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Make Your Travel Dreams Come True with Retirement Planning

There often seems to be this big debate when it comes to traveling versus saving for your retirement.  I don’t think the two have to be polar opposites. It’s entirely possible to live a well crafted life that includes plenty of travel now and during the years after you stop working. Here’s how I intend to make […]

Tips for Saving Money on Vacation Transportation

Transportation costs can eat up a large portion of a family’s travel budget, even after reaching your destination. Thankfully, there are more ways to get from place to place then ever before. Here are some helpful tips for saving money on vacation transportation that will stretch your family’s holiday budget. This post is brought to you in partnership with RideshareApps.com. Take a […]

TripAdvisor Trip A Day Giveaway and $15,000 Grand Prize Trip

Every day in March, a lucky traveler will win a $1,500 trip courtesy of the TripAdvisor Trip A Day Giveaway. That’s right, just for booking a hotel via the handy TripAdvisor website you already know and love, you could win a vacation. What’s more, one winner will receive a $15,000 trip anywhere in the world! This post is […]

Best Travel Movies for Kids

Your family doesn’t need to leave home to be transported to another place when you watch movies together that focus on traveling or that take place in a dreamy destination. As a travel enthusiast who loves to explore the world through cinema with my children, here are my picks for the ten best travel movies for kids that parents will love […]

5 Reasons to Visit McDonald’s Around the World with Kids

McDonald’s can be a lifesaver when traveling to foreign countries with children. The familiar food, toys, and environment at this global fast food chain never cease to reassure my travel wary offspring. Here are five reasons to visit McDonald’s around the world with kids. 1. Get picky eaters to eat. My kids can only be cajoled into eating bites […]

Great Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

A lot of gift lists for travelers focus on gear, but really, how many suitcases and noise-cancelling headphones does a person need? Inspired by favorite finds during my travels, this list of gift ideas for travel lovers features keepsakes and flavors from around the world, great for the holiday season or any time of year. French […]

10 Tips for Taking the Best Travel Photos

With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, it’s time to organize your travel photos so you can savor those vacation memories for years to come. Or maybe you’re going to sneak in one last road trip of the season? You want to take the best travel photos, of course. I’m going […]

5 Life Lessons Childhood Travel Taught Me

I spent my childhood traveling the world with my family. My earliest memories include chasing geckos in the Philippines and jumping on a hotel bed in Hawaii. Battlefield tours in Boston taught me that the Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed’s Hill. And I’ve known the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite since […]

Scrubba Review: Brilliant Hack for Washing Clothes While Traveling

Traveling with kids is messy. Sand from the beach, dirt from camping, spilled ice cream from the amusement park…you name it…it needs to be washed. Laundry is an inevitable part of any vacation. Luckily, I recently discovered the Scrubba Wash Bag, a totally rad invention that allows you to wash your clothes anywhere – even in the woods! […]

Confessions of a Family Travel Blogger

The life of a family travel blogger may seem super exciting, and in many ways it is. I get to travel A LOT. You might think I have got this travel thing 100% down…that my children are always well-behaved, seasoned travelers and that I sail through airports with a smile. Sometimes things don’t go according to plan, my friends, […]

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