If you expose your children to as much of the world as possible they will learn where they fit and how lucky they are. Just by spending time with you in a different country or even just environment, they can learn about history, cultures, languages, conservation and, yes, poverty in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
I finally understood how difficult it was for Mama to go from glittering Chicago down to middle-of-nowhere Texas, like part of her had been sold down the river. And suddenly, Chicago in my mind became a beacon of happiness.
There's plenty to do in Paris, but sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and explore a little further afield. We've picked five day trips the kids will love, from a fabulous zoo and a unique aerospace museum to the must-visit Disneyland and Asterix theme parks, and even the most charming of châteaux!
How can you actually find the time to travel for two weeks or even two months at a time, when children still need to be fed and your careers still need to be maintained? Let's look at some of the ways you can incorporate family travel into your life.
Have a broad and detailed perspective of where you want to be, what you want to experience, what your values are, who you want to be around, what emotions you want to fuel you. These are all critical to devoting your time adequately to your grander purpose.
Las Vegas may be the go-to weekend getaway hotspot for couples and singles, but what if you have kids in tow? Is there any way to navigate Sin City with children? Yes... and no.
These are the ups and downs of travel. Kids get sick, parents get sick, things get lost and stress is created. It was inevitable we'd get sick while we were in Thailand. It was not a question of if, but when.
Photo credit: Hilary Solan The iconic Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas' Paradise Island may be best known for its family-friendly kids clubs, wat...
The season provides plenty of solid, but lesser known family vacation alternatives to the banner Spring Break spots. Here are five places where you can get some sand, snow and space to yourself for the whole week--and maybe even save some money, too.
The eight North American and European properties herein all have suites and extras to accommodate kids, but offer starkly different settings and experiences. Poll the clan and make your choice.
The truth of the matter is that my baby has just as much right to be on a plane as any adult. When we are flying, I do my best to keep the chaos to a minimum, but chances are I'm more bothered by my child's crying than the guy across the row from me is.
Traveling with two kids, now ages five and three years old, over the past few years through various countries has been nothing short of easy. But the benefits of traveling together as a family far outweigh the stress and headaches that are inevitable with little ones.
Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family.
Lake Jesup is one of Central Florida's largest lakes and part of the St. John's River system. Seminole County, just north of flashy Orange county, bills itself as Florida's "natural" choice. We have to agree. We live here.
nternational travel will be a common thread for our children growing up, especially since we started them very early. We have years of growing up together, so we're just fine taking it one country at a time, and as slowly as possible.
Don't wait until the kids are older. Traveling with a baby is actually relatively easy (versus, say, trying to travel with a toddler) and cost effective. But, beyond that, there are many reasons why taking infants out of their everyday environment and going on baby-friendly holidays is beneficial.