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San Miguel de Allende with Kids ~ A Different Kind of Mexican Vacation

When you picture a Mexican vacation, you probably envision sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean waves, and maybe ancient Mayan or Aztec ruins. San Miguel de Allende has none of these things. It’s not a major city full of museums and attractions like Mexico City, either. So, why visit San Miguel de Allende with kids? A vacation […]

Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit

In many cities, the holiday season is marked by the opening of Christmas markets overflowing with tasty treats and darling handicrafts. We’re highlighting five fabulous Christmas markets around the world to keep your spirits bright and inspire future travels. Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany The Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg is one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets in all […]

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit ~ Review, Author Interview & Giveaway

Considering a vacation in Canada? 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit will inspire and guide any parent planning a trip in the world’s second largest country. This book is filled with funny, relatable anecdotes about exploring Canada with kids. It’s also packed with destination-specific recommendations and photos. There’s even a handy section on […]

Dog-Sledding in Quebec’s Outaouais Is Not for Wimps

“I would love to try driving the sled,” I said before my trip to Quebec’s Outaouais region. But now the dogs are barking, barking, barking in this frenetic symphony and it makes the back of my neck feel all tingly and I look at the sled and wonder what in the world I have gotten […]

13 Tips for a Successful Home Exchange Vacation

If you would like the comforts of home while traveling at almost no cost, doing a home exchange may be for you. Whenever I tell people my family has done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many would-be exchangers have some trepidation about swapping residences with other travelers. We’ve experienced […]

Prescott with Kids ~ Fun Things to Do in Arizona’s Territorial Capital

Prescott with kids is an adventure into Arizona’s past. Designated the capital by President Abraham Lincoln back when Arizona was still just a territory, the city embraces its Wild West history. If you’re picturing desert landscape with lots of prickly saguaro cactus, dusty tumbleweeds, and record-breaking heat, however, think again. Families from Phoenix (the state’s […]

The Best and Worst of Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona, the departure city for our 10-night Disney Mediterranean Cruise, just may be the friendliest ciy I have ever visited. Would I recommend a visit? Definitely! Would I go again? Probably not.

Sandy Toes Bahamas ~ Live the Luxurious Life on Your Own Private Island

Want to live the luxurious life like royalty, or at least like a Kardashian or professional football player? You can, for several days or hours at Sandy Toes Bahamas. Located on Rose Island, just three miles from Paradise Island and 20 minutes from Nassau by boat, this is where to go to truly escape it […]

10 Fantastique Things to Do in Montreal with Kids

As the largest French-speaking city in North America, Montreal stands out as a unique and historic metropolitan area. Its French-Canadian charm is mixed with many immigrant cultures that have made this city in Quebec a lively mix of people, food and attractions. This list of 10 fantastique things to do in Montreal with kids is sure to keep […]

Best San Diego Zoo with Kids Tips & Itinerary

As a fifth-year San Diego Zoo member and a mama of two young children, I have spent a lot of time at this world-renowned zoo. Here is a list of 11 of the best exhibits, restaurants, and rides the zoo has to offer.

10 Reasons to Rent Baby and Toddler Travel Gear for Your Family Vacation

Here are ten reasons to consider renting gear when traveling with your baby or toddler…

10 Exciting Things to do in Alabama’s Gulf Shores with Kids

Okay, ladies. I have some brutal honesty that I need to share. We males need a little more excitement on family vacations. High tea at a swanky hotel? Not our thing. Character parades? They’re cute for a few minutes, but then it’s…meh. And don’t even get me started on shopping. We men desire something more. […]

How to Save Money on Flights with Next Vacay’s Travel Hacking Service

My family’s multi-state car trip last week was miserable. “A fun road trip!” we thought. That is, until our toddler son started to scream wildly as he launched anything he could get his hands on at me, the driver. This continued for most of the 11-hour journey. Flying would have saved us many long, stressful […]