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Are We There Yet? Keeping Kids Entertained on the Road

Are We There Yet? Keeping Kids Entertained on the Road

January 31, 2011 No Comments Since the early days of road trips, kids have asked the same question. “Are we there yet?” Although road trips can be a lot of fun, being stuck in the seat of a car for hours on end can be boring and frustrating for adults and kids alike. Thankfully there are more options today than ...

 

Staying Connected on the Road: Internet Options for Travelers

Staying Connected on the Road: Internet Options for Travelers

January 17, 2011 No Comments Anyone who is an adult today can remember when staying connected during a trip meant an occasional phone call to the office and postcards to friends and relatives. Today, however, we live in an always-on internet world. Disconnecting for a week or more can be impractical or simply impossible. While there is no magical solution ...

 

Comparing Membership Camping Alternatives

Comparing Membership Camping Alternatives

January 13, 2011 1 Comment In Introduction to Membership Camping, I reviewed some pros and cons to joining a membership campground system. If you have decided that this option is right for you, the next step is deciding which system is your best choice. Plan to take some time with this process, as the list of alternatives is mind boggling. ...

 

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Handling Emergencies on the Road

Handling Emergencies on the Road

January 11, 2011 No Comments If you travel extensively, the odds are good that you will eventually encounter an emergency situation while on the road. Exposure to unfamiliar germs, changes in sleeping and eating schedules, strange foods and activities that increase your risk of injury are all common parts of any vacation. Dealing with an emergency at home is never ...

 

Introduction to Membership Camping

Introduction to Membership Camping

January 11, 2011 1 Comment Membership camping has become a popular alternative to paying per night for a campsite. Although membership campgrounds generally cater to RV travelers, some parks do offer a few tent sites. Whether or not to join a campground membership organization depends largely on your budget, the number of nights that you camp per year, how far ...

 

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Disneyland California: Parades, Shows, and Disney Characters

Disneyland California: Parades, Shows, and Disney Characters

December 30, 2010 No Comments   On our recent family trip to Disneyland, our three-year old son had a blast going on all the kid-friendly rides and attractions, (see the article “Disneyland, California: Rides and Attractions for Young Children”).  Now that he’s a bit older, we also found that he enjoyed a number of the parades, activities, and shows that ...

 

Disneyland, California: Rides and Attractions for Young Children

Disneyland, California: Rides and Attractions for Young Children

December 30, 2010 1 Comment   Growing up in Southern California my family and I had many opportunities to visit Disneyland.  I spent most of my teenage and early married years with annual passes to the Magic Kingdom so needless to say I thought I knew it inside and out.  However, on our recent family trip to “The Happiest Place ...

 

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part II

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part II

December 15, 2010 1 Comment   On my family’s recent vacation to Disneyland—a trip that included six adults, one pre-schooler, and two babies—we learned a lot about making the Disney experience fun and relaxing while traveling with such a large group.  Here are a few more tips (see Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part I), that came in handy ...

 

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part I

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part I

December 15, 2010 1 Comment   My family and I have enjoyed visiting Disneyland many times throughout my life, our recent trip to the Magic Kingdom was the first with two babies and one preschooler in tow.  Traveling with six adults and three young children made our Disney experience a bit different from others we’ve had but we enjoyed every ...

 

Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

December 15, 2010 1 Comment Tent camping and kids are a natural fit. What child doesn’t enjoy the chance to run around in the woods, tell spooky stories by the campfire, and sleep in a tent? For the parents, however, the sheer list of tasks involved in tent camping can seem like a nightmare. Depending on the park’s housekeeping staff, ...

 

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