Traveling with children can be enjoyable and fun with these family-friendly travel tips. No matter if you are traveling by plane, train or automobile you can have a pleasant experience if you prepare and plan ahead of time.
Family-Friendly Travel by Plane
Sometimes the best way to prepare for family travel on a plane is by creating expectation. When children are excited about something, they tend to go into it... Read More
Nothing brings back fond memories like a family vacation. But with so much to do in so little time and so much to remember, the delight of a family vacation can be coupled with plenty of stress! Here are some ways to take the stress out of family vacations.
Plan Ahead for Your Family Vacation
Nothing can create stress faster than not having a plan. Planning ahead means that the moment you decide to take... Read More
Going away with kids isn't a vacation; it's a trip. Okay, so maybe that's a little extreme. But any parent will cop to the fact that taking kids to a destination usually requires more work than play. More often than not, there's little time for rest and relaxation. When was the last time you and your partner snuck away for an adults-only vacation? If you're still trying to remember, it's likely been far too long. The reality of it is... Read More
Want to get a little something more out of your vacation than a sunburn or some souvenir mouse ears? Try taking the kids on an educational vacation this year, where they can supplement what they learn in school with some real family fun. Museums and zoos close to home are a great place to start. Children's museums are fun and educational simultaneously, and kids can explore whatever interests them, whether it's dinosaur bones, dress-up... Read More
They say it's the happiest place in the world, and surely it makes for a great family vacation. But before you don the mouse ears and take off, there are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your Disney vacation. First, consider the age of your kids. Are they old enough to appreciate the trip and enjoy rides, characters and everything else the parks have to offer? Many seasoned Disney-goers say there's no wrong age to begin... Read More
Summer camp is a rite of passage for many kids, but choose the wrong one, and you'll hear about it for years to come. It's important to decide whether your child is ready for sleepaway camp or if day camp is the way to go. Kids as young as 6 years old can attend sleepaway camps - but should they? It's a judgment call on your part as a parent. Some kids as old as 10 aren't ready; it just depends on the child. If she's regularly spending... Read More
Taking a vacation with little ones can seem like anything but when kids are pulled out of a familiar environment and familiar rituals. But with a little planning and flexibility, you and your family can have a good time and keep everyone happy and well-rested. The first thing to consider when contemplating a getaway is if your family is ready. Consider your child's temperament, age and your own state of mind. A child who only sleeps... Read More
It seems like a getaway with just you and your partner would be the perfect way to get intimate, relax and enjoy each other's company. But for many couples, taking a trip together can be a crapshoot. Having a sense of adventure and wanderlust is a lot of fun, but when it comes to the practical side of traveling - whether planes, trains or automobiles - vacationing can be a downer. A little planning goes a long way when traveling... Read More