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Travel Hacks for Tired Moms

Travel Hacks for Tired Moms

  Traveling with kids is exhilarating, rewarding, and exhausting for parents. I treasure our travel experiences, but with packing, schedules, and an on-the-go style, our family vacations are not exactly relaxing. Over time, however, I've

Traveling While Pregnant, A Survival Guide

Traveling While Pregnant, A Survival Guide

  I'm a travel agent, so just deciding I wasn't going to travel for 9 months, once I learned I was pregnant, in addition to taking maternity leave after the baby was born, just wasn't going to work. I took 3 road trips while pregnant, ...

First Time Traveling Abroad? What I Wish I'd Known!

First Time Traveling Abroad? What I Wish I'd Known!

  My parents, in a moment of insanity, I guess, let me travel abroad to Australia at the age of 14. I went with a student group, through People to People International, a charitable organization building bridges between cultures. My ...

Essential Baby Travel Hacks You Can Use Anywhere

Essential Baby Travel Hacks You Can Use Anywhere

  Babies. We love them. They're cute. But successfully traveling with babies requires a special skill set they don't hand out at the hospital. Whether you're flying or driving, visiting family or a new city, here are the baby travel tips

7 Tips for Traveling with Kids When You're Scared of Flying

7 Tips for Traveling with Kids When You're Scared of Flying

  I have a confession and it's a strange one for a travel writer to admit. I am terrified of flying on airplanes. As a parent, I don't want to pass my aviophobia on to my kids, and I certainly don't want to stay at home for the ...

The Top Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Nashville 

The Top Kid-Friendly Places to Eat in Nashville 

  Sure, there's the music, but don't overlook an essential part of the Nashville experience -- the food! For families traveling with kids, finding family-friendly, fun places to eat in Nashville can sometimes be a challenge, but we've ...

6 Tips to Plan a Safer Family Reunion

6 Tips to Plan a Safer Family Reunion

  Planning a family reunion this year isn't easy, as we all struggle to find safe ways to see loved ones. Our family has had to get creative with hosting outdoor grandparent visits.  When making plans to get together, it's important ...

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Family Travelers

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Family Travelers

For many, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year.  For those of us who struggle with finding the perfect gifts, it can also be the most stressful, full of frantic catalog flipping, manic Amazon scrolling, and hectic trips to Target

How to Have a Family Vacation in London Without Going Nuts

How to Have a Family Vacation in London Without Going Nuts

Since I'm an introvert who doesn't like crowds, I have a love/hate relationship with London. Full of fascinating history, diverse cultures, and world-class museums, London requires careful navigation.     But despite my ...

6 Tips to Survive your First Hotel Stay with a Baby

6 Tips to Survive your First Hotel Stay with a Baby

There are babies that can sleep anywhere, and my kid was not one of them. If you're the kind of person who finds your baby napping on the floor, I'm jealous. My child needs perfect conditions to sleep. I can't tell you how much money I have ...

5 Tips to Traveling with Grandparents Without Losing Your Mind

5 Tips to Traveling with Grandparents Without Losing Your Mind

  It can be really fun to bring your child's grandparents along on a family vacation, but I don't have to tell you that it can be frazzling too. With all the extra people running around, it's no wonder the mom in Home Alone forgot one of

How to Plan the Ultimate Washington D.C. Trip with Kids

How to Plan the Ultimate Washington D.C. Trip with Kids

  With free attractions and some of the world's top museums, visiting Washington, D.C. with kids is one of the best vacations for a family. But somehow, on our last trip, despite all the benefits of this kid-friendly vacation spot, our ...