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10 Traveling with Baby Tips from a Travel Daddy

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. However, at 10 months old, our son Deacon has already visited Florida, New York City, the North […]

Family Travel Packing Dilemmas Solved

Before I had children, packing was easy. But now that I’m a mom, packing has taken on a whole new and scary dimension. There’s so much to remember, lug, and keep track of! Here are a few parental packing dilemmas I’ve encountered and their solutions.

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas with Kids

From the minute we boarded Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas, we knew we were in for an extraordinary time. After our sailing I asked my shipmate 7-year-old son, Leo, what was his favorite part of our cruise. His answer? “Meeting Joey.” Yep, a humongous ship stocked with bumper cars, a climbing wall, swimming pools, the […]

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Traditions Around the World

Globally-minded, expectant parents learn how pregnancy, childbirth and babyhood is celebrated around the world in On Becoming a Mother. This book, by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Brigid McConville, is filled with reflections of real-life pregnancies, birth experiences and babyhood traditions from Bangladesh to Uganda to Spain, and a multitude of places in between. Mothers-to-be who love learning about other […]

Staying at Hostels with Kids in Germany

When we told friends that our family was planning to stay in hostels throughout our five-day trip in Germany, it became clear that most people still associate hostels with youthful backpacking adventures, not family vacations. Hostelling isn’t just for college kids, though, as our family of five discovered firsthand while staying at two of Hostelling International‘s hostels […]

How to Save Money on Travel with Babies, Toddlers and Young Children

In our family, the almighty budget usually determines where, how and when we vacation. I know that in time it’s going to get more and more expensive to travel with our three children (2-year-old twin boys and their 3-year-old big brother). Don’t wait until the kids are older, take advantage of these five ways to save money when traveling with […]

Disney’s Magic Kingdom with Babies, Toddlers or Preschoolers…in One Day

One day to conquer Disney’s Magic Kingdom with a baby, toddler and/or preschooler might seem intimidating, but with a little planning and juggling, you will experience a wondrous world with your young ones. You have to be more flexible with your timing, but if you prepare well in advance and know what to expect, you’ll be ahead of the game. Here are […]

Don’t Touch My Traveling Baby, Please

My traveling baby gets a lot of unwanted attention sometimes. The scenario is familiar. My wife and I are out exploring with our baby in a stroller or infant carrier, when a stranger’s eyes widen as they near us, gripped by passion. They make a blitz toward our offspring, hands stretched out, and they begin to stroke […]

5 Tips for Traveling with Young Twins & Multiples

Traveling with children can be both awesome and awful. Throw more than one kid in the mix and you have a recipe for some pretty interesting times. Add two more of the same age and well…you’re traveling like I do. My boys, Brody (age 3) and twins Linc and Chase (age 2) are great travelers, but even they don’t make […]

Road Trip Snacks, Toys and Games for Children

There are three wonderful things about road trips with children: 1) You can pack oodles of snacks, toys, and games for the trip. 2) You can go at your own pace and take breaks for playing, potty time, and site-seeing. 3) If the kids have a meltdown and start driving you nuts, at least they’re only […]

San Diego’s Birch Aquarium: A Worthwhile Alternative to SeaWorld

Many San Diego visitors forego visiting the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in favor of the more glitzy SeaWorld. The aquarium offers a wonderful, low-key alternative to its more famous competitor.

The Best of New York City with Kids of All Ages

I was so impressed after reading Fodor’s Family: New York City with Kids that I set up an interview with the book’s author, Meryl Pearlstein. This mom, food critic, traveler, and New York aficionado gave me her picks for her all-time favorite child-friendly sites, activities, and restaurants in the Big Apple.

Carnival Cruise Line Activities for Kids

Here is a review of Carnival Cruise Line’s onboard family-friendly activities and amenities, from miniature golf and swimming to towel sculptures and teddy bear workshops.