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Top 10 Things to Do in Ottawa with Kids

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa combines cultural attractions with outdoorsy fun for family travelers. Ottawa is a pretty and welcoming city that is easy to explore on foot. Located on the border of Québec, visitors eager to put their high school French to use can brush up on their language skills in this bilingual city. […]

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle with Kids – The Delight Is in the Details

When booking a hotel in Seattle, I knew exactly where I wanted to stay with my kids: Hotel Monaco. While doing research for a story I wrote about extreme hotel perks for kids for the “Today” show’s travel blog, I discovered that this hotel provided its child guests with a goldfish for the duration of their […]

Best San Miguel de Allende Restaurants for Families + Other Local Food Tips

So much of the soul of a place can be revealed through local flavors and food traditions. My family’s love of Mexican cuisine is part of the reason we chose San Miguel de Allende, Mexico as the location of our month-long expat experience and why we long to move to this city. I must admit […]

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

When you think of a Mexican vacation, you probably envision sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean waves, and all-inclusive resorts. 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 here is […]

12 Tips for Universal Studios Hollywood With Kids of All Ages

If you’ve never been to Universal Studios Hollywood with kids, you’re missing out. The theme park still functions as a real-life movie-producing studio, making it a must-see for film and TV junkies. Back in the day, Universal Studios was little more than a one-ride pony, with its impressive Studio Tour taking center stage. Universal, however, […]

Summer Fun at Banff National Park with Kids

It’s easy for families to experience a Rocky Mountain high when they’re playing in one of the world’s greatest natural playgrounds. Banff, Canada’s first National Park, may be old but it sure isn’t tired. Families flock here for alfresco adventures that range from skiing and skating in winter to hiking, biking and beyond is summer. Here’s […]

10 Best Chicago with Kids Activities that Will Please the Whole Family

Chicago with kids is affordable, easy to navigate, and packed with attractions. I fell hard for Chicago on my first visit almost 20 years ago, and have returned again and again over the years. I also love sharing my love of the Windy City with my children. Take a look at my picks for the […]

How to Decorate a Travel Themed Bedroom for Kids

Want to spark your child’s curiosity about the world while traveling AND at home? You don’t need a lot of money to create a travel themed bedroom for kids. Inspire a love of travel in children with these decorating tips. Hang Wall Maps and Murals A map-bedecked feature wall not only looks fabulous, but also will help your […]

Unusual Things You Should Add to Your Family Vacation Packing List

When packing for a family vacation, you’ve got the standard stuff down. Clothes, shoes, toiletries…check, check, check! But what about those odd little things that will make your trip oh-so-much easier and more enjoyable? Your family vacation packing list is about to get a whole lot handier, thanks to these suggestions for unusual things to […]

Best Travel Books for Children According to Family Travel Experts and Their Kids

Travel books for children inspire curiosity and increase global awareness. Kids of all ages can expand their horizons through literary travel. To create this list of incredible reads, I reached out to those in the know: travel bloggers whose kids love to explore the world just as much as their parents. Of course, I included a few […]

12 Fabulous Things to Do with Kids in Montpellier ~ France’s Most Youthful City

Montpellier is the best city in France that many travelers have never heard of. Located in the Occitanie region in Southern France, this vibrant city bustles with fashionable college students. In fact, Montpellier is home to the youngest population in all of France. I was once one of those young students. But it’s been over 20 […]

Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids is more than staring at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A Grand Canyon family vacation is all about adventure. It’s about the journey, whether by car or train (or both!). It’s about stopping along the way to enjoy the desert’s beauty and mystery. Here’s what you need to know […]

Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park

While Canada may not be as well known for its theme parks or roller coasters as its U.S. neighbor, there is one place that certainly satisfies amusement park lovers above the 49th parallel: Canada’s Wonderland. Located north of Toronto, this beloved park has been in operation since 1981. Every year it gets bigger as it adds new rides, […]