Category: Travel Tips

Traveling with Kids during the school year

The Teacher’s Guide to Traveling with Children During the School Year

That is so awesome that you are taking time to travel with your family! I truly believe that travel is an experience that everyone deserves and needs. Seeing the world is not only fun, but it also enriches our lives and expands our perspectives. By traveling abroad with your children, you are taking a pivotal […]

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Family Travel Bloggers Share Their Best Family Experiences for 2016

Can you believe it’s December? 2016 is just around the corner! To inspire a sense of joy and wonder for the new year I’ve asked 12 family travel bloggers to tell us about their most unforgettable family experience. Their experiences take us from Iceland to Hawaii, from Africa to Asia, winter through summer. And they’re […]

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Urban Adventures: City Hiking with Kids

Hiking does not require access to forest trails or mountaintops, nature preserves or valley fields. These are all great places for a trot through nature, but cities can offer some of the many same advantages when hiking with the kids. Commune with nature. The right route through a city can offer beautiful neighborhood gardens, grassy parks […]

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Multigenerational Travel: 10 Tips for a Successful Multigenerational Trip

Although far from a new concept, multigenerational travel (trips involving three generations or more) is on the rise. On the one hand, multigenerational family households are increasing. As reported in this article, “57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012, double the number who […]

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Ethnic Neighborhoods Are the Perfect Fix for Cultural Wanderlust

Although my husband and I love to explore other cultures with our kids, we don’t have the time, the energy or the finances to jet off every weekend. Luckily, we live in San Francisco where several ethnic neighborhoods offer the perfect fix for our cultural wanderlust. On a recent weekend we decided to “travel” to […]

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9 Compelling Reasons to Travel with Kids

Do you travel as a family? Are you always counting the days until your next adventure? Or do you feel overwhelmed and short of breath at the thought of leaving home with the kids for more than a few hours? Perhaps you’re waiting for the children to be a bit older so they will remember […]

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10 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Kids

Are you hitting the road with the kids in tow this summer? If so, here are 10 tips to make the trip more pleasant. We’ve based these ideas on prior mistakes we’ve made … er, I mean, adventures we’ve had along the way. Not surprisingly, most are about keeping the backseat occupants entertained. “By failing […]

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7 Ideas for Making Plane Travel with Kids Easier!

Do you tend to overpack your carry-on in shear terror of running out of ways to entertain your kids midway through the flight? I do. Do you find yourself schleping car seats and strollers through the airport while balancing bags tossed over your shoulder and hanging off both arms? Yep, same here. I just stepped […]

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5 Simple Ways To Travel Responsibly With Kids

As we learn more about the impact travel has on the world and its cultures, many people are looking for experiences that will leave less of a footprint while also providing a more authentic and enriching experience. The latest buzz phrases “sustainable travel” and “responsible travel” and all that attaches to them can make traveling as […]

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Travel Destination: Playgrounds

When we are traveling, one of our kids’ favorite activities is playing at a local playground. I have to admit, I love this too. From a cutlural immersion standpoint, it doesn’t get much better than letting your kids run, play and make friends with local kids. Whether visiting another country or just another town or […]

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