“I received complimentary product from Orvis for this review.” Along for the ride to my trip to Israel were two new fashion pieces that have quickly become some of my travel fashion favorites. Orvis is a brand that I’ve known for outdoor wear and styles that prove functional and fashionable. Their new women’s spring line features […]
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From the moment you wake ’til the moment you’re ready to call it a night, food is one of the areas of adventure to discover while on vacation. And when you’re visiting Phoenix restaurants, you’ll have plenty of choices for your taste buds to try. Once you’ve pulled on your stretchy pants, take on this list […]
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Heading to the southwest and looking for a memorable experience? Consider a ride aboard Phoenix hot air balloons and float up, up, and away as you admire the mountain desert. It was an early morning start as we headed out for our hot air balloon adventure. We were picked up by a driver from Hot […]
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Have you ever forgotten something for a trip? I have. For years my husband watched as I forgot sunglasses, swimsuits, eye glasses, sandals, and even pajamas when we took vacations. Each time he would tell me, “YOU NEED A PACKING LIST!” And I would shake my head and say, “no, I know what I need.” […]
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We all know life is busy for families, so after reading The Complete Book of Home Organization, I reached out to the author Toni Hammersley to get her tips or “hacks” to help keep some family home trouble spots organized. Here’s a look at our interview and check out below for you own chance to […]
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Las Vegas may have given up on pitching itself as a family friendly destination, but families have not given up on Vegas. For Keaton’s 10th birthday he begged for a trip to Vegas. Though I reminded him that he could go anywhere in the...
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The Canadian Rockies are a must travel location for any outdoor adventure fan but can also be a really great location to visit with children. Easy to travel through with a whole range of accommodation options from camping to 5 star hotels and breathtaking scenery, the Rocky Mountains make an amazing family friendly travel destination.
They are awesome to visit in summer and winter but with very different activities on offer. Make sure you pack well for a winter trip however as temperatures get extremely cold during some parts of the year!
So what are 10 of the most amazing things to do with Children in the Canadian Rockies during summer?
There are just so many hiking opportunities in the Rockies with a range of options depending on how old your children are. Some great ones include:
West Africa is an ideal destination for safari lovers and brave adventurers, but visiting this wild land with kids onboard is quite different than exploring it on your own. Before heading out for the trip, you need to research health precautions and necessary immunizations, educate both yourself and your kids about the destination, decide which sites to include in the tour, and which activities your family can engage in without risk. Here are a few basic considerations and suggestions which you should bear in mind when planning your trip to Africa’s western regions.
When traveling to West Africa with children, you should warn your kids to avoid touching bugs and feeding animals. This is probably the toughest lesson to get through to them, but it is extremely important because you never know what infection they may contract on the go. Also, washing hands regularly is a must for both kids and adults, as is sticking to bottled instead of tap water. When packing for the trip, assemble a first-aid kit with antibiotics, band aids, bandages, sterile strips, gauze, tweezers, scissors, thermometer, insect repellent, prescription drugs, antihistamines,...
Roadtrip with kids is like discovering a whole new world and starting an adventure together which will be the object of storytelling for years to come. There is definitely no better place for your adventure than The Land Down Under. Since Australia covers 7,692,024 km2 and has plenty of magnificent places, it can be a hard to decide where to go, what to do and how to get your kids interested in those places. We will take Sydney as a starting point and Brisbane as a goal, but you can modify the itinerary. As a bonus, you will get a short survival guide for roadtrip with your over 10’s.
Sydney is one of the most fascinating cities Down Under with plenty of activities for kids. And there are plenty of free activities in Sydney, too. Family-friendly beaches (Balmoral Beach, Coogee Beach, South Cronulla Beach, Manly Beach, etc.) are something both you and your kids can enjoy. The kids will be wowed by the view from the Sydney Tower Eye, and if you are feeling especially adventurous, you may skywalk on a glass platform outside. The city’s museums offer a lot of interactive, kids-focused exhibits. Ten year olds will be especially thrilled by the Justice and...
