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We’re the family that didn’t sell all their stuff or quit their jobs or homeschool just so we could travel the world. We’re an ordinary city family with a love for adventure and a desire to explore and understand the people of the world. But. We also have two boys whose favorite pastime is to try and kill each other. Our stories involve survival as well as appreciation.

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

Not a fan of country music? Don’t worry - there’s plenty for you to do with your girlfriends on a Nashville getaway weekend. And who knows? You just might be converted by the end of the trip. I recently spent seven days in Nashville - half business and half girls’...

A Volunteer Vacation Every Family Member Will Love

Guest blog post by Jennifer Spatz, CEO & Founder of Global Family Travels The most memorable family trips are ones that offer experiences beyond just relaxing or spending time together. A vacation that combines a bucket-list adventure with volunteering can be that...

Walking the Streets of New York City

Two Great Walking Tours in NYC New York City is a walking city. Now, the idea of a “walking city” may seem strange to anyone from L.A. because we have a reputation of never walking anywhere. Ever. But one of the coolest things about New York is that there are so many...

Extreme Family Vacations: Beekeeping (VIDEO)

This Thanksgiving, we took a turkey break and went in search of bees. Rather, we had heard about a bee tour we could take at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (which, by the way, looks to be a very family friendly resort, we discovered, when we had lunch...

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

a kayaking adventure  San Francisco’s nickname is The City by the Bay, so when I traveled to San Francisco last December with my two teenaged sons, we decided it would be fun to see the city from the bay. A Different View - Photo by Samantha Davis-Friedman “San...

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

I am an unusual traveler. I go where my soul tells me and to places that I want to explore.  The opportunity to discover a new city, area or nature within our world fills me up to the brim of my existence. l do my best to plan ahead, but I travel without any...

Crashing the President’s House with Kids

Traveling To History with Teenagers Visiting the home of our current president in Washington, D.C. is not as simple as showing up and knocking on the door. The advanced planning necessary (which includes contacting a member of Congress in advance and passing a...

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa : Seeing the Real Hawaii

A Cultural Guide For Adventurous Families (VIDEO) I was pretty certain, at that special age when everything is mortifying, that attending a luau in Hawaii is a type of embarrassment specifically reserved for tourists. I was 14 and I knew it all. So smart This...

A Spooky Adventure in Baltimore: Walking the Poe Trail with Teens

October is the Perfect Time to have A Spooky Adventure with Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore – https://go.shr.lc/2NNtcMo @lafamilytravel @BaltimoreMD @Samdfriedman226 #familytravel #travel #Halloween

The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime is bursting on the scene as Ventura County’s private all- inclusive picnic and party! Experience 10, each, of our favorite Wineries, Breweries, Spirits and Food Trucks. Enjoy the afternoon and sunset on a secluded and breathtaking private estate in Hidden Valley. Indulge in unlimited samples of quality wines, beers, spirits and food. Everything is included in the price.

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