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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, despite all the benefits of this kid-friendly vacation spot, our family found ourselves ...

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

As a kid, my dad traveled a lot for work, catching flights to far flung destinations like Japan, Germany, and Italy.  I thought it sounded so glamorous.  I remember asking him once what his favorite city in the world was.  Zurich, he said.  And ...

A Walk In The Redwoods: Family Activities at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

A Walk In The Redwoods: Family Activities at the Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

When I heard the news, a wave of relief so great washed over me, I felt the unexpected strain of tears, bits of moisture managing to squeeze through. Until that moment, I hadn’t realized our family camping trip to Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort ...

Our First RV Trip: A Beachy Way of Life – Review: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

Our First RV Trip: A Beachy Way of Life – Review: Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

It’s the dividing line between youth and age. It was about 63 degrees at the beach where we camped at a nearby Pismo Beach RV park. A sharp wind made me wish I could retract my head into my body like a turtle. At the same time, my boys, 10 and ...

Woodward Park City: Extreme Family Travel

Woodward Park City: Extreme Family Travel

It’s a side-effect of parenting. Once your kids get close to 10 years old, you are suddenly the least cool person they know. No matter what you were before becoming their mother or father, you are now the voice of Charlie Brown’s teacher anytime

Three Fun Days In Vail With Adventurous Kids (video too!)

Three Fun Days In Vail With Adventurous Kids (video too!)

It was only because we used snowboarding as the hook.      But it was the promise of a family trip to a ski resort in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that enticed the college boy to travel with us to Vail, Colorado over Thanksgiving ...

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An All-Inclusive for All-Inclusive Haters

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An All-Inclusive for All-Inclusive Haters

It's the perfect all-inclusive vacation for families who hate all-inclusive vacations. The Grand Velas in Riviera Maya, minutes from the Cancun airport, will satisfy your luxury trip dreams at a Mexico-affordable price tag!

Escape to Kauai With Family

Escape to Kauai With Family

Only, upon arrival at our Airbnb, our family discovered there was no key left inside the mailbox as promised by the landlord. Learn how our crazy solutions created the adventures that bind us.

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.

Attraction Review: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Attraction Review: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Universal Orlando’s perfectly named new coaster is definitely both magical and an adventure. When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened in 2010 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure Park, a visit to Universal Orlando Resort immediately ...

Adventures by Disney SoCal Escape: How To Get Behind The Scenes at Disneyland

Adventures by Disney SoCal Escape: How To Get Behind The Scenes at Disneyland

I love Disneyland, so when my son and I were invited to experience the 4-day Adventures by Disney: Disneyland Resort and Southern California Escape, I was  beyond excited. But even I could never imagine the amount of pixie dust that was about to

Hop On – Hop Off Bus Tours: An Affordable Way to Travel with Kids

Hop On – Hop Off Bus Tours: An Affordable Way to Travel with Kids

I’ve spent a good deal of time on the top of a double-decker bus – and not just in London where that sort of thing is expected. In quite a few different cities, double-decker bus tours have allowed my family to see the sights, get around town, ...

A Magical Family Adventure in India

A Magical Family Adventure in India

  The following post was written by Jennifer Spatz. Jennifer enjoys combining family travel with the opportunity to give back as much as we do. She also values getting to know local cultures in authentic settings. We are hoping to join her ...

The ABC’s of Food Tours with Teens

The ABC’s of Food Tours with Teens

Whenever my sons and I travel to a new city, we always take a food tour (at this point, we’ve taken at least ten). It initially started because we wanted to try a famous food from a specific area, like beignets in New Orleans, BBQ in Austin, or ...

Walking the Streets of New York City

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 ...

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

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. “San Francisco is a great place for ...

Crashing the President’s House with Kids

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 ...

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

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

Making History Cool: Philadelphia with Teens

Making History Cool: Philadelphia with Teens

Thanks to Lin Manuel Miranda and his Broadway smash hit “Hamilton,” U.S. History has never been cooler, so now is the perfect time to hip-hop on the bandwagon and take teens (and pre-teens) to Philadelphia to see “the room[s] where it happened.”