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Family Travel Tips

General tips for how to travel with kids, affording travel, and managing the logistics around family travel.

Know-before-you-go Tips for Visiting a Christmas Tree Farm

A visit to a Christmas Tree farm is one of our family’s most treasured holiday traditions. Rain or shine, we’re there the weekend after Thanksgiving picking out our tree. The chilly air, filled with the smell of fresh pine and the sound of happy children running from tree to tree saying “Ooooh! What about this tree?”...

Preparing Kids to Travel

Featured Image By BigStock/yarruta My dad has a favorite expression: “You see what you know.” In other words, if you’re walking down the street and you know that a certain building is there, you’ll look at it. Otherwise, you’ll pass it without a glance. Kids operate the same way. Ever wonder when you’re traveling with...

How to Overcome Jet Lag with Young Children

Photo By: BigStock/Wavebreak Media Ltd I am standing in a corner of a grand stairwell in the renowned Musee de Louvre in Paris, pushing a screaming toddler for what seems like an eternity. I’m try to avoid the gaze of kind and unkind stares from fellow tourist wondering who the mother of the screaming child is....

Cherry Farms: Tips and Tricks for Visiting with Young Kids

Photo by: Bigstock/famveldman If there were ever a fruit worthy of a special trip to the farm, I’d say it’s “Cherries.” Okay…I confess. I do have an obsession with picking my own cherries. Since the first time I had the pleasure of picking these wonderfully sweet and juicy little things, I’ve declared it a yearly...

How to Help Your Kids Explore Family History Through Travel

Photo Courtesy of BigStock/Wavebreak Media Ltd My kids have a hodgepodge of ethnic backgrounds. Take one Russian grandfather and one Polish grandmother, add two Anglo-Irish-Welsh grandparents and three religions, and they are the cultural equivalent of mixed nuts. I would love to take them on a whirlwind tour of their roots from Dublin to Vladivostok,...

Camping for the First Time with Baby or Young Kids

My husband and I started tent camping for the first time at campgrounds together on a 4th of July holiday (many years ago). Both of us were brand new to camping but were excited to try it out. After our first experience we were hooked. Even when kids entered our lives, we were determined to keep...

Budget Travel Tips: Saving Money on Lodging

It may be easy to book a hotel room, but it’s rarely the most economical. Consider how most families spend a third to half of the cost of their trip on accommodation alone; lodging is one area that you could save big. Check out these budget travel tips to save big time on lodging. Photo by:...

Budget Travel Tips: Family Vacation on a Shoestring

Many people think in order to fuel a travel addiction it must mean you’ve got loads of disposable income. But that’s not really true. Our travel team definitely has the travelbug, but many of them are also really smart about finding deals and making those fun dollars stretch. Here are some of our secrets to...

Budget Travel Tips: Find Cheap Travel Deals on Attractions

Did you know that there are lots of ways to get cheap travel tickets to attractions and to find ways to have loads of fun for free? Time spent researching and planning ahead really pays off so that you’re never paying full price. With a family of four, the savings can really add up. Lead...
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