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Meet the newest member of the momtourage – Kate Gillan. Kate is mom to three kids under the age of five. A native Jersey Girl, she is an expert on traveling the East Coast, and is married to a Bostonian. She has rented houses in...
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Planning a vacation to Atlantis Bahamas? Here's what you need to know to choose a room.
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Thinking about visiting Martha’s Vineyard? Or “The Vineyard” as it’s known? I have not been yet, but I’ve always wondered where to stay, what to do and how to do it. Kate Gillan is the newest member of the momtourage and she spends summers...
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Looking for a luxe hotel in New York that has space for the kids but won’t break the bank? The Conrad in Battery Park is not too expensive, not too cheap, it’s just right. What we loved: Each of the 463...
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Deer Valley is home to the ultimate apres ski venue, a super luxe yurt where they pour endless amounts of Veuve Clicquot. It’s not really apres ski, more in medias ski, as it’s only open from 11-2. It’s on the snow just between the...
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I know, you’re thinking of the poncho your 7th grade art teacher wore. The one who liked to play Joan Baez and taught you macrame. Oh, that’s just me? Ponchos are a great layering piece for fall. Hard to wear in winter because you...
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Our fave hotel on the Upper West Side, the Hotel Belleclaire is hosting an entire week of fall family activities. You don’t need to be a hotel guest to join in the fun, the schedule is listed below, just come on by. Keaton and I...
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There's a lot to do at Atlantis - here are a few of our favorite activities.
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The Mentawai Islands offers families an adventurous trip of a lifetime without the stress of having to entertain the kids. Imagine, empty white sandy beaches extending into clear warm water whilst your children are amused all day long.
Macaronis Surf Resort turns this into reality. They are the premiere family surf resort in the Mentawai Islands. However, the Mentawai Islands offer so much more than just amazing surfing, there are tons of great child-friendly activities so finally both the kids and parents can all have a holiday.
Here is a list of 15 fun activities for kids staying on the Mentawai Islands that will keep them entertained for the entirety of your trip!
There are some of the best waves on the planet surrounding the islands, and one perfect beach break located a short paddle from the resort, ideal for beginners to learn how to surf. Kids can enjoy surfing lessons with all gear available at the resort. Lessons are available for all levels so no one has to miss out.
Discover the beautiful coral reefs and exotic fish surrounding the islands. The resort provides all the necessary gear to keep your kids uncovering the wonders...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the young Prince and Princess recently completed their visit to Canada, the popular royals taking in the delights of British Columbia.
Known as ‘Super, Natural British Columbia,' the province is blessed with amazing geographical diversity, which means there is an equally amazing variety of places to see and things to do. From cosmopolitan Vancouver, once described as “Manhattan with mountains,” to its rainforest, desert and snow capped peaks.
The Kate Middleton effect (also known as the Duchess effect) is the trend effect Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is reported to have on others. It’s no secret that Kate’s keen fashion sense often leads to websites crashing and brands selling out just hours after press photos are released, so a reported increase in interest and bookings for BC after the family’s latest tour should come as no surprise.
The young mother of two extremely adorable tots, 16-month-old Charlotte and her three-year-old brother, George charmed press and residents alike, their regal duties starting with a star appearance at a children’s tea party in Victoria. Charlotte’s royal tour debut, all eyes, including...
The world is big and there are many things to be explored; every corner has something beautiful to be explored. If you think that your children have seen it all, you're wrong. From adventure trails to rollercoasters, performances to experiments, there are many beautiful places in the world to visit. As children get older, they start getting interested in other activities instead of spending time with their family. As such, this is the ideal time for parents to take them to these amazing places where they will enjoy and spend quality time with the family.
Do you want an amazing family vacation? If yes, then what are you still waiting for? Pack your bags and enjoy your vacation with your kids. Here are the 25 most beautiful places in the world to take your babies before they're grown:
The museum of science based in Boston captures and illustrates every kid’s mind. It’s also important for your baby to understand the science that usually makes their gadgets to work. Your kids can explore the techniques and story behind IMAX films and 4-D films. There are also several public events and exhibits that they can enjoy.
Didn’t know there was a thing called “transition wardrobe”? You’re not alone. I grew up in Seattle and we didn’t have winter clothes, summer clothes, fall clothes, transition clothes – we had clothes. When I moved to Greenwich I learned about transition wear the hard...
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I know, it sounds like Mob Boss, and really, I think the character traits needed for both roles are similar. You need to be a bad ass, have a great community and be willing to do whatever it takes. My friend and mentor...
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Travelling with children is always an adventure. It can be especially challenging if you decide to go on a road trip, and have to spend a lot of time in the car. Children are restless, curious and require constant attention, so you have to know how to provide them with a 24-hour entertainment. Various gadgets and games including tablets, cameras, and smartphones can be a great way to amuse them. However, they’ll often ask for parent’s attention, and want them to answer numerous questions about nature, geography, or a certain landmark; so prepare to be a living encyclopaedia as well.
Tips for Mastering a UK Family Road Trip With Young Kids
If you’re a fan of group activities, engage in some with your kids during the trip. The little ones love to sing, listen to silly jokes, and enjoy storytelling. Therefore, if you’ve stated the road trip in the evening, and you are going to travel all night, start the ride by telling the kids an interesting story. Not only will this make them sit still, but it will also put them to sleep and provide you with some quiet time with your spouse.
