Remember those days when family travel planning involved reading a few guidebooks and crossing your fingers that you chose great places to stay and visit? Now, with the internet, there are lots of sites where you can read reviews of travel destinations. But, if you are looking for a reviews specifically written by families like you, a brand-new website has you covered. MiniTime, a new site that just launched late last year, is a place where families can leave reviews of hotels and attractions.
MiniTime is completely free to use, and visitors can access reviews without logging in. Or, you can register with either a user name and password or you can login with Facebook. Then, you can search the site either by ages of your kids and destination to find hotels and attractions, or you can look for reviews of specific hotels and attractions. Reviewers have the option of uploading their own photos to the website, so you can actually see what it looks like – from real travelers, not just from staged press photos. You can also see the kids’ ages of each reviewer – so you’ll know if their family is like yours.
I’ve registered as a user of MiniTime and published some reviews of our favorite hotels and attractions, like the Great Wolf Lodge (pictured here), Story Land in New Hampshire, and Smugglers Notch in Vermont. I’m pleased to find that many of the hotels and attractions I searched for already have multiple reviews written for them, even though the site is relatively new. MiniTime also offers trip tips, expert ideas, insider guides, and packing lists. Until January 31, 2013, they are offering a great contest where the reviewer who gets the most points on the site will win a trip to Disneyland! Other prizes include an iPad Mini, Target gift card, or Starbucks gift card.
To learn more about MiniTime, visit their website.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of MiniTime and all opinions are my own.