Best Travel Games for Kids of All Ages

Whether your family is flying the friendly skies, taking a train, or road trippin’ it, you’re going to need to keep your offspring occupied. Thankfully, many board games come in travel sizes to entertain kids on the go. Card games and board games keep minds active during the journey, at restaurants and back in the hotel […]

Disney World with Teens and Tweens Tips

If you think Walt Disney World is just for little kids, think again! In many ways, a Disney trip is better with older children. They don’t need naps, they can stay up later to watch fireworks, and they are tall enough to ride all of the attractions. A trip to Disney World with big kids, […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel Happy, as well as my own experience and that of other Travel Mamas.

Why Carnival Cruise with Teens

Our teenage son lobbied to choose our family’s vacation for this year’s spring break. He had two proposals: go on a cruise or visit the Caribbean. Since my husband and I loved our Alaskan cruise and we had always wanted to visit the Caribbean, our teen didn’t have to do too much convincing. Much to […]

Student Volunteer Travel – An Opportunity for Giving & Growth

Rather than partying hardy, many high school students are making the world a better place during their school breaks. Student volunteer travel provides young people with the opportunity to journey abroad with other youth and give hands-on help to those in need. The experience can be life-changing for teens, who learn about life in developing […]

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families

Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens, to ideas for Travel Mamas and Travel Daddies—here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families. […]

Bloomington, Minnesota – An Affordable & Fun Family Vacation Destination

Bloomington’s central location between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and outlying suburbs makes it a fabulous spot for a Minnesota vacation. With no sales tax on shoes or clothing purchases plus reasonably priced hotels and restaurants, a vacation to Bloomington is an affordable choice. There are a lot of misconceptions about Minnesota, for example, that the state is made up […]

Is Disney Cruise Line for Teens and Tweens Too?

My family set sail for the first time seven years ago on a multi-generational Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and fell in love with cruising. As of this past fall we had sailed on a total of five cruises on four different lines in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean, but we had not […]

Do You Dare? The CN Tower EdgeWalk Experience

Human beings are amazing creatures. Many of us seek to push our limits of endurance and fear…on purpose. It is fear that comes to mind when I think of walking 1,168 feet above the ground, on the CN Tower EdgeWalk, in Toronto, Ontario. Fear, and insanity. CN Tower EdgeWalk Experience (Photo courtesy of CN Tower) I do not like heights. […]

Travel in the Footsteps of the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

Diehard J.R.R. Tolkein fans, all three of our teenagers knew the three-hour long dialogue from the first Lord of the Rings film by heart. Now they wanted to visit “the real place.”