Thinking about booking Adventures by Disney Costa Rica but you’re not sure what to pack? Helping you is my purpose in life. This adventure is a one week trip across Costa Rica, there are planes, private planes, boats and lots of hotel changes. I recommend...
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Hamilton, The Ritz Carlton and History Hamilton is not only the hottest show on Broadway, it’s sparking an interest in American History amongst grown ups and teens alike. Who doesn’t want to know why Hamilton agreed to a duel? And we all...
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Adventures by Disney is more than just a brilliantly organized family vacation, it’s your fast pass to the world. We recently traveled coast to coast in Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney, before I give you the 411 on that itinerary I want to...
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Raising a ski family isn’t easy. But it’s worth it. When we decided we would become a ski family oh so many years ago, we had no idea how much work it would be, or how much it would change our children’s lives. ...
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In the good old days booking a room at a hotel with, gasp, no TV, was considered going off the grid. Some hotels still quaintly boast about not having televisions in the rooms, I’m sure they know Netflix exists, but it’s hard to let go...
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On the Hotel Del Coronado’s website it states, “The Del stands as the definitive example of what a luxury resort should be.” We never expected to Good, Bad, Sunny them – but when momtourage writer Whitney Stropp took her brood for what they expected...
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#1 – Starbucks in EVERY Park For those of us who need a venti to keep up with our jacked up kids racing around the park: No more of this coffee counter “proudly selling Starbucks” business, every park now has a full Starbucks store...
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Every now and again a new technology comes along that changes everything. Twitter, Instagram, the “Find a Starbucks Near Me” function on my iPhone. What is RueBaRue? RueBaRue is a new travel app that is so good, I am arguing...
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I’m headed back to Haiti this summer, it will be my fifth visit – but the first time I’ll be going with travel medical insurance. My husband accuses me of being “irrationally optimistic”. I’m always certain that bad things will never happen, he’s even reading a...
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The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup is coming to New York this weekend, and trust me, even if you don’t think you care about sail racing, you want to be at this event. Why? Fast boats, cold champagne, and hot sailors. The America’s Cup is...
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Whether they get there by car, train or plane, parents are likely to face a few extra obstacles both packing and traveling to a new destination. But being a parent doesn’t mean the end of global adventures! And why not spark the travel bug only months into a little one’s life? Resorts like the Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico, or the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, welcome families with open arms (Club Med even has programs for babies as young as four months) — and nearly any destination can be made infant friendly with the right preparation.
Let these tips, tricks and words of wisdom be a guide to taking on the next travel adventure, plus baby.
When traveling with a baby, packing is all about organization. Prioritize the packing list, keep the most important things within easy reach, and don’t waste valuable space with baby gear that can be borrowed or rented.
Egypt is a fantastic place to visit for the whole family. We could tell you what the big attractions are, but you already know. The pyramids! The sphinx! The Nile! And so much sun!
However, even here it can be a challenge trying to come up with cool things to do as a family. After all, small children, no matter how excited they are about mummies, may not think that touring a museum of antiquities is the most thrilling afternoon.
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With that in mind, here are some exciting Egyptian activities for the whole family.
This is a pretty simple one, but worth mentioning all the same. If there’s one thing Egypt has in abundance, it’s sand – loads and loads of sand stretching from one horizon to the other. Often it will pile up into great big dunes.
This is important, because hurling yourself head first down a massive sand dune, taking great big leaps out into the open air and then tumbling down through the sand, is one of the best things—well, ever, whether you’re three or 30.
You may choose to play around dusk, or during a cooler season, so that you won’t be completely cooked by the desert sun while leaping off...
Going on vacation with children is not an easy task but it can be one of the most memorable times you spend together as a family. As you visit places, you build memories together that only you alone will ever share. So, when you think that you won’t have much enjoyment when you go on vacation with the kids, remember that taking them along with you strengthens the bond between parents and children even further. So go along and make that dream holiday with your kids in tow!
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Holidaying in Sicily with your children is easier more than ever as the people there are very warm-hearted and are open to catering to little guests as well. As you prepare for your visit to the Mediterranean island, make sure to book suitable lodgings, there are many villas for rent in Sicily available online to make your stay extra cozy and comfortable. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions of things you can do with your kids.
