Tag: 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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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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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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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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A Weekend with Kids in New England

We’ve moved back to the States from two years abroad in Spain. Unsure of our next destination, we opted to spend the summer on the east coast with family. My husband envisioned a quiet summer spent with the grandparents – the kids happily entertained. We’ve been together for 16 years. He should know better! Our […]

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Watching the planes - Our Whole Village

7 Unique Tips for Plane Travel with Kids

We’ve all read the typical articles with tips for plane travel with kids. By now you likely know you need to pack snacks, iPad/DVD player, headphones, coloring/activity books, crayons/markers/pencils, new little surprises to break out along the way, extra diapers and wipes, a change of clothes (in case someone loses their lunch or a diaper […]

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15 Items You Need for a Road Trip with Kids

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 […]

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A Weekend with Kids in San Francisco (Part 2)

Welcome back to San Francisco! I hope you came dressed in layers and are ready to take to the hills. I suggest starting where we left off.  North Beach – San Francisco’s Italian neighborhood and home to crooked Lombard Street. If you are staying at one of the hotels I mentioned in A Weekend with […]

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Know Your (Kids’) Limits – More on Winery Visits

We all know our own limits when it comes to tasting and drinking wine.  And that’s obviously very important.  It’s just as important, however, to know your kids’ limits as well.  No, of course I don’t mean their limits with respect to tasting wine.  I mean their limits with respect to how many wineries they’ll […]

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