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Travel Gear Tips & Reviews

Guides for family travel gear created. Honest gear reviews on everything from camping gear, travel gear, road trip gear, travel-friendly games and more.

Carry-On Only with Kids: Packing Tips For Traveling Light

I recently drove a friend and her family to the airport. The 4 of them were going to a Caribbean island for a 5-day vacation. They had seven large checked bags with them for their trip – SEVEN! I am sure they arrived with more than they needed for their time on the island. Still,...
Tips for Flying with Baby

Baby Travel – Flying and Airports 101, A How-To Guide for a Successful Airplane Trip with Baby

We've been there. Explore our handy tips on flying with baby from purchasing tickets, selecting seats, packing, heading through security, and keeping baby happy during your flight.

The Grayl: The Easiest to Use Portable Water Filter/ Water Bottle Purifier

We were standing in the main square in Antigua, Guatemala. At the very center of this UNESCO World Heritage city is Parque Central. At the center of Parque Central is a beautiful fountain. And that’s where we first put our Grayl water bottle purifier to the test for the first time. Don’t miss the limited...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Shopping Ideas for Travel-Loving Families

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Get your family ready for Christmas with this handy gift guide for travel-loving families. From toys & games to play and enjoy together to gadgets on the go, gifts for your significant other, and of course, presents for the kids, this gift guide has a little...

Preparing Kids for a NYC Trip with Books & Movies

I love cities. Walking through a city’s business district, I always try to take the time to look up and marvel at the skyscrapers stretching upwards to the cloud. Each night that I’m in the city, I enjoy trying a new ethnic cuisine, from Ethiopian to Thai, at neighborhood restaurants. And, a favorite pastime of...

The Best Hammocks for Family Fun, Camping, and Backpacking

I remember thinking it was a good idea. Hanging a hammock in Yosemite along the river and resting in the shade was what I really wanted to do. But as I lugged my 20 pounds of Ecuadorian cloth woven into a beautiful hammock complete with tassels over a mile from the Curry Village camp, I...

Gear Review: Tenba Messenger Bag for Photography, Cameras, and Parents

Does your camera just float around in a bag when you travel with your kids? Or do you simply leave that bulky DSLR at home? I know so many moms who have fantastic cameras that take the most amazing photos- but they rarely bring them on daily adventures with kids. Either the camera is too...

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....

Sharklens Full Face Surface Snorkel Mask

Photo Courtesy of Sharklens When I was a kid, I wanted to be an oceanographer. Then, since I didn’t have a deep desire toward photography, I learned about marine biology and that was my new calling. No matter where I set my sights, one thing was certain: I wanted to be part of Ariel’s world,...
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