Australia is the largest island in the World and two thirds of the country actually consists of desert landscape which is more often than not referred to the ‘Outback’. Over the years the country has become a hot spot for tourists from all over the World, interesting visitors from the likes of the UK and USA on a regular basis.
Due to Australia being some 24 hours flight time from the UK and 16 hours from Los Angeles, visitors to Oz tend to spend the best part of a month or more on holiday there.
Australia with kids
For families with kids this can often be a long time spent away from home so it’s important to head there with a plan of where you are going to visit and what you are going to do. Luckily, Australia being as large as it is, has plenty of things on offer for the whole family from as far North as Darwin (crocodile country) right down to Melbourne and Tasmania in the Northern part of the country.
To help save you the time from having to manually write-down an itinerary of places to visit we are going to do all the leg work for you, so grab yourself a cup of coffee and let us show you the top 10 family destinations for families in Australia.
Laura Hall of Kid & Coe introduces 18 of the very best things to do with children in the United Kingdom
With its castles, countryside, world-class museums and vibrant cities, the United Kingdom is a wonderful location to visit as a family. A week-long stay can introduce you and your kids to a variety of culture, adventures and relaxing escapes; come for longer and you may not want to go home. From taking afternoon tea to visiting ancient ruins, there is a lot to keep you entertained.
Kids in the Natural History Museum
Just one thing though: bring an umbrella. The weather is far from predictable (and that’s why so many of us locals talk about it so much!).
This ancient pile of stones is Europe’s best-known prehistoric monument. Stroll round it with the kids and an audio guide in hand and discover what it was like to live 5,500 years ago. Along with the stone circle itself, there is a museum with multimedia exhibits and Neolithic houses to discover. Tip: nearby Avebury has a Neolithic stone circle too – and at this one, you can walk beside and touch the stones.
Wherever you are in the UK, you are never far from a...
Traveling allows you to explore the world we live in. As adults, many of us find that traveling creates wonderful memories that we can draw on happily for the rest of our lives.
The same is very much true for children. Especially if they’re over the age of 10.
To take kids places to is to teach them to see it up close and understand the beauty that awaits them as they grow up. A single trip can offer exposure to new culture, rainbows spread across the canyons of a rainforest or the way that a monument put up two hundred years ago is still standing today.
Traveling with Kids Over the Age of 10
Navigate the world wisely — by both travel method and activity — with the youngsters in your life using the following tips:
1) Prepare Before You Go
Older kids have different needs than their younger counterparts. Before you go, proper preparation is vital.
Start with a list of all the items you’ll need for the trip. Create a separate checklist for each kid. The checklist should include all the belongings they are going to take with them as well as all vital documents they may need to have on hand while traveling.
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San Francisco is an enthralling city full of life and energy. It is irrefutably one of the best cities in North America for a vacation with family and kids. The city has something for all age groups. Your kids are going to have some memorable experiences in San Francisco. Moreover, there are some really amazing places that you can go for free, without having to worry about breaking into your savings.
In this article, you will find out about some tourist attractions that your kids will love, and, of course, later, thank you for getting them there. Here is a list of 7 fun places that are kids-friendly and also easy with money.
I still have to come across a kid who doesn’t fancy going to animal zoos. All kids love zoo trips and your kid too will love the San Francisco zoo trip. The San Francisco Zoo provides excellent nature-focused interactions where kids not only see these animals but also learn about these animals. This particular zoo is home to more than 1000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals. It domiciles more than 250 species. In addition, the zoo houses several native and foreign plants.
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The fact that your teenage child always stares at the phone and does not really respond to all the things that they used to does not mean that they do not like family holidays anymore. They are simply going through the phase in which they are not very keen of showing their enthusiasm. However, if you want to steal a smile or two on your Sydney vacation, offer them some activities that are really enjoyable. The good thing about having teenagers is that you can finally enjoy things that are a bit too edgy or dangerous if you have a smaller child, or simply to serious and hard to understand for kids. Here are some of the suggestions for you and your family.
