1. Know your weather
Depending on where you are going, Winter weather can fluctuate. A lot of cold weather locations can experience a rainy season in Winter, and that can put a damper on your plans depending on how you want to spend your time.
2. Free is good
No matter how frugal you are, a vacation with your family can be pricey. You have to sleep somewhere, you have to eat, and you have to get there. Those expenses cannot be avoided, but you can cut costs in other ways without cutting fun.
3. Winter is special somewhere
If you are going to travel in the Winter, then consider vacationing in a place that has something special that happens in Winter only.
4. Wait until the last minute
It may seem counter-productive to plan a vacation at the last minute, but that is not true. Naturally, you can do your research ahead of time, but if you wait until the last minute, you are most likely to find some fantastic deals on hotels and cabin rentals.
5. Winter Wonderland
Just like Winter itself, a Winter vacation is bursting with possibilities, wonder, and beauty. There is no better time to reconnect with your family, and reconnect with yourself.