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Maui with Kids – Best Maui Activities for Families

Maui with kids is a dream come true. Stunning beaches, rainbow-colored Hawaiian shaved ice, luaus with fire dancers…what’s not to love? From babies and toddlers to tweens and teens, there’s something for all ages to enjoy on this Hawaiian island. I’ve asked travel experts to share their picks for the best Maui activities for families. […]

Should Your Teen Do a Gap Year After High School?

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could have time off to clear your head and explore the world? Luckily for today’s teens, they can take a gap year after high school before entering college or pursuing a career. The popularity of gap years has spread across the Atlantic and is increasingly becoming an option for […]

Things to Do in Central Park with Kids in Every Season

Central Park with kids is a must for any New York City family vacation. In every season, NYC’s biggest park offers a wide range of attractions sure to please visitors of all ages. As a native New Yorker, I’m always discovering new things when I explore Central Park and you will, too. Here are the […]

Road Trip with Teens – Tips for a Smooth Journey

Want to be cooped up with angst-ridden, hormonal teenagers in a small space for hours and hours while speeding down the highway? This may not sound like paradise. But road trips with teens and tweens can be doable and (dare I say it?!) downright fun. That is, if you plan ahead. Buckle up for adventure […]

Tips for Traveling with a Teen or Tween for a Happy Family Vacation

As a mom who has traveled to destinations around the world with a teen and tween, I’ve gathered some useful info along the way that has made our vacations much more enjoyable for the whole family. If your kid weren’t strung out on hormones and freaked about leaving their friends for a getaway with the […]

Best Road Trip from Phoenix: Southwest National Parks and Las Vegas

Looking for the best road trip from Phoenix? We’ve got you covered! This amazing itinerary includes the natural beauty of Southwest National Parks, the splashy fun of Lake Powell, and the glitz of Las Vegas. You’ll find options to modify this Arizona, Southern Utah and Nevada road trip to meet your desired vacation length and […]

Fun Things to Do in Ottawa in Fall with Kids

Fall in Ottawa is particularly pretty and full of fun activities for kids. Ottawa, Ontario is where your family will find historic attractions, the impressive Rideau Canal and, of course, our Parliament where the Prime Minister and elected officials get down to business. Here’s a look at seven fun things to do in Ottawa in […]

Audiobooks for Family Road Trips that Kids AND Parents Enjoy

Audiobooks for family road trips make the miles zip by. Before leaving home, load up on audio stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. This list of the best audiobooks for road trips includes picks for young children, grade school aged kids, and teens. Plus, these audiobooks for kids of all ages are sure to be a hit […]

Yes! Amsterdam IS for Kids!

Should you travel to Amsterdam with kids? As an American expat who has lived in the Netherlands with my children for 20 years, I wholeheartedly say, YES! Amsterdam is for kids! While the city is sometimes known more for rowdy grown-up activities than kid-friendly fare, there is an abundance of wonderful attractions for families here. […]

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 […]

8 Unplugged Road Trip Activities for Kids

Sure, kids love movies and video games, but there are lots of things to do on the road without powering up. How do you survive a multi-week, 3,000-mile road trip that covers two countries and six states? Lots and lots of planning. A bit of luck helps, too. Every year, I take my kids on […]

Best Travel Games for Kids from Toddlers to Teens

Whether your family is flying the friendly skies, taking a train, or road tripping it, you’re going to need to keep your offspring occupied. Thankfully, many board games come in travel sizes to entertain kids on the go. Card games and travel board games keep minds active during the journey, at restaurants, and back in […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Are you considering buying Rosetta Stone to learn a new language with your kids? My family has had great success in learning to speak and read foreign languages with this online service. Rosetta Stone can help brush up language skills, augment school-taught language classes, or add foreign language to your homeschooling curriculum. This review covers […]