will offer specials or discounts when bundling. Other options like all inclusive resorts can keep budgets in check because meals, activities and other services can be included in a single price. 

Where are some hot family destinations?
Three hot areas for families are Williamsburg, Virginia, San Diego, California and Las Vegas. Williamsburg offers themed towns and historical venues. San Diego offers fun family related attractions. Lad Vegas offers sand buggies for family adventure. 

How to do keep a child's attention?
A few ideas to keep kids' attention is to plan your family's outings around a meal. Kids who aren't fighting hunger are more likely to pay attention to that museum guide. Also, plan breaks into your day. No one functions well when he is over tired. 

What are some of your must have travel accessories?  
This travel expert makes sure to have his mobile device and laptop on his travels. 

These are just a few thoughts on family related travel? Do you have a tip that you want to share?  Are you planning a last minute vacation?  Need some extra cash for that next getaway?  From Chris Staudinger, the Expedia Travel expert, I have $500 Expedia travel voucher to giveaway. Please use the Rafflecopter to enter. 
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Disclosure: I was able to submit questions for this interview. The prize is provided by the sponsor. I was not compensated for this post.  

107 comments:

  1. I would love to visit Hawaii, but my family destination would be Florida to take my kids to WDW

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  2. I live right below Williamsburg - it really is a great place for families to visit!

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  3. I would love to visit New York!

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  4. I would love to go to Orlando. It's my favorite place ever. so many good memories

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  5. I think Europe, especially Italy and Spain.
    Thanks for your giveaway!
    tricia z

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  6. I am dying to visit New York in the Winter!

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  7. I would like to visit Orlando again.

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  8. I want to travel to Colorodo to visit my niece and nephews.

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  9. New Zealand is at the top of my list.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  10. My ultimate travel destination would be Cozumel, Mexico! Its so beautiful there & I cant wait to go back!

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  11. I would like to go see the Bahamas.

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  12. I want to visit Quebec City in the winter...ice castles, tobogganing, and more.
    Ann B.
    ababe28 at hotmail.com

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  13. Austrailia...I have always wanted to go there!
    justicecw at hotmail dot com

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  14. We want to go home for Christmas! We just got married and moved to Florida for my husband to finish his Master degree and we want to go home to New York to see our family.

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  15. My ultimate travel destination would be Hawaii. I've wanted to visit there for years.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. One of my tips, when traveling with children is to bring along a small bag of toys and items to keep them occupied. Even some snacks.

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  17. I really want to get to the Cooks Islands before I die.

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  18. I want to go to Williamsburg VA

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  19. I'd like to see Israel someday.

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  20. I want to go to Hawaii and take my mom as she is 86 and it is her dream to go there as well

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  21. We would love to go to Ireland someday.

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  22. I would love to go to Europe. Anywhere in Europe.

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  23. I'd like to visit Virginia Beach.

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  24. I have a simple one. I would like to go somewhere this winter with lot of snow so that my girls can play in it. Thank you. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  25. I'd like to spend time in Italy.

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  26. Costa Rica is my ultimate travel destination

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  27. I want to go on a cruise so bad!

    ssgsweeps @ Hotmail.com

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  28. I want to go to England, that is my dream trip

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  29. My ultimate destination is Italy. I would love to travel through the country visiting Rome, Venice, and Florence along the way.

    Katie Roch

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  30. The top of my list is a weeklong escape to San Francisco, but my ultimate would be many months exploring Italy (after I brush up on my italian!)

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  31. I dream about traveling to Italy someday.

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  32. New Zealand is my ultimate travel destination!

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  33. I want to go on a African safari trip and take daughter. That is my dream trip :)

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  34. I would love to go back to Rome

    sweepymummy at yahoo dot com

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  35. Try to involve your kids in the planning phase. Let them do some research and come up with activities.

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  36. I really really want to go to Hawaii I have never been!

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  37. ultimate travel destination ... I want to go everywhere, but right now, high on my list is macchu pichu
    sarah hirsch

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  38. It would have to be Disney World, Im dying to take my kids there!

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  39. ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, OHIO, AND WISCONSIN! I know boring, but those are the only states I have ever been to and to do nothing really. lol

    KORTNEY
    klahxw@outlook.com

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  40. One day I hope to visit my husbands family in St. Louis. His aunts and uncles and grandmother is there and our four girls have never met them. We just never have the funds to go.

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  41. We plan on taking our daughters to Hawaii next year and this would be helpful

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  42. Disneyland! Yes, I'm still a kid at heart!

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  43. I'd love to go to Maui!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  44. I am dreaming of Venice!
    Susan Chester

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  45. My dream vacation would be to take my mother to New York. I lived there for years but she never had a chance to visit and kicks her for it all the time.

    Lee

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  46. I would so love to take my daughter to New York :)

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  47. mine would be ecuador

    joseph gersch

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  48. My dream vacation is to go to Hawaii, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  49. I've always wanted to tour Europe!

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  50. scan all important documents and email them to yourself so they're available in case you lose the original (esp. passports!)

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  51. My ultimate is the British Isles, a complete tour.

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  52. one day I would love to go to Italy!

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  53. Definitely the Bahamas!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I would love to go back to the Dominican Republic.

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  55. israel is my ultimate travel destination

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  56. Australia

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  57. I want to go back to Universal Studios in Orlando. (Roxann)

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  58. Italy. I also want to go see my mom in Hampton Beach, NH.

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  59. I have always wanted to take my kids to NYC for Christmas! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tiffany Hearn
    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  60. Pigeon Forge, TN. Love the mountains and all the amazing scenery.

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  61. I've always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest, especially Seattle and Portland!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  62. it used to be hawaii! but since my sister moved to colorado its now colorado so i can see my niece and nephew

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  63. I really want to take my whole family to Ireland. That would be an incredible trip of a lifetime!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com
    Claire McKeon

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  64. italy, would love to see tuscany, venice, amalfi coast

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  65. Anywhere really would be awesome to see new places

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  66. I'd love to go to the Galapagos.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I would love to go to Thailand

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  68. My ultimate travel destination is Hawaii
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  69. I've always wanted to travel to Italy. :)
    Michelle Tucker

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway…would love to travel to Vietnam.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  71. New Zealand is my ultimate destination!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  72. I would love to travel to China.

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  73. I would love to visit England someday!

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  74. I would love to go to Ireland someday.

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  75. I would love love to go to Turks and Caicos.

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