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How to Get Your Kids to Disconnect on a Family Vacay

(NC) Going on a holiday with the family is about spending time together, not time on the phone or tablet. To help your kids enjoy the moment, try these tips:

Get a real camera. Everyone wants to take photos of their memories, but you can stay away from the smartphone by going old-school. Older kids will enjoy learning to use a DSLR and feel like photography pros, while younger ones will appreciate the instant gratification of a polaroid.

Plan something unique. Forget the basic road trip and organize an adventure. Think surf lessons, a Game of Thrones walking tour or white-water rafting. With Marriott Bonvoy, the hotel chain’s loyalty program, you can quickly and easily book your hotel room and once-in-a-lifetime experiences like these while earning points and getting the best rates all through Marriott.com.

Create a travel book. Your kids will need something to keep them busy during downtime. Instead of screen time playing a game or watching a movie, work on a scrapbook together before leaving where they can sketch what they see, journal about their experiences and eventually stick photos on.