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How to Use Essential Oils for Travel and at Home

Essential oils for travel can help improve sleep, relieve stress, and avoid motion sickness. Which essential oils are best for travel? Read my interview with essential oils aficionado and family travel expert, Hilarye Fuller, to learn which essential oils to pack for your family vacation. What are essential oils? Essential oils are gifts from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teach Kids the Meaning of Remembrance and Veterans Day Through Travel and at Home

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, hostilities ceased on the Western Front when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allied Forces. Thus, ended the Great War. Many believed this was “the war to end all wars.” Armistice Day commemorated the date. Following World War II, the […]

Tips For Expats and Soon-to-Be Expats

Dreaming of moving to a foreign country and becoming an expat? Then start planning NOW with these expat tips. The more time you have to prepare, the better off you’re going to be. Believe me, as an American expat who moved to the Netherlands with my husband and three young sons, I learned a lot […]

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 […]

How to Decorate a Travel Themed Bedroom for Kids

Want to spark your child’s curiosity about the world while traveling AND at home? Trimming a kid’s space with travel touches will inspire a love of exploration and teach global understanding from a young age. You don’t need a lot of money to create an impressive room your children will love, either. Follow these five easy […]

Travel Tips for Single Parents

My fellow single parents know that even under normal, everyday circumstances single parenting comes with many challenges. I’ve had friends familiar with my daily routine as a single mom refer to my typical day as an athletic undertaking. If a regular day is an athletic event, then traveling alone with children is an Olympic event. […]

15 Best Travel Movies for Kids that Parents Will Love Too

Your family can escape to an exciting destination from the comfort of your couch with these fantastic travel movies for kids. Inspire wanderlust, learn about other cultures, and have a whole lot of fun with this list of kid-friendly movies about travel that appeal to all ages. 1. Finding Nemo This is the ultimate “road […]

Rover In Home Pet Sitting for Travelers and Animal Lovers

As a pet mom who travels often, I know how important it is to find excellent, reliable care for my dogs while I’m away. Rover.com offers in home pet sitting and animal lodging options in the pet sitter’s residence, plus dog-walking services and drop-by pet visits. Animal lovers seeking income will also appreciate Rover for […]

Booking Hotels ~ How to Avoid Scams and Marketing Ploys

When booking hotels, it makes good sense to research options and read online reviews. But it’s just as important to protect yourself from deceptive booking sites. In 2017 alone, $5 billion was spent in fraudulent and misleading hotel bookings according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). That’s a whole lotta money lost by […]

Travel Sleep Tips for Babies & Kids from a Child Sleep Expert

Getting good sleep while on vacation is one of the biggest challenges of traveling with kids. Read these eight travel sleeping tips for babies, toddlers and kids from a child sleep expert to ensure restful nights during your family getaway. I learned how to pack in restful vacations for the whole family during an interview with Davis Ehrler, […]

8 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

There are so many reasons to learn a foreign language and zero reasons not to acquire this useful skill. Read on to discover eight reasons why you should start learning a foreign language today! This story is brought to you in partnership with Rosetta Stone. 1. Gain a better understanding of other cultures. Language is […]