Thanks for stopping by to learn a little bit out me, my family, and out traveling adventure. I hope it inspires you, equips you, and allows you to make preicous memories as you travel with your family!

Beth Gorden, owner of Plan the Best Vacation website in Tierra de Fuego National Park in Argentina
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Beth Gorden

I am so glad you came to visit my little corner of the world. I have a passion for traveling that has only grown stronger over the years! Perhaps my love of travel started because I flew before I could walk, or because I grew up as a missionary kid in Spain. I think it’s because there are so many beautiful amazing things to see around the world. From historical sites (I’m a history nerd) to beautiful scenery, wonders of the world to unique architecture from othe rcultures.

Even before tying the knot, I made it clear to my husband that I would happily live off Ramen noodles and pick up a side hustle to fund my adventures. Fast forward 23 years, and now we are exploring the globe with our six incredible kids. From all 7 continents to every Disney park, countless cruises, and epic road trips, the thrill of discovery never gets old. There are still so many wonders out there waiting to be explored! Join me as I share expert tips to plan the best vacation and create priceless memories with your family along the way.

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I know a lot of people get overwhelmed at the thought of traveling, let alone traveling with kids. We travel with kids from age 5-16, and two are special needs. I get it, there are a lot of details. But I promise it is worth it! Let me help you dream, plan, and organize so you and your kids can travel near and far – seeing beautiful, wonderful, and interesting things to grow you as a person and create priceless memories together as a family.

You don’t need any special skills or to be in the top 1% to make family travel happen. I search for deals, book cheap tickets, and have no problem going to a local grocery store to make a picnic for my family when we travel. There is always a way to travel extravagently, comfortably, on a budget, and super cheap. It does help that my husband works from home and that we homeschool. It allows us to travel at off-peak time and save a lot of $$. I will help you find deals and learn tricks to make travel happen!

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A Little About Us

I grew up as a Missionary Kid (MK) in Madrid, Spain. I loved riding the metro by myself to explore and that our annual vacations were to other countries, since they were in our “backyard’. After college, I married my best friend and we began a life together. We enjoyed traveling together. I would call him at work and say, “Hey, can you get off next week?” Ummm why? “I found a great deal on an Alaskan cruise for $250/person. It’s 7 weeks on Holland of America and I have United miles so we can fly for free. Should I just book it 😉

Neither one of us had ever been camping, but I thought it sounded like fun to head to Yellowstone for a couple weeks. We literally bought a tent and sleeping bags and started driving the next morning. We figured things out. We were young and adventuresome. We even snuck in a fabulous 3 week trip backpacking through Europe. We only had the bags on our backs and my excel document with where/when we were going. It was a blast.

When our first son was born I was determined to not let kids change us. So we kept traveling. I quickly learned that traveling with children was very different, but I learned tips and tricks along the way.

By the time our 3rd child came along we were effecient travelers and seasoned parents. So despite her being colicy, things didn’t change too much. One of my favorite trips during those years was our Disney Transatlantic cruise – it was amazing and I highly recommend it!

Then things got a little more complicated, we felt God calling us to adopt from China. Several trips later we were now home to 6 kids, 2 with special needs. Traveling with a special needs kids who have both physical and mental limitations is challenging, but not insurmountable. So we adjusted again and took even more epic trips. I love traveling with our big family. I hope we inspire you to explore somewhere new. If we can travel, you can too!

I get Asked this a lot….

Where is your favorite place to Travel

That is a complicated question…..but here is my best answer