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Netherlands Summer Family Vacation Fun Spots

The Netherlands in summer offers a wonderful array of activities for kids and their parents to experience. While most visitors, stick to the capital city of Amsterdam, there’s ever so much more to do in this family-focused country. Plus, with the country’s small size and excellent train system, it’s easy to explore the Netherlands with […]

Travel in the Footsteps of the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

“Welcome to Middle Earth!” A huge sign at the Auckland airport greeted us with these words the minute we stepped off the plane. It was a fitting start to our literary adventure through New Zealand, where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Here is how to plan a Lord of the Rings New Zealand vacation. Hobbiton With […]

How to Make Dad Happy on Family Vacation

A good dad reads bedtime stories, does his share of the household chores, works hard to pay the bills, and always puts his family first. All he really wants is for his kids and his wife (or partner) to be happy. But what about dear ol’ dad’s happiness? Here are five travel tips that are […]

Ain’t Nobody Happy if Mama Ain’t Happy – Tips for Happy Travel with Kids

You’ve heard the saying, “Ain’t nobody happy if mama ain’t happy.” This is especially true when traveling with kids. Moms are typically in charge of planning and organizing family vacations. But if mom is overtired and stressed out, then the trip will not be fun for anyone. To ensure happy travels for all, follow these […]

Tips for a Romantic Getaway WITH the Kids!

Becoming a parent should not mean the end of romance! Traveling with your partner provides an opportunity to escape the stresses of every day life and reconnect with each other. If you can’t find a sitter, or you simply don’t want to leave the kids at home, follow these nine tips to make room for […]

Best Travel Snacks for Families on the Go

The easiest way to keep children’s hands and mouths busy on road trips or flights is with snacks, snacks and more snacks. Snacks that travel well keep kids content during the journey and fueled up for fun on the go. Let’s dig into these nine time-saving travel snacks and food suggestions for kids that are […]

Branson Family Vacation ~ The World’s Live Entertainment Capital with Kids

A Branson family vacation includes live entertainment, museums, nature play, and more. This unique city in Missouri is proud to call itself the live entertainment capital of the world. With shows morning, noon and night for all age groups and interests, this city is also often known as the Las Vegas of the Midwest. Check […]

Smart Tips for Saving Money While Traveling with Kids

Kids are expensive. There are groceries to buy, bodies to clothe, birthday parties to host, and college funds to save for. It’s enough to make you consider skipping this year’s family vacation. But traveling together helps parents and children connect with each other and create lifelong memories. Besides, what’s the point of working so hard […]

11 Brilliant Tips to Save Money on Family Vacation this Summer

Summer is vacation time! The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the summer sun beckons you to get away and relaaaaaax. But the costs of a family holiday can add up quickly. Worry not, traveling families. You CAN take the kids on a fabulous summer getaway without going broke. Read these […]

Why Book a Family Farm Stay Vacation

Mucking out horse stalls and milking cows may not sound like your ideal vacation, but maybe it should. City dwellers and suburbanites overwhelmed with electronic doo-dads, social media connectivity, and information overload are seeking a simpler way of life, if only for a few days or weeks at a time. Meanwhile farmers, unable to pay […]

Covacations – Tips for Planning a Vacation with Another Family

Looking to change up your usual family vacation? A vacation with another family could be just the solution for many reasons. Covacations mean multiplying the fun; kids are thrilled to have playmates and adults can socialize with other adults. Also, you may be able to take advantage of large group travel discounts. Traveling couples can even trade-off babysitting duties […]

Give Kids the Gift of Travel at Christmas and All Year

As expats in Europe, trying to live by the mantra of “collect moments not things” isn’t always easy. You can imagine all of the fun and unique keepsakes that we stumble upon during our various European excursions. The biggest challenge is keeping our three young children on board with this mentality. For every birthday and […]

Best Florida Family Vacation Destinations

When it comes to choosing a family-friendly vacation destination, sunny Florida is a high-ranking choice for both parents and kids. Theme parks are an obvious draw but the state is much more diverse than that, boasting lovely sand beaches, cultural and historical attractions, professional sporting events and ample opportunity to commune with nature. Here are seven […]