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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 […]

June 1, 2015

10 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Kids

The end of our two-week road trip through Portugal and Spain had us living the farm life in Spain’s north central province of Asturias. Well, actually, the real end of the trip was in La Rioja. The best part of those last few days of vacation, and the only part worth mentioning (aside from the, […]

August 13, 2014

Tales from the Road (Trip) … With Kids Part 6 (Asturias, Spain)

Spain’s northwestern-most province, Galicia with kids is a must! With amazing seafood, great wines, beautiful beaches and a strikingly beautiful coastline, there’s something for everyone. While Galicia may seem remote in relation to Spanish geography, it’s actually closer to Madrid than Maine is to New York City.  Which is to say that if you should […]

June 24, 2014

Tales from the Road (Trip) … With Kids Part 5 (Galicia, Spain)

By introducing kids to other cultures, we expand their horizons, teach them to respect others and ultimately help them to become open and accepting individuals. To achieve this you don’t necessarily need to pack your passports and cross international borders. Cultures vary, not only between countries, but also within countries.  You can experience different values, […]

May 13, 2014

How to Introduce Your Kids to New Cultures without Leaving the Country

We are fresh off of our two-week road trip through parts of Spain and Portugal. Having survived fairly unscathed, we have a list of the 15 items you absolutely must, or at least really, really should, bring along on a road trip with kids. BabyBjorn Travel Crib. We love the BabyBjorn Travel Crib! Sleeping in […]

May 6, 2014

15 Items You Need for a Road Trip with Kids

En route from Lisbon, to Galicia we decided to spend a night in the Douro Valley, Portugal’s famed wine region. We selected the Aquapura Hotel because it has a great reputation, was in good proximity to wineries and they were offering an amazing deal on the rooms. Our grand plan was as follows: 1.  Check […]

April 28, 2014

Wine Tasting with Kids in the Douro Valley, Portugal (Tales from the Road (Trip) … with Kids Part 4)

The beautiful infinity pool at Aquapura. Grapevines and the River Douro are the perfect backdrop.

We started our two week road trip through Northern Portugal and Spain on Saturday. We packed the car in advance the night before so we could basically get up, feed the kids and go. Of course there were last minute things to do in the morning but we were in the car by 10:00 and […]

April 8, 2014

Tales from the Road (Trip) … With Kids Part 1 (Evora, Portugal)

Roman ruins in Evora, Portugal.