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Tips for Family Travel

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

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...

5 Tips For Taking Stunning Family Vacation Photos

Whenever I stand back and watch my kids having fun, I feel the strongest desire to capture their laughter or that furrowed brow in a little glass jar. Unfortunately, our kids are growing up quickly and I find myself forgetting what they were like just one year ago. Thank God for cameras! Looking at older...

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,...

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: Saving Money on Meals while on Vacation

Traveling can be expensive. We share our best tips for saving money on food while on vacation with your family; easy meals that don't break the bank.

Games for the Beach & Park that Teens and Families Love

We have two teenagers now and adventures and beach days are different. It’s not as easy to motivate them to engage and have fun with us. Not like it used to be where a bucket and shovel kept them busy all day. Our teenagers are not ones that love to sit and chat for long...

Are Tide Pools Safe? 10 Tips for Exploring Tide Pools Safely With Kids

Are tide pools safe? Tide pools are nature's therapy and teaching tools, but there are definitely some things to know before you go explore.

15 Tips for Traveling Internationally with Kids

It is always exciting to leave to visit another country. My family thrives on discovering new monuments, new foods, new parks, and new people. As my husband and two daughters get all pumped up for the airplane or train ride with not a care in the world, I, as the majority-elected organizer-in-chief, make sure that...

Food Revolution: Connecting Kids to Where Their Food Grows

 My family’s journey to real food started by necessity. I didn’t grow up a label reader or a whole food eater (my busy upbringing was a bit more full of Chicken McNuggets and sugar-laden soda), but because of my family’s health issues and severe food allergies, we now try to eat as healthy as possible....
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