Traveling with Kids

Packing Hacks for Families: 5 Family Travel Pro Packing Tips

If your family is far-flung (as ours is), the upcoming holiday season means at least one trip away from home with your kiddo(s) in tow. But are you ready? Do you know how to pack like a pro? If you’ve never done an extended trip by car or plane with your offspring, the thought of …

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Best Travel Carseat Ever (Hint: it’s not a carseat!)

Now that we’re moving past the worst of the pandemic, are you ready to hit the road again with your kiddos? Or perhaps even take to the skies with them? Or maybe you’re just getting out and about in taxis more. Whichever of these scenarios fits best, having the best travel carseat will make your …

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Essential Family Road Trip Hacks to Travel Safely

Planning a family road trip? These family road trip essentials and road trip hacks will ensure a smooth trip in these uncertain times.

Planning a Family Road Trip During the Pandemic? Here’s How to Travel Safely: So many families love to travel in the summer, but this has been a year unlike any other. The girls and I were supposed to be on a Girl Scout trip to London and Paris right now. That’s been cancelled, along with …

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Quick Tips to Save on Last-Minute Road Trips

Looking to squeeze in one final getaway before the kids are back to school? We’ve used all these tips to save on last-minute road trips this summer!

This has been the Summer of the Road Trip for the girls and me. Between our epic Laura Ingalls Wilder road trip with my mama, and our more recent week of camping, the girls and I have been in 20 different states. (!) Which has meant lots of last-minute hotel reservations and the like, once …

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100 Genius Hacks to Make Family Tent Camping Easier

Whether you're new to camping or are experienced campers trying to add kids into the mix, these 100 must-have tips will make family tent camping easier.

Essential Ways to Make Family Camping More Comfortable: Now that summer’s in full swing, have you been camping yet? Or are you still gearing up for your first family outdoor adventure? My hubby and I used to go camping several times each summer, until the girls entered our lives. While he wasn’t game for camping …

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Want Less Stress Traveling With Kids? Try These Tips!

You know what you want: for things to be less stressful traveling with kids. But how do you get there? These tips are your roadmap to that calmer place.

Tips to Make Traveling with Kids Less Stressful: The idea of traveling with kids can strike terror in the hearts of inexperienced parents everywhere. Traveling can be stressful at the best of times. But when you add kids into the mix, it can be even more stressful. However, there ARE ways to make vacationing w …

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Save Money When Visiting Disneyland Park

If you're considering a family trip to California's Disneyland Park, read these tips as you plan, so you can save money when visiting Disneyland.

7 Tips To Help You Save Money At Disneyland I’ll admit, I’ve never been to Walt Disney World in Florida. And my last visit to Disneyland in California was about two decades ago. But honestly, much as I have fond memories of my visits, the thought of taking the girls there gives me sticker shock. …

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Getting Your Home Ready For Vacation: Your Pre-Trip Must-Do’s Checklist

When you're planning a family trip, do you think about getting your home ready for vacation, too? If not, you should! Here's how, in 10 easy steps.

Yay – summer’s almost here! And that means that summer fun is just around the corner. With kids out of school for the summer, many families try to squeeze in at least one vacation somewhere fun. But while you’re getting your bags packed and crossing off all those last-minute to-do’s, it’s important not to forget …

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Fun Things To Do On Kauai With Kids

Considering a trip to Kauai with your keiki (kids)? This list of fun things to do on Kauai with kids, based on our own travels, will get you set to go!

Kauai’s Best Family-Friendly Attractions and Activities: The Aloha State may have a rep as a destination for honeymooners, but it’s a fabulous place for a family vacation, too. We (Dear Hubby and the girls, my mama, and my bro Evan/SIL Alicia/niece Abby) took an extended-family vacation to the Garden Island of Kauai a few months …

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Why Families Should Visit The Azores

Considering a trip to the Azores? This post offers what you need to know when deciding whether to visit the Azores with your family.

5 Reasons To Visit The Azores In Portugal As a parent, your job is to raise your child to be an informed member of the global community. This means bringing them face-to-face with cultures and environments different from their immediate surroundings. One of the easiest (and our personal fave) ways to do this is through …

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Tips for Making Family Travel Easier (And More Fun!)

Traveling as a large family or extended family unit can be tough. These hacks for making family travel easier will also make it more fun and stress-free!

Heading Abroad As A Large Family Without Feeling Stressed If your family is anything like ours, you LOVE to travel. And with any luck, you’ve already figured out on your own (or read my posts on) how to pack more efficiently (especially packing for longer trips in minimal space), how to save money on family …

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Why Your Kids Need To Travel

Not convinced your kids need to travel? Once you learn about the ways kids benefit from travel, you'll never think about family trips the same way again.

Kids Benefit From Travel. Here’s How: Yes, there’s a lot to consider before you travel with kids. But if you think your kids can’t handle travel, or think YOU can’t pull it off, think again. Your kids need to travel, more than you could ever imagine. You’d be surprised at how much traveling can offer …

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Quick Family Getaway? Read This First

Considering a quick family getaway? Easier said than done, compared to life before kids. Read these tips so you've got your bases covered before you commit.

Taking your kids on a trip is a fabulous opportunity, if you can swing it. They learn new things. They get to try different foods, experience different cultures, gain exposure to new languages, and experience new ways of life. All of these benefits will stretch their minds and their world-views in ways that are priceless. …

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Is Taking Your Kids To Concerts/Festivals A Good Idea?

Yes, you love your music. But does that mean it's a good idea to drag your kids along to concerts or music festivals? Here's what you need to consider.

If you love live music, you may be eager to let your kids experience it. It could even be a chance for them to see their favorite artists in the flesh. That said, concerts can get rowdy. Plus, there are other concerns such as noise levels, and the need to keep your kids occupied between …

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How To Visit National Parks For Free!

How'd you like to visit national parks in the US for FREE for an entire year? If your family includes a student in 4th grade, this post tells you how!

How would your family like to visit national park sites in the United States for FREE, for an entire year? Did you know that some families can qualify for a free annual pass to visit all the parks they want? And whether you qualify has nothing to do with financial status! Sound too good to …

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How To Vacation More With Your Family

Do you wish you and your family could just get away from it all more often? These tips will help you to stress less and vacation more!

There are a lot of people stuck in the same rut. They want to travel more, see more of the world, and spend quality time with their family. But they simply have trouble finding the time, and/or the money, to vacation more. We keep putting it off, expecting that our responsibilities will shrink in the …

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Tips On Visiting New York City As A Family

Considering a trip to New York City as a family? These tips will help you plan smart, get the most bang for your buck, and truly enjoy your trip!

No question, New York is one of the most famous and popular cities in the world. However, its relationship with family travelers can be complicated. On the one hand, NYC has so much to offer in terms of attractions and things to do. On the other, the tiny hotel rooms and inflated prices can be …

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Your Carsick Kid Plan-Ahead Survival Guide

Ever had a carsick kid? Trust us, it's not fun. This plan-ahead guide will help you be ready when disaster strikes while you're on the road.

Have you ever had a carsick kid? If you haven’t been down that road yet, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. But don’t expect your luck will hold forever. All it takes is one episode to scare any car-owning parent out of their complacence. Trust me. Alas, we’ve been down this road enough …

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Save Money when Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids doesn't have to break the bank. These hacks have helped us save money when traveling with kids over the years; how much will YOU save?

Traveling with kids doesn’t have to break the bank. There are lots of ways to save money when traveling with kids (or without them, for that matter!) that I’ve learned, sometimes from my own genius mama, sometimes from my own trial and error. Not all of these will work for all kids in all stages, …

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