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7 Documents You Need When Traveling Abroad

  • September 17, 2019

Planning a trip abroad requires you to considering many things, including what documents you will need when traveling. Travelling abroad requires packing all kinds of items – including certain important documents. Without some of these documents, you may not be…

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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Yosemite with Kids

  • August 13, 2018

A family trip to Yosemite National Park is the quintessential American summer holiday. Exploring Yosemite with kids while camping (or glamping as it is for us!), splashing through rivers, and spying out some of the best natural scenes in the…

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Guide to Planning a Trip to Ireland

  • April 24, 2018

Are you planning a trip to Ireland? If so, you have come to the right place! For the last 15 years I have been visiting family in Ireland almost on a yearly basis. Because of this, I often get emails…

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Tips on Planning a European Family Vacation

  • April 16, 2018

One of the most stressful parts of travel for many people is the process of actually planning the trip. This is particularly true if you are heading abroad with your family for the first time. You want everything to be…

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Travel Planning: Checklists for Travel

  • February 2, 2017

Throughout this series, I have covered the basics of how to add more travel into your life, how to research for a trip and where and how to book the trip. For the final step of travel planning, depending on…

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Travel Planning: A Resource Guide

  • January 27, 2017

Last week, we talked about researching where to go, but we didn't delve into the nitty gritty of where to research flights, accommodation and things to do. This is an extension of research, but also begins to get into the…

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Travel Planning: Researching A Trip

  • January 20, 2017

Last week I wrote about how you can add more travel into your life, but for many people, it's the travel planning that is a huge barrier to actually getting out the door. Being a researcher at heart (and through…

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7 Tips on How to Travel More

  • January 13, 2017

I often get asked how I am able to travel so much with my son. Do you homeschool? Are you loaded? Is your travel free? All valid questions. Traveling with a family is difficult once children are in school and have…

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Tips to Survive the Rickshaw Run

  • June 2, 2016

You've done it, you have taken the plunge and signed up for the Rickshaw Run. Congratulations! It will be the best adventure of your life, I promise.  But it won't always be easy! The Rickshaw Run is adventure travel on steroids.…

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My Top 7 Travel Essentials

  • October 6, 2015

As I began packing for my next trip I realized that I have a few essentials that go with me regardless of my destination. Many of these items, in some form, have been coming with me for the last 15 years!…

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Family Fun at Xcaret in the Riviera Maya

  • June 9, 2015

One of our most memorable days during our visit to the Riviera Maya region of Mexico was our last minute trip to Xcaret (ish-car-et). Skeptical, but lured in by the advertisements, we weren't sure how we felt about spending our last day at a cheesy Disneyeque…

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids

  • April 28, 2015

One of the main reasons we chose the Big Island over the other Hawaiian Islands was to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. My son had seen a brochure about the park at a friend's house last summer and has wanted to go…

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Rickshaw Run: The Beginning

  • January 29, 2015

On a day to day basis it was the longest most frustrating 14 days of our lives, looking back it was the most amazing and adventurous 14 days. I should be scared, but I am not. I am full of…

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What are kid friendly destinations?

  • December 24, 2014

One of my fellow family travel bloggers posted a question on their Facebook page a while back asking where people thought of when they thought of kid friendly destinations. My initial response was Costa Rica, mostly because we were in the…

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Packing Tips for Travel with Toddlers

  • July 21, 2014

After more than 20 international and domestic trips with my toddler, I have almost perfected our list of what to take with us, no matter where we are going, San Francisco, Ireland or India. Much of our travel to this point…

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