Family Vacation Tips – Take the Stress Out of Travel at Hershey World and a Family 4 pack to Hershey’s Chocolate World Giveaway!

A family vacation should be all about fun and decompressing form the stress of day to day life. It shouldn’t be about adding more stress on top of it. Proper planning and forethought can help make your family vacation fun instead of an exercise in how much stress two adults can take. These tips will help make that happen.DSC_0181

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One of the greatest perils of a family trip is actually adding stress to our lives instead of reducing it. We all have visions of a vacation that just melts the stress away. A vacation that’s all about laughing and family togetherness and a carefree vibe which we almost NEVER have in our day to day lives. The thing is, we rarely get that. That’s because vacations are simply an extension of life. They aren’t a magic bullet. That being said, if we take a few pre-travel steps, we can make our next family vacation much more fun and drastically reduce or eliminate the stress factor.

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First and foremost, family vacations should be fun! So go somewhere that the entire family can enjoy. HERSHEY’S Chocolate World in #HersheyPA. It’s a theme park completely devoted to HERSHEY’S chocolate and everything fun. They have rides and chocolate tasting, and you can even create your own candy bar! HERSHEY’S Chocolate World also features its famous Chocolate Making Tour (which is free).DSC_0177

Pack Light

I know it’s easy to fall into the “every eventuality” mindset of packing, but save yourself the hassle. The first step to destressing the family vacation is destressing the packing. Only pack what you need for the weather that’s coming. And forget packing any toiletries. There’s no need to take up the space. Your hotel will have soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Worst case scenario is you’ll have to buy a toothbrush or an umbrella.Unknown-2

Pack Correctly

After you’ve decided which important things to pack, pack them correctly. Roll your clothes. Rolling is an excellent way to save space. I used to be a non-believer, but then I tried rolling. I was amazed at how much more space it creates. This tip along will drastically reduce the stress of packing for your family vacation.

Bring Entertainment

Whether you’re road tripping or taking a flight, you have to keep the kiddos entertained. Always be sure your tablet is fully charged and be prepared with fun road games to help decrease the boredom that can come with a long trip.

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When you get to that fun place that you’re going (refer to my first tip) take it all in! Don’t rush! A family vacation is about family bonding, not rushing. That’s why HERSHEY’S Chocolate World is a great family vacation destination. They have so many different attractions devoted to everyone’s favorite snack – candy! In addition, their park is exactly the right size for the family to enjoy the whole thing without rushing or missing anything.DSC_0178

Family Vacation at HERSHEY’S Chocolate World

While you’re there, you can take their famous #ChocolateTour. It’s a chocolate making tour which is pretty cool, and the best part is it’s free. Visitors can take a free tour and see exactly how their favorite treat is made. Very cool! The family can also do more traditional park activities like take in a ride. You can also take a trolley ride, go on a chocolate tasting, participate in the 4D Chocolate Mystery, and more.

HERSHEY’S Chocolate World is a great family vacation destination full of fun, education, and the opportunity to bond as a family. With chocolate themed activities and an attached theme park, it’s  a perfect place to enjoy family and the family vacation in all its glory.

A Chocolaty Giveaway Courtesy of HERSHEY’S!

Enter to win a family 4 pack to Chocolate World which includes 

4D Chocolate Mystery Show
· Create Your Own Candy Bar
· Chocolate Tasting Experience
· A free dessert

This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit Chocolate World website and tell me what you learned by visiting. Please put all comments in comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Compensation was provided by Hershey’s via Mom Trends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey’s or MomTrends.

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  1. Tracey L says

    I love Hershey Park! I love how it can make me feel like a kid again and I love sharing the experience with my kids. It’s so fun to see their faces light up with excitement! My favorite part has to be at Halloween the have the whole park lit up at night and it’s so fun to go when it’s dark and see all of the beautiful lights and decorations! I also love the chocolate!

  2. Melissa Teears says

    I have never been but I would like to try The Make Your Own Chocolate Bar. That sounds so good

  3. says

    I haven’t been in years! I love the chocolate ride where you get a treat at the end. I heard they redid it so I’d like to see what it is like now.

  4. Judy says

    I haven’t been to Hershey park since I was a little kid. It was great to see all the new attractions they’ve made since then!

  5. Racheal L. says

    My favorite part is watching my kids faces and seeing all the smiles as they explore all the different wonders of the park!

  6. Fran says

    Haven’t been since the kids were small but would love to taste the chocolate at the park and then have a chocolate spa treatment at their resort!

  7. Trisha Burgess says

    I would love that chocolate bake shoppe! Um, I’ll take one of everything on the menu, please! Especially the resees pb&j!

  8. Heather Poindexter says

    I actually went there 10 years ago just because we were passing by. I had never even heard of it before. I was impressed with everything. The amount of chocolate knowledge was great! It is one of my best memories and I wish I had spent more time there.

  9. Carole Ingram says

    LOL oh my gosh, I had NO idea that you could take a tour like that! I TOTALLY WANT TO DO THIS! Definitely will visit the Hershey PA location ! Awesome sauce!

  10. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    We loved visiting with our kids years ago, awesome fun memories! The tour you took looks really neat! :D

  11. Arielle says

    I love going to Hershey Park! The last time I went I loved seeing the vintage Hershey advertisements and merchandise.

  12. Emily Ann says

    I’ve never been to Hershey Park, but I think my favorite part would be the rides & food. They have some awesome looking coasters and family rides! And obviously the chocolate would be amazing!

  13. Tammy says

    Envisioned as the nearest thing to a child’s dream of ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ up close and personal. My family has never been to Hershey Park, but it’s on our ‘list’ and being that my son has yet to acquire a taste for chocolate (gasp :), I would love to convince his taste buds with a trip to the land of chocolate! A trip to cousins this summer was unexpectedly canceled out of our control. A visit to Hershey would be a wonderful ‘treat’.

  14. Morgan Watson says

    I have never been to Hershey Park before, but I would definitely love to make my own chocolate bar!

  15. Elizabeth says

    I have not been to Hershey Park before but I imagine my children would love it! Especially being able to make and eat their own chocolate.

  16. allyson tice says

    My favorite part is that you get to go and make your very own chocolate bars!!i would make so many to take home!!

  17. allyson tice says

    I learned that at hershey world, there are so many hotels to stayin that offer you early access to hershey world!!

  18. Jill Rivera says

    I have never been to Chocolate World but I have eaten plenty of Hershey Chocolate. I would say any chocolate is the best part of Chocolate World.

  19. Nichole says

    I think creating our own candy bars would be lots of fun! I would love to visit Chocolate World. I’ve been close by but never been there. Thanks for the chance!

  20. Leah Shumack says

    We have never been there before but I’ve been looking into taking a trip since it’s a 5 hour drive for us. I would be most excited to get fresh Reese’s cups! Yummy!

  21. Brenda Burgess says

    I have never been there, but I would love to go and experience the fun of making chocolate.

  22. allison says

    ive never been to hershey! i would love the chocolate tasting and thanks so much for the chances to win.

  23. Annmarie W. says

    My favorite part would be the making your own chocolate bar! And the smiles on my kids’ faces when we’d go there to begin with…that would be my very best favorite part. They’d have a ball!

  24. Christine Harding says

    My favorite part of Chocolate World is the singing cows; my son loves cows right now and says moo whenever he sees one!


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