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Family Vacation Tips – Where to Stay on your Kid-cation

Family Vacation Tips – Where to Stay on your Kid-cation

November 16, 2010 No Comments Over the years, we’ve taken our kids to bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, motels, hotels, and rented homes. Your destination predicates your choice of accommodations of course – you can’t enjoy a family beach weekend at Jalama, a pleasantly isolated beach north of Santa Barbara – without camping. And you’re not going to camp in the ...

 

The Southwest Airlines Experience: Flying with Kids in Tow

The Southwest Airlines Experience: Flying with Kids in Tow

October 17, 2010 2 Comments I have to admit when I first learned that the only airline that flew direct from Las Vegas, NV to Austin, TX was Southwest, I was a bit concerned.  After all, in the past the airline’s reputation had been less than stellar.  The reviews from friends and family were mixed; some had literally sworn never ...

 

Train Travel With Kids

Train Travel With Kids

October 17, 2010 No Comments Throughout much of the world, train travel is an efficient and vital link in the public transportation system. In the United States, however, trains can seem slow and inefficient. Many city pairs are not easily connected by train, forcing would-be rail travelers to make ridiculous connections.  An example is the former Orlando to New Orleans ...

 

The Packing Dilemma When Travelling with Small Children

The Packing Dilemma When Travelling with Small Children

October 3, 2010 2 Comments Before my husband and I had children packing was easy; even last minute trips took a half an hour to pack for. We’d simply throw our clothes and a few toiletries into a suitcase and off we’d go. Life changed a bit with the arrival of our son. Suddenly there were strollers, car seats, diapers, ...

 

Taking the Stress out of Vacation Prep

Taking the Stress out of Vacation Prep

October 3, 2010 2 Comments   As children, my sister and I would watch our mother slowly lose her mind in the week or so leading up to a vacation.  Her insanity would start harmlessly enough with something small like dragging out the suitcases.  A few days before our departure it would progress to an obsessive need to keep every ...

 

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First Aid Kit Essentials for the Traveling Family

First Aid Kit Essentials for the Traveling Family

September 16, 2010 1 Comment I was at the park with our 14-month old son one day when he suddenly toddled off the sidewalk and into a pile of particularly malicious woodchips. (By the way, why cities decide to use woodchips around playground equipment is beyond me. They not only cut, scratch, and leave splinters but they’re also extremely tempting ...

 

Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

September 14, 2010 No Comments What’s Important, What’s Not.  And how to know the difference! The kids are out of school for the summer. You’ve finally managed to coordinate your vacation with your spouse, found the perfect destination, have enough saved up for travel and are all set for that well-earned family vacation you’ve all been looking forward to. All that’s left ...

 

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Las Vegas, for Families too!

Las Vegas, for Families too!

September 7, 2010 1 Comment There’s talk that Las Vegas is revamping itself and becoming a family vacation destination.  Having taken two trips to Las Vegas in one year—one with a family in tow, the other as a respite from said family (or at least the younger contingent of it)—I can safely say that Las Vegas is a wonderful family ...

 

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Tips for Traveling with Kids in Yellowstone

Tips for Traveling with Kids in Yellowstone

September 7, 2010 1 Comment When you set out on an adventure with kids, it is often easy to leave things behind or not know what exactly you will need. This can be especially prevalent when going to National Parks. For those on a budget it is not easy to acquire those things you leave behind as everything inside the park can be ...

 

4 Reasons a Road Trip is Better than Flying!

4 Reasons a Road Trip is Better than Flying!

September 3, 2010 2 Comments Why driving trumps flying when vacationing with kids … despite what experts may say! “Spend less time on the road.” “Avoid long road trips.” “Book your tickets months ahead.” I don’t get it. Why do travel experts advice you against long road trips with young children? If time wasn’t a constraint, I would pick a ...

 

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