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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 with Kids: Family Activities and Things to Do

Oregon with Kids: Family Activities and Things to Do

Oregon is a bucket list destination due to its juxtaposition of alt-cool and outdoor adventure with Mt. Hood, coastal beaches, waterfalls and food. World-class attractions, interactive museums, zoos, state parks, a national park and 363 miles of beach lines...

Portland with Kids – Top Places to Visit and Awesome Attractions

Portland with Kids – Top Places to Visit and Awesome Attractions

When we first began creating our Oregon bucket list, we knew exactly what we wanted - a Portland itinerary that provided the perfect balance of fun, education and unique experiences for our kids, as well as Mom and Dad. There are so many amazing places to visit in...

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! There are...

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....

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

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 for younger kids 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...

Top 15 Tips for Taking Babies to the Beach

Top 15 Tips for Taking Babies to the Beach

Aren’t beach babies just the cutest?! I’m lucky enough to live very close the beach and absolutely love taking my toddler, big kids and baby to the beach as often as I can. However, taking babies to the beach requires a little more work and a bit of extra planning in...

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

We absolutely love taking our kids on hikes. From a young age, we’ve always gone on day hikes with the kids. Obviously, hiking with kids is not without its challenges. Being avid hikers, we’re confident we’ve figured out almost everything there is to hiking with kids...

10 Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

10 Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

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...

20 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes: The Perfect Road Trip Snack

20 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes: The Perfect Road Trip Snack

Are you looking for healthy road trip snack ideas? One portable snack that's perfect for on-the-go travel is a granola bar. It's easy to pack and eat in the car or while walking. But, if you look at the labels, most of the commercial granola bars available at the...

Travel Memory Book and Keepsake Ideas

Travel Memory Book and Keepsake Ideas

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 memory book,...

Disney Packing List: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Disney Packing List: 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...

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...

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