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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 […]

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 […]

7 Helpful Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler can seem like a daunting task. How will you keep your little one content while on the road? What if junior cries throughout the whole journey? How can you make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These seven helpful tips […]

8 Vacation Laundry Tips to Make Your Travels Easier

Keeping up with mounds of laundry can be a struggle at home. When traveling, dealing with laundry is inconvenient at best and downright daunting at worst. As a mom of three children I’ve dealt with my share of dirty laundry on the road. Follow these eight vacation laundry tips to keep your clothes clean on […]

10 Essential Tips for Traveling with Kids Who Have Disabilities

Before we had kids, my husband and I traveled as often as we could — we hiked in Patagonia, Chile; roamed around Ireland by car; and honeymooned in Bali. Then our first child, Max, had a stroke at birth that resulted in cerebral palsy. Kids can put a bit of a damper on your wanderlust. […]

How to Make Dad Happy on Family Vacation

A good dad reads bedtime stories, does his share of the household chores, works hard to pay the bills, and always puts his family first. All he really wants is for his kids and his wife (or partner) to be happy. But what about dear ol’ dad’s happiness? Here are five travel tips that are […]

Babymoon Tips for Parents-to-Be

What is a babymoon? Parents-to-be connect, relax and enjoy each other’s company before the child is born and life changes forever on a babymoon vacation. These couples retreats have become a hot travel trend for expectant couples seeking one last baby-free vacation. Here are some babymoon tips from travel experts to help you make the […]

Best Travel Snacks for Families on the Go

The easiest way to keep children’s hands and mouths busy on road trips or flights is with snacks, snacks and more snacks. Snacks that travel well keep kids content during the journey and fueled up for fun on the go. Let’s dig into these nine time-saving travel snacks and food suggestions for kids that are […]

Smart Tips for Saving Money While Traveling with Kids

Kids are expensive. There are groceries to buy, bodies to clothe, birthday parties to host, and college funds to save for. It’s enough to make you consider skipping this year’s family vacation. But traveling together helps parents and children connect with each other and create lifelong memories. Besides, what’s the point of working so hard […]

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit – Book Review & Author Interview

Considering a vacation in Canada? 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit will inspire and guide any parent planning a trip in the world’s second largest country. This book is filled with funny, relatable anecdotes about exploring Canada with kids. It’s also packed with destination-specific recommendations and photos. There’s even a handy section on travel […]

How to Save Money on Flights with Next Vacay’s Travel Hacking Service

My family’s multi-state car trip last week was miserable. “A fun road trip!” we thought. That is, until our toddler son started to scream wildly as he launched anything he could get his hands on at me, the driver. This continued for most of the 11-hour journey. Flying would have saved us many long, stressful […]

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 Kids on the Autism Spectrum

By definition, vacations are a break from the predictability of our work, school and home routine. But for children on the autism spectrum who thrive on structure, the idea of venturing outside their familiar framework can be overwhelming. While traveling with kids on the autism spectrum presents challenges for parents, the overall benefits are worth a few […]