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Tips For Expats and Soon-to-Be Expats

If you’re considering moving to another country and becoming an “expat” like I did, start planning NOW. The more time you have to prepare, the better off you’re going to be. My husband and I moved with our three young sons from South Carolina to the Netherlands last year. Here are nine tips for expats […]

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 […]

Hands-on Learning at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto

The Ontario Science Centre  is one of the best family-friendly attractions in the city of Toronto. Known to locals as the “OSC”—this science and technology museum provides visitors of all ages an opportunity to learn about science through hands-on experiments and displays. Participation rather than observation is emphasized throughout the center. Kids can spend hours here without […]

Vacation Sandals for Dreamy Getaways

I admit it. I haven’t been traveling a lot lately. It’s making my travel feet rather itchy. I keep planning trips I can’t afford to take and almost, just almost, booking tickets to somewhere wonderful…somewhere tropical…somewhere worthy of a pair of a kicky pair of vacation sandals, like those made by Havaianas. Family vacation sandals First up in […]

Why to Visit Europe with Kids in Winter

When most of us daydream about a European vacation, we probably envision soaking up the sunshine while sipping a cappuccino and people-watching at an outdoor café. After all, the busy summer season is when the vast majority of tourists travel to Europe. Families tend to restrict themselves to summer holidays because that is when the kids are […]

SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

My oldest has an obsession with whales, sharks and dolphins that has been going on for about two years now. Since he will turn 4 next month, that’s over half of his life! I wonder if his adoration for these wonderful creatures was sparked by aquarium trips as a baby, but the why doesn’t matter to me nearly as […]

8 Reasons Your Family Will Fall in Love with Disney World’s New Fantasyland

My family likes to joke that we’ve all grown Mickey ears as we’ve recently become huge fans of all things Disney. The fire was ignited a couple of years ago during a Disney Cruise and then in June with my husband’s first trip ever to Disneyland. When I was invited to cover the opening of Walt […]

Travel to Barcelona During the Winter Holidays

At Christmastime cities and towns decked out for the holidays are at their most beautiful, everyone is in good spirits, and it’s a perfect opportunity to discover how holidays are celebrated elsewhere. Visitors to Barcelona, Spain will discover an interesting mix of Christian celebrations and Catalan traditions during the winter holiday season. Mild Mediterranean weather, fewer tourists than […]

Best Baby Gear for Masculine Dads

Even though we’re a decade deep into the 21st century, certain types of baby travel gear—such as diaper bags, carriers, and even strollers—are decidedly effeminate in their character and aesthetic. The number of single fathers in the U.S. has grown steadily over the past few years, but marketers have often refused to play along, continuing […]

Top 10 Orlando Attractions for Families

Orlando, Florida is one of the most visited family travel destinations in the world, and for good reason. The sunny weather and the huge variety of Orlando attractions for every age group make this a great place to plan a family vacation that will rank in the ‘best ever’ category. My family’s trip to Orlando surpassed my […]

Howling Hootenanny Halloween at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village

It’s that time of year again. Days grow shorter, temperatures drop and children are preoccupied with thoughts of pumpkins, costumes and pillowcases full of candy. Anticipation of trick-or-treating bubbles over like a witch’s cauldron and families like ours head out on weekends looking for some seasonal fun. If your travels ever find you in my hometown of Toronto during October, you’ll find Halloween […]

Haunted Walking Tours in South Carolina & Georgia

I love a good scare. But the things that scare me most aren’t just goblins and ghouls at haunted houses, they’re real ghost stories taken from history. If you’ve never been on a haunted walking tour, give one a try! Some tours are definitely adults only, but there are also fabulous tours designed for families with kids (albeit […]

5 Finds for Families with Kids in Sicily

Most visitors to Sicily head for the old world charm of Palermo, the biothermal wonder of Mount Aetna or the antiquated charm of Taormina and Agrigento—all well worth a visit. But take one of the smaller exits off the autostrada anywhere near the coast, as we did this summer when my family of five and […]