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Save Your Holiday Season Sanity with this Simple Trick

Did you ever have a year when you just couldn’t get your act together to buy a Christmas tree, let alone decorate it? The holidays can be overwhelming with so many to-dos to accomplish, and pressure to feel jolly all the while. Before your “ho ho hos” and “fa la las” turn into “no no nos,” try […]

5 Winter Road Trip Tips You Need to Know Before You Go

You’ve got the bags packed and the route all planned out. But is your car ready for a winter road trip? Slick roads and limited visibility due to snow or sleet can make winter driving a challenge. Here are five tips from Autotrader to make sure your car is ready for a safe winter journey. This story […]

How to do a Home Exchange – Part 1

Would you like to have lots of space to spread out on vacation, with a kitchen for snacks and convenient meals, separate bedrooms for all family members, and maybe even a big yard with a swing-set for the kids? Would you like all of this for free, or almost free? If you said, “Yes!” — a […]

8 Reasons You Should Visit Disneyland in Fall

Running from the Fall Equinox in mid-September through the Winter Solstice in December, fall makes a fabulous season to visit Disneyland. As summer crowds head back to school and Southern California temperatures begin to cool, holiday festivities of all sorts take center stage. Check out these eight reasons to fall in love with Disneyland in fall. […]

Walt Disney World FastPass+ Tips for Savvy Parents

Embarking on a Walt Disney World vacation can require a lot of advanced planning. But all of that planning will save your family hours and hours of waiting in lines, thereby increasing the magic of your Disney vacation. FastPass+ makes planning your trip easier. It allows you to reserve access to some theme park attractions, entertainment and character […]

10 Traveling with Baby Tips from a Travel Daddy

It’s a common myth that traveling with babies is impossible. In fact, this falsehood is one of the main reasons my wife and I waited nine years before finally starting a family. We were afraid kids would end our travel lifestyle. However, at 10 months old, our son Deacon has already visited Florida, New York City, the North […]

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet to Add Joy to the Journey

Because you love your pet, you probably feel at least a little guilty leaving Fido or Fluffy behind while you’re traveling. Bringing your pet along on vacation may be the answer. Traveling with your pet isn’t for every owner or animal, though. It takes extra planning and patience, but it can be super rewarding for both the person and the […]

Dos & Don’ts of Disney’s Castaway Cay

While Disney’s Castaway Cay in The Bahamas is a wee isle, 3.1 miles long and 2.2 miles wide, it’s packed with so much to do, you might have a hard time deciding how to spend your time. There’s sunbathing, waterslides, bike trails, open-air massages, two water play areas, parasailing, fishing, a stingray interaction adventure and more. Caribbean cruisers aboard Disney’s Fantasy […]

Make Your Travel Dreams Come True with Retirement Planning

There often seems to be this big debate when it comes to traveling versus saving for your retirement.  I don’t think the two have to be polar opposites. It’s entirely possible to live a well crafted life that includes plenty of travel now and during the years after you stop working. Here’s how I intend to make […]

10 Tips for Taking the Best Travel Photos

With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, it’s time to organize your travel photos so you can savor those vacation memories for years to come. Or maybe you’re going to sneak in one last road trip of the season? You want to take the best travel photos, of course. I’m going […]

Safety Tips to Prevent Losing Your Child in a Public Place

I lost my son at the beach. It was a gorgeous summer day. We’d planned an exciting beach day in Oostende, on the North Sea on the Belgian coast. We weren’t alone; half of Belgium seemed to have the same idea and the beach was packed. Here is my experience, and safety tips to prevent losing […]

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 […]

10 Tips for Visiting EPCOT with Kids

Parents planning a trip to Walt Disney World might be inclined to skip EPCOT based on the mistaken assumption that kids won’t appreciate the park’s focus on technology and world cultures. Children, however, love to set off on a fantastical journey into the future and around the world at this incredible theme park.  There are two distinct […]