SOLO-PARENT FAMILIES ARE AN OVERLOOKED MARKET WITHIN FAMILY TRAVEL . HERE ’ S HOW TO SERVE THEM BETTER .
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The travel bug bit Theresa Winters in 2016 , when she embraced solo vacations after her divorce . Soon , when she began traveling with her two children , now 10 and 12 , she quickly discovered the family vacation looked different to her as a single mom .
“ I remember when I first started traveling on my own with my kids , [ there were ] huge learning curves ,” says Winters , owner of Faraway Places Travel in Port Huron , Michigan . “ My kids do much better [ now ] when they ’ re traveling … But it ’ s definitely a big learning experience every trip that you take .”
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