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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 […]

Ski Tips for Beginners, Nervous Skiers and Families

These family skiing tips for beginners and will make you long for crisp winter air and snowy mountain slopes. Nervous to hit the slopes? Thankfully, experts from Ski Idaho will put you at ease with their best ski tips for beginners. You’ll be all set to hit the slopes after reading these ski tips for […]

CARES Restraint Review: How to Keep Your Toddler or Young Child Safe While Flying

Do you care about keeping your child safe when flying? Car seats protect toddlers and young children on airplanes, but they are bulky and difficult to secure in airplane seats. Thankfully, one grandmother was so passionate about children’s flight safety that she invented the only compact child airplane travel harness approved by the Federal Aviation […]

7 Helpful Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler can seem like a daunting task. How will you keep your little one content while on the road? What if junior cries throughout the whole journey? How can you make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These seven helpful tips […]

8 Vacation Laundry Tips to Make Your Travels Easier

Keeping up with mounds of laundry can be a struggle at home. When traveling, dealing with laundry is inconvenient at best and downright daunting at worst. As a mom of three children I’ve dealt with my share of dirty laundry on the road. Follow these eight vacation laundry tips to keep your clothes clean on […]

Your First Camping Trip ~ What Camping Gear to Buy and What to Borrow

Are you considering embarking on your first camping trip? Camping can seem overwhelming. New campers may not know how to start camping or what to buy for a first camping trip. Not to worry! You need not invest hundreds of dollars in equipment. This short list of camping gear to buy features the essentials you […]

Tips for Healthy Eating when Traveling with Kids

Getting kids to eat healthfully is hard enough at home, but it’s even more difficult when the rules are relaxed, your schedule is askew, and sugary treats and fast food options abound on family vacation. Although it can be tough to ensure your family gets proper nutrition on the go, it’s definitely do-able! How can […]

The Escape Game for Families at Home and While Traveling

Have you ever participated in an escape room adventure? The Escape Game offers exciting escape room adventures at locations throughout the United States. Their escape rooms are a super fun group activity that focus on solving a “crime” or other mystery based on clues and puzzles that are hidden in a themed space. Bored at […]

8 Unplugged Road Trip Activities for Kids

Sure, kids love movies and video games, but there are lots of things to do on the road without powering up. How do you survive a multi-week, 3,000-mile road trip that covers two countries and six states? Lots and lots of planning. A bit of luck helps, too. Every year, I take my kids on […]

10 Essential Tips for Traveling with Kids Who Have Disabilities

Before we had kids, my husband and I traveled as often as we could — we hiked in Patagonia, Chile; roamed around Ireland by car; and honeymooned in Bali. Then our first child, Max, had a stroke at birth that resulted in cerebral palsy. Kids can put a bit of a damper on your wanderlust. […]

5 Safety Tips for Camping with Kids

Camping is a great family activity, but exposing kids to the outdoors can lead to unnecessary safety risks. As a parent, you are responsible for teaching your children not only about the wonders of nature, but also about its hidden dangers. Anything could happen while in the wild, so here are five camping safety tips […]