Tips for Mastering a UK Family Road Trip With Young Kids
Cruising with kids can be an amazing family experience, but it can also be an absolute nightmare. A moody teenager or an uncooperative infant can be hard to handle; but if the person that’s stressed is you, then everybody is affected!
Tips for Cruising with Kids for the First Time
Don’t let the fire-breathing stress dragon inside of you come out to play, follow these simple tips and you’ll be ready for a great vacation!
A great way to build excitement for a cruise is by letting your kids have a say in how it goes. Show them brochures, pictures, activity lists, destination photos, the lot! Once they’ve picked which destinations and activities they like best you can begin compromising to work the trip around everyone else’s desires.
Yes, that’s right. I’m telling you to forget about the bedtime routines that you’ve worked so hard to get your kids into. Work bedtimes around the activities that you plan on attending, not the other way around. Don’t make your kids miss out on a great excursion because it cuts into nap time and don't force your teenager to get out of bed early just for the sake of it. This...
Perhaps you did a lot of camping when you were younger or before you had kids and enjoyed it, however since becoming a parent you have had a hard time getting motivated to take your kids camping. It is easy to feel overwhelmed at the idea of setting up and maintaining camp with kids in tow. Camping takes work and energy and can feel daunting for parents of young children. There are a number of benefits to taking your kids camping and these make the effort well worth it.
When camping, there is no laying around in front of the television or sitting in front of a computer screen. Even the most sedentary of kids will have to be somewhat active while on a camping trip. There is a walk to the bathroom, a walk to the sink to wash dishes, a walk to get water. Kids will help set up the campsite which will keep them moving as well. They may make friends at the campground which will keep them even more active.And of course while you are camping you have likely planned activities away from the campsite like hiking, bike riding and swimming.
Each camping trip offers...
In 2012, we moved our family to China for a year. The adventure proved crazy enough to fill the pages of the book I later wrote about the experience. Many of our friends and family thought the idea of picking up and leaving our regular life to move to a communist country was an act of madness. While I wouldn’t disagree entirely, I do think there are plenty of families who’d love a similar journey.
Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Overseas Move
One thing I craved before we left was…advice. I spoke to many families who’d been relocated overseas because of work. Some who’d decided to quiet their jobs and travel the world without a real home base. A few who’d left and still hadn’t returned to the United States. Others who’d left and come home earlier than they planned.
I’m forever grateful for the advice I received from these families, some of which proved invaluable. As with all things of this nature, I’m happy to pass on these nuggets to the next band of globetrotting families!
What do kids want? An adventure, of course! If you’re struggling with choosing the right place to go on a family holiday - look no more. Costa Rica offers many activities that will make you and your kids happy and content. Ranked as the happiest country in the world, it will help you get back in touch with nature, enjoy tasty local cuisines, and get to know the mindset of “pura vida”. This is, by far, the healthiest environment you can opt for, for a family trip. The hospitality of the locals will sweep you off your feet, and the mesmerizing nature will make you forget the concrete jungle of your city. Here is why Costa Rica is a perfect destination for families.
Exploring the Costa Rica wildlife
Costa Rica holds a number one rank when it comes to biodiversity density. It is home to around half a million species! Consider going on a boat trip. Most of them have an English guide and lunch included in the price. Tortuguero National Park is maybe the most famous destination for wildlife watching, as it can be reached only by boat. The packages usually include a transfer from San Jose (being the most popular tourist city), two or more nights...
Vail, Colorado is synonymous with world-class skiing, but its new off-season expansion called Epic Discovery has created a year-round destination that could become just as popular. Lucky me, KM asked me to get the scoop to share with you, here’s what I found out. ...
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If you’re off to Mallorca, worrying about your kids having fun should be out of the equation. The region is filled with kid-friendly activities and a lot of areas where you can let their curious minds explore. Aside from the activities and sights, traveling and eating out is also a breeze since there are a lot of discounts on public transports and children’s menus.
And in case you’re wondering about the best place to start, this list of activities should be of help.
If your kids are into sports, taking them to the cycling capital of the Balearics shouldn’t be out of your list. The area has a lot of cycling shops where you can rent a bicycle for each one of your kids. In case they are too young to ride on their own, you can have them on their carriers as you bike around.
Learning the difference between stalactites and stalagmites should come easy after you bring your kids to Porto Cristo Caves. The caves are both beautiful and scary at the same time, with a maximum depth of 25 meters below ground level. Inside the caves is an underground lake called Lake Martel. It belongs to the list of the largest underground lakes in the ...
New York City is one of the most exciting places on earth, but the kind of fun you have changes dramatically when you bring your kids along. Instead of hitting up midnight shows and the hottest high-concept eateries, you get a chance to see a very different city, a brightly-colored place full of magic, fun, and excitement that offers up a seemingly endless supply of new experiences.
Top Activities For Children 10 and Up in NYC
From the Bronx to Brooklyn and everywhere in-between, these are the New York destinations that will fill your little ones with wonder this August while earning you the honorary title of coolest parents in town.
Fried food, face painting, and live music make for an experience your kids won't soon forget. This August, celebrate the colorful diversity and unique atmosphere of a variety of New York neighborhoods by checking out the summer street fairs taking place around the city. On the first weekend of August, hit up the Maiden Lane Summer Expo and the Times Square West Spectacular, and follow it up throughout the month with celebrations on Waverly Place, Amsterdam Avenue, Brooklyn's Fulton Mall, and in the Theater...