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Tips for Cancun with Babies and Toddlers from Family Travel Experts

Seeking a destination where the water is warm and clear, the tropical drinks are cold, and the kids clubs are plentiful? Family travel experts know that Cancun is the place to go. Before you jet off to this slice of tropical heaven, read these tips for visiting Cancun with babies and toddlers. Choose easy, child-friendly […]

Family Road Trip Packing List for Sanity and Safety

This family road trip packing list will help keep your crew content and safe on the go. Road trips promise freedom, scenic landscapes, and quirky roadside attractions. Hitting the road with children, however, can also mean seemingly constant potty breaks, sibling disputes, car sickness, and backseat whining. For a smooth car journey, be sure to […]

How to Use Essential Oils for Travel and at Home

Essential oils for travel can help improve sleep, relieve stress, and avoid motion sickness. Which essential oils are best for travel? Read my interview with essential oils aficionado and family travel expert, Hilarye Fuller, to learn which essential oils to pack for your family vacation. What are essential oils? Essential oils are gifts from the […]

10 Traveling with Baby Tips from a Dad Who Loves to Travel

It’s a common myth that traveling with babies is impossible. In fact, this falsehood is one of the main reasons my wife and I waited nine years before finally starting a family. We were afraid kids would end our travel lifestyle. Now that I’m a dad, though, I know that traveling with a baby is […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Traveling with a Teen or Tween for a Happy Family Vacation

As a mom who has traveled to destinations around the world with a teen and tween, I’ve gathered some useful info along the way that has made our vacations much more enjoyable for the whole family. If your kid weren’t strung out on hormones and freaked about leaving their friends for a getaway with the […]

Highway 5 Road Trip Pit Stops for Families to Cure Any Case of “Are We There Yet?!”

Embarking on a West Coast road trip with kids and looking for pitstops to please the family? Interstate 5 stretches between the Washington/Canada border and the California/Mexico border. I-5 has no shortage of exciting cities, beautiful scenery, and roadside attractions to keep your crew entertained. The question is, which are worth a stop and which […]

Teach Kids the Meaning of Remembrance and Veterans Day Through Travel and at Home

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, hostilities ceased on the Western Front when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allied Forces. Thus, ended the Great War. Many believed this was “the war to end all wars.” Armistice Day commemorated the date. Following World War II, the […]

Tips For Expats and Soon-to-Be Expats

Dreaming of moving to a foreign country and becoming an expat? Then start planning NOW with these expat tips. The more time you have to prepare, the better off you’re going to be. Believe me, as an American expat who moved to the Netherlands with my husband and three young sons, I learned a lot […]