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The Trick That Saved Our Family Trip Through Austria

The Trick That Saved Our Family Trip Through Austria

There’s only one time I’ve come close to cutting a trip short, calling it a failure, and buying the first available ticket home. I was in Vienna. Yes, beautiful, enchanting Vienna, on a family trip with our kids. Don’t get me wrong, my wife and ...

Why Universal Orlando is Better for Families than Disney World

Why Universal Orlando is Better for Families than Disney World

I’m a travel agent, and a not insignificant portion of my business comes from Disney. I specialized in Disney. I keep up with all the Disney blogs. I know an embarrassing amount about Disney parks and everything they have to offer. So, it feels ...

7 Ways Not to Lose Your Mind Traveling With Kids

7 Ways Not to Lose Your Mind Traveling With Kids

    If you’ve been keeping up with our crazy shenanigans that are our version of family travel, then you know how wild and unruly (and sweet and thoughtful) my two boys are. If not, take my word for it. Our family trips are ...

5 Fun Staycation Ideas to Get Your Kids Excited About Being Home

5 Fun Staycation Ideas to Get Your Kids Excited About Being Home

You know the scene in Castaway where an increasingly insane and unkempt Tom Hanks marks off the days he’s been stranded at sea, watching the number slowly tick up?    Today, we can oddly relate. After a full two months in quarantine, our family ...

7 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip With Kids

7 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip With Kids

We’ve all been on those family road trips. You know the ones. They start off pleasant enough. The windows are down, a nice breeze circulating. The Black Keys are churning those good vibes and (miraculously) no one is complaining about the music.

9 Tips to Plan Your Family Trip After Quarantine Now!

9 Tips to Plan Your Family Trip After Quarantine Now!

I’ve lost count of how many weeks we’ve been social distancing. Though I’m thankful to be healthy and safe, it’s tough. With the weather fluctuations, and staying home as much as possible, it’s easy to start feeling claustrophobic.   I’m now at ...

Travel In Time: Tips to Help the Elderly Cope with Coronavirus

Travel In Time: Tips to Help the Elderly Cope with Coronavirus

Aline Morris, 80, used to be a world traveler, starting to seriously travel when she was 60 but she stopped traveling by herself a couple of years ago.  She has fond memories of seeing the world whether on tours, cruises or buses.     

(Family) Travel In the Time of Corona

(Family) Travel In the Time of Corona

When news of a new virus in China first began making minor headlines, I was blissfully enjoying my time in Kenya, helping to build a school dormitory for girls and enjoying the people and wildlife that call Maasai Mara home. Today, schools are ...

Fun Things to Do with a Toddler While You’re Stuck at Home

Fun Things to Do with a Toddler While You’re Stuck at Home

I’ve heard so many people say, “I’ve never experienced anything like this.” That’s one thing we can all agree on. Lines at grocery stores as if it’s Thanksgiving, toilet paper in high demand, empty shelves where baby wipes used to be, canceled ...

How to Protect Your Family from Coronavirus While Traveling

How to Protect Your Family from Coronavirus While Traveling

Even before the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reared its ugly head to disrupt all our lovely travel plans, traveling was a dirty business. Yes, you know there are those of us who don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom, kids who ...

How to Survive a Vacation in Europe with a Baby

How to Survive a Vacation in Europe with a Baby

After years of traveling to Europe with my mom, and becoming a bit of an addict, I made the conscious decision to continue my adventures once my daughter was born.  It would be amazing. I would show naysayers that your whole life doesn’t have to

No Spoilers! What to Expect from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

No Spoilers! What to Expect from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The time has come, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is finally open at Disneyland. See what the experience was like, what to expect, and whether our expectations were met in this no spoilers guide.