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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 […]

Best Travel Books for Children According to Travel Experts & Their Kids

The best travel books for kids encourage curiosity and increase global awareness. Children of all ages can expand their horizons through literary travel with these stories. To create this list of incredible reads, I reached out to those in the know: travel writers whose kids love to explore the world as much as their parents […]

Best Travel Memoirs to Inspire Wanderlust

Want to get away without leaving home? Read a book about travel instead! Travel memoirs are the next best thing to actually traveling, if you ask me. Stories about real-life journeys transport readers to another place, and maybe even another time. To compile this list of the best travel memoirs, I asked other travel writers […]

5 Books British Kids Read (& Why Your Kids Should, Too!)

Having grown up in the USA, I found there was a whole new universe of children’s books in the United Kingdom that I did not know existed. I remember loving such books as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie. British kids, though, have a different set of books they […]

Watch “He Named Me Malala” with Your Kids

“There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.” – Malala Yousafzai Great changes are made when people are willing to speak out about injustices, even at the risk of grave personal danger. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the charisma and vision to propel the Civil Rights Movement […]

All Things Eloise at The Plaza Hotel

For decades, children have enjoyed reading about Eloise and her mischievous adventures living in New York City’s posh Plaza Hotel. The famous Eloise book series is turning 60 this year. To celebrate, The Plaza is hosting an array of family-friendly activities commemorating all things Eloise at The Plaza Hotel. Eloise at the Plaza Shop One of my young daughter’s favorite places […]

Travel in the Footsteps of Harry Potter in London

When parents are able to weave a child’s interests into a travel itinerary, the best vacation memories are formed. If traveling to London with a Harry Potter fan, literary travel opportunities abound. Visiting Harry Potter sites can be the thrill of a lifetime for anyone who loves the fictional boy wizard. Here are some fun […]

The Magic of Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island

At only 175 miles from tip to tip, Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be the smallest Canadian province, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. The island boasts a beautiful landscape, exciting outdoor activities, succulent fresh seafood, lively music, and friendly islanders. Despite all of these incredible attributes, tourism in PEI […]