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Things to Do in Central Park with Kids in Every Season

Central Park with kids is a must for any New York City family vacation. In every season, NYC’s biggest park offers a wide range of attractions sure to please visitors of all ages. As a native New Yorker, I’m always discovering new things when I explore Central Park and you will, too. Here are the […]

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Traditions Around the World

Becoming a mom is celebrated by cultures around the globe in numerous and intriguing ways. Discover pregnancy practices, birth customs, and baby traditions around the world. Based on the book, On Becoming a Mother, let’s explore babyhood and new motherhood from before birth through the first year of life.  Global Pregnancy Customs Pregnancy is universal, […]

10 Things to Do in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh with Kids

Phnom Penh with kids is a fun and accessible adventure. Cambodia might not immediately spring to mind as a family vacation destination, but this amazing country offers a lot of great activities that all ages enjoy. The Khmer people love children and are some of the most genuine, generous and happy people you will encounter […]

Palm Springs with Kids – Fun Activities for Families

When you think of Palm Springs, you probably picture pretty palm trees, vast golf courses, and sparkling swimming pools. You will find these treasures and oh so much more in this California desert city! Families seeking cool hotel prices flock to Palms Springs in summer months. The rest of the year, when California beaches may […]

Quebec City Winter Fun for Families

Founded over four centuries ago, Quebec City is one of the most romantic spots on the planet, especially when enveloped in a beautiful blanket of snow. But it’s also super kid friendly. Bien sûr, this UNESCO World Heritage Site in French Canada appeals to all ages. From wintry outdoor adventures and cultural activities to a […]

Why and How to Plan a Family Reunion Vacation

A family reunion vacation brings together loved ones spread across the country or world. But where to begin planning a destination family reunion? As with any important project, there’s only one way to tackle it: one step at a time. Plan a memorable multigenerational holiday with these eight helpful tips for a family reunion trip.  […]

In Spain, what color underwear should you wear to bring good luck in the New Year?

Tradition dictates which New Year’s Eve underwear color to wear in Spain to ensure romantic luck and love in the coming year. Think you know which hue to sport under your shorts to ring in a passion-filled New Year? Take a guess from the options below and then scroll down to learn more about this […]

Wacky Christmas Traditions in Europe

Although they share a continent, European countries and regions take pride in their own specific Christmas customs. To compile this list of unusual holiday celebrations, I asked travel writers from around the globe to share their favorites. From a gift pooping log in Spain to the golden pig of the Czech Republic, let’s explore 12 […]

Where did the holiday, Kwanzaa, originate?

‘Tis the season for Kwanzaa! This winter holiday takes place December 26 through January 1 each year. Kwanzaa celebrates harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa. Where did Kwanzaa originate? Take a guess from the countries listed below and then scroll down to discover the origin of Kwanzaa. Where Did Kwanzaa Begin? a) The […]

Best Baby Gear for Dads – Manly Gifts New Fathers Love

Most baby gear is decidedly feminine, designed to appeal to women. Meanwhile, men are more involved in raising children than ever before. It’s too bad for dads, since many men aren’t excited about carrying a diaper bag that looks like a lady’s purse. Luckily, some baby and toddler gear brands have stepped in to fill […]

How to Camp with Kids ~ Tips from a Family Camping Expert

Many parents, like myself, have romanticized memories of great family camping adventures from our own childhoods. But that was a long time ago and the little details about what made those trips so fun may escape us now. If you are considering a family camping vacation this year, then follow these simple six tips for […]

Outdoorsy Vacations for Families – How to Connect Kids with Nature While Traveling

Families are so busy juggling science projects, carpools and after-school activities in our daily lives that we often don’t take time to connect with nature, or with each other. Nature-focused vacations enable parents and children to unplug from technology and everyday stresses while using all of our senses to create lifelong memories. To reignite children’s […]

Road Trip with Teens – Tips for a Smooth Journey

Want to be cooped up with angst-ridden, hormonal teenagers in a small space for hours and hours while speeding down the highway? This may not sound like paradise. But road trips with teens and tweens can be doable and (dare I say it?!) downright fun. That is, if you plan ahead. Buckle up for adventure […]