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Family Travel

Be flexible, slow down, pack smart, carry snacks and get enough sleep:

family travel can be a rewarding experience if you keep in mind a few basic tips.

Family Travel Destinations

Disneyland at Christmas: What to See, Do and Eat

Disneyland at Christmas: What to See, Do and Eat

Disneyland at Christmas. There’s nothing more magical than the Happiest Place on Earth during the holidays. But visiting Disneyland at Christmas can be an overwhelming experience with so much to see, do and eat - and with so many people. Here are the things you need...

Oregon Bucket List: 27 Cool Attractions and Places to Visit

Oregon Bucket List: 27 Cool Attractions and Places to Visit

Oregon is full of incredible places to discover and adventures to be had. Explore the mountains, hike to waterfalls, relax in hot springs, visit the wineries, enjoy the quirky city of Portland, drive through the deserts, and so much more! There are endless ways to...

15 Amazing US National Parks to Visit With Kids

15 Amazing US National Parks to Visit With Kids

Some of my favorite memories are from visiting national parks – both growing up, and with my own kids. Every National Park in the US has something unique for kids to see, do and learn. A family vacation becomes an adventure when you visit a national park! To help you...

Things to Do in Portland, Oregon With Kids

Things to Do in Portland, Oregon With Kids

There are a variety of things to do near Portland, Oregon. It's hard to narrow down what to do while in Portland because the area offers a vast array of outdoor fun. The attractions in the Portland area appeal to all ages.  We spent five days enjoying various...

Hawaii Big Island With Kids: Things To Do

Hawaii Big Island With Kids: Things To Do

The Hawaiian Islands offer a huge variety of activities for families. We recommend the Big Island with kids as it offers the best diversity of Hawaii. We drove around the entire island to explore and discovered cool things to do on the Big Island with our four kids....

7 Places to Visit in Oregon with Kids

7 Places to Visit in Oregon with Kids

Our recent trip included places to visit in Oregon, USA that provided fun, educational, and unique experiences for our kids, as well as Mom and Dad. Our route took us west from Portland along Highway 6 to spend our time along the Oregon Coast. I recommend the...

Orange County Hikes for Kids in Southern California

Orange County Hikes for Kids in Southern California

My husband and I are avid hikers, and we usually take the kids with us when we hit the trails. About once a month, we find a local kid friendly hike to enjoy. Sometimes our hikes are more like nature walks with fun stops along the way, and sometimes the trails can be...

Things to Do in London With Kids: Favorite Activities and Tips

Things to Do in London With Kids: Favorite Activities and Tips

Travel to London with kids? Yes, taking three young children to London is not something I would have ordinarily undertaken, but a couple years ago, we did just that. The reason for dragging the kids along is simple – my sister, who has lived in London for nearly a...

Travel to India With Kids: Our Tips After Living There For One Year

Travel to India With Kids: Our Tips After Living There For One Year

When my oldest children were 3 and 1, our family spent a year living in India. Traveling to India from the US with kids was a big feat. We discovered many cultural differences from the US. Some were expected, and others caught me by surprise. Sharing the beauty and...

Family Travel Tips & Resources

Disney Day Bag: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Disney Day Bag: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Planning a Disney vacation with kids can be overwhelming. There is so much to see, do, eat...and pack! A Disney Day Bag is a must when you visit the park with kids. I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times. I've visited in every sort of weather, from torrential...

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

A family road trip is easy, right? Simply load up the car, fill the tank, and drive to your destination to see relatives, explore exciting new places, or revisit old favorites. Well, it's not quite that simple A successful road trip with kids takes planning and...

10 Best Travel Toys for Younger Kids

10 Best Travel Toys for Younger Kids

Planning a family road trip?  Or will you be flying with a baby and kids? Be prepared with travel toys to reduce the number of times your children say "Are we there yet?" Size matters when it comes to travel toys. When choosing toys to pack for travel, consider how...

10 Clever Ideas to Create a Travel Memory Book

10 Clever Ideas to Create a Travel Memory Book

One of the biggest mistakes travelers make is assuming you won’t forget the experiences or emotions of the places you visit. It’s important to document your travels so those memories stay with you after you've returned home. Take time to create a travel journal or...

Hiking Gear List and Tips for a Day Hike With Kids

Hiking Gear List and Tips for a Day Hike With Kids

My husband and I both grew up with a love of hiking and enjoying the outdoors. It’s something we’ve continued to do as we added to our family. Now with four kids, we still take the whole crew on local Orange County hikes at least once a month. We share tips and list...

Breastfeeding Tips For Traveling With a Baby

Breastfeeding Tips For Traveling With a Baby

Traveling with children is tricky enough, but flying with a baby who is still nursing means one more thing to worry about. But it doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow some basic breastfeeding tips while traveling with your child! Don’t be afraid of flying,...

Flying with a Baby and Toddlers: Tips for Carryon and Activities

Flying with a Baby and Toddlers: Tips for Carryon and Activities

The prospect of flying with a baby and toddlers may be frightening, especially if they’ve never been on an airplane before. How will they react? Is the baby going to cry the whole flight? Will your toddler refuse to wear his seatbelt? I have four children and have...

10 Practical Tips For Babies at the Beach

10 Practical Tips For Babies at the Beach

Beach babies are the best.  I live near the beach and love taking my baby, toddler and kids often.  Taking a baby to the beach, however, is a little more work and requires a bit of extra planning. Always pack the beach essentials - sunscreen for baby, baby sun hat and...

10 Healthy Snacks for Travel, Road Trips and Hiking

10 Healthy Snacks for Travel, Road Trips and Hiking

Does this ever happen to you? Without fail, about an hour into any road trip, I get hungry. I can hear the snacks and drinks from the gas stations calling my name as I drive past. The trick to fighting off these snack attacks is PLANNING! Healthy road trip snacks...

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