Your day can start with a nice early breakfast at the Darling Harbor. Once you are all ready to go, embark on a boat. It will show you the magnificent views of the Sydney coastline.
Sydney Harbor Cruise
That is the best way to check out the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge from up close. After this lovely tour, the adventure begins. Your cruise will move from the sea to the air.
Sky Safari Gondola will take you from the waterfront...
If your kids are sick and tired of summer holidays spent at their grandparents’ cottage in the countryside, this year is a good time to surprise them by organizing a trip to a remote exotic destination. If the idea sounds cool but you are still uncertain as to where exactly your family could spend the vacation, look no further than Tanzania. A true African jewel still undiscovered by mass tourist, try Tanzania: this marvelous African region offers families a unique opportunity to see wild creatures up close during a guided safari and spend afternoons sunbathing and snorkeling at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. In addition to that, Tanzania is also a great place to try different herbs on a spice tour, explore Zanzibar’s untamed national parks, climb up the Ngorongoro Crater and tour the colorful local food markets.
Island of Zanzibar Beaches - Image source: https://flic.kr/p/nyUVCR
Here are some of the best pastime activities to include in your Tanzania-borne family holiday.
Most kids will go ecstatic at the mere thought of a wild African safari and the chance to see lions, leopards and moneys in their...
Some people would rather go to the Caribbean for a weekend and soak in the crystal clear blue ocean to relax. Others on the other hand, prefer a different kind of vacation, the adventurous kind. This “breed” of travelers has a weakness for edgy, thrilling places and the Himalayan mountain chain is one of them. Don’t you want to do something different in 2016? Something you’ve never done before but always thought of doing? Grab the kids, get in touch with your spiritual side and hit the Asian territory. You’ll come across the most amazing culture, most surreal places, and most exciting activities. Explore nature at its best and breathe in Himalaya’s all-natural surroundings.
Amazing things to do with the kids in the Himalayas
For the adventurous type of traveler, exploring the ins and outs of Himalaya is a once in a lifetime opportunity. They simply can’t miss it! Stretching an astounding 2,400 km on 5 countries, the region has the incredible power of appealing to people’s sense. The locals here live the simplest lives; and yet they somehow manage to lure you in.
Mount Everest, the highest in the world, is no longer impossible to climb. It is the...
It can be hard to go to the beach. Getting all the kids and all the stuff out the door and into the car, lugging it all down to mark your spot, then keeping track of everyone while you’re there, and finally loading everything back in, plus about 50 pounds of sand, can make for a less than ideal adventure. Especially if you find that your kids aren’t having fun since tantrums, skipped naps, and sugar-induced mood swings are common here too!
With kids on the beach
But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s perfectly possible to take your kids to the beach for a day (or a week) and not have a mental breakdown in the process. All you really need to do is plan well and use some common sense.
Basic safety at the beach is pretty simple. There are two main things to do – use various landmarks to orient yourself on the beach, and spend a few minutes watching the water. Show the kids where you are based on the landmarks. Especially if they’re old enough to go out swimming in the water, they’ll be dragged up or down the beach by the current. It’s an easy way to get lost, and happens to adults as easily as it does to kids. By using landmarks – a...
Time for a family vacation. These are the memory generating events that you'll fondly look back on. They can also become the stuff of family legend! Whether you're flying, cruising or hitting the open road there are several proactive steps you can take to make sure you're ready to travel with the kids. The goal is to find ways to reduce any potential for stress. You'll already have your hands full, so don't add to the situation.
Are You Ready to Travel With Kids?
Here are ten ways to ensure you are ready to travel with kids.
Your travels can be broken down into two categories: BK and AK or "Before Kids" and "After Kids." Before kids, you could be a lot more spontaneous. If you didn't like the hotel when you landed, then you could easily go across the street for better accommodations. There will be none of that with the kids in tow. Look for places with deals on adjoining suites or special family rates. There is even a separate category that is dedicated to "family friendly hotels." That's where you need to start.
Obviously, the weather at your destination is going to be the final determination as to what you should pack. There are...