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Traveling With Kids

Enjoying the Outdoors in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Findery | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Findery

Buried 1,120 feet below the mountain, you can't help but gaze in awe at the highest underground waterfall in the United States.

Family Travel Tips

Findery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Findery

Summer is here! And with that comes summer vacation. Whether you're heading to Europe to take advantage of this year's great exchange rates or you're simply visiting nearby grandparents, your summer will most likely involve some sort of family travel.

11 Tips For New Parents Flying With Their Children For The First Time

Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents

Flying can be stressful for anyone. Between crowded airports, tight cabin space and unpredictable delays, it’s not uncommon to greet a sea of tense ...

Exploring the Jersey Shore

Findery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Findery

I have yet to explore every mile of this fun, and often underestimated coastline, but am looking forward to another season to do so. In the meantime, put aside any stereotypes you may have about my new home state, and head on over to The Shore.

Get Bitten by the Disney Bug

Findery | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Findery

I was in my early twenties when I visited The Happiest Place on Earth for the first time, so I don't have any fond childhood memories of the parks. And yet, now I completely understand why people get so infatuated with Disney travel. Have you been pondering the same thing?

10 Places You Must Visit With Your Kids

MiniTime | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

With just eighteen summer holidays to look forward to as parents, it's important to think very carefully about where you're going to spend each one.

Five Great Local Summer Adventures!

Findery | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Findery

The wide wide world is just waiting to be explored, and it starts right at your doorstep. That's why I asked local moms to share their favorite spots in their own towns. No need to pack a bag to start exploring, you're already there.

Survival Tips When Traveling With Small Kids

Holly Rust | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Holly Rust

If you're a parent you've probably learned by now that vacationing with small kids can be very stressful. Vacationing with little ones is essentially all the same chaos that comes along with normal parenting -- just in a different location and amplified due to erratic schedules and endless excitement.

Local Places Moms Love

Findery | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Findery

Anyone can Google top tourist attractions, but we really wanted to uncover true city gems. Where's the best place to grab a burger? A great park to let the kids run wild? The roof top terrace that has the best view of the city?

When Your Child Has an Invisible Disability

Pacer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Pacer

"Look at that mother up there with that little blonde kid," barked the middle-aged woman in the red dress. "Who does she think she is? There isn't a thing wrong with that child!"

Adventures in Tena: 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

All five of us piled into a long, narrow, and low-in-the-water motor canoe and sped up river. The low profile of the boat offered a unique perspective like that of gliding on top of the water and was perfect for spotting several different types of Amazonian birds along the way.

School Spring Break in London with Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Spring break in America is one week but here in my kids' school in Scotland, they're off for 18 whole days. In the middle of the school year! After getting over the initial culture shock, I realized the only way to survive the long interruption in the school year is to figure out an escape.

Cotacachi, Ecuador: A Bit of Everything for Everyone - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

While I was in the Cloud Valley, having grand adventures through uncharted jungles and drinking mystery sugar cane drinks, Katie and the boys strolled around the town and soaked up the culture.

How to Give Your Kids the World

Findery | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Findery

I have heard it all. Seriously, I have heard every single excuse people have for not traveling with their children. Well, I have a secret. Not one of these is a good reason to not to teach your children to become world citizens and travelers.

Coicocha Crater Lake, Parque Condor, and the Otavalo Market - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

We had a busy week here in Cotacachi! First up, last Tuesday, we taxied the fifteen miles up to the Coicocha Crater Lake in the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological reserve and national park.

The Next Adventure in Cotacachi, Ecuador -- 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Beautiful does not describe this place. We are tucked away behind a quaint gate to the busy street, about two blocks from the square. We walked along a cobblestone path, lined with enormous avocado trees to a literal secret garden.

12 Family Vacation Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Traveling with children isn't easy. There are fights over beds, electronics and pool toys. Things won't always go your way, the weather won't always be perfect and your accommodations won't always be ideal. But choose gratefulness instead of bitterness. People notice.

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

Findery | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life. If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.

Taking the Kids to Guatemala

Findery | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Findery

Taking the kids to Guatemala provided so many learning opportunities, and not just for the kids either. When we booked our trip, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Then again, that's how we like to travel.

One Thing Parents Need To Stop Apologizing For

Beau Coffron | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

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.

Are You Making Discipline Harder on Yourself?

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

The rules weren't all that necessary or important. Which is why, when her kids didn't obey, she didn't enforce the rules. She just got more and more agitated.

7 Reasons I Will Keep Driving My Old, Messy Car

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

It would be awfully nice if Grandma didn't have to ask for a towel before she dared sit down on a seat, and if I didn't have to worry about burning my legs on the exposed seat-warmer wires. But then I think about all of the things I would have to give up if I got a new car.

Why You Should Take A Babymoon

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

According to my mother, my whole life is a vacation. Did I really need a specific holiday just because a baby was coming?

6 Reasons You Really Need Your Kids

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

Long line for the loo at Starbucks? No problem. Tell your kid to cross their legs, grab at their crotch and do the pee dance while loudly proclaiming that the "poo is coming NOW, mommy."

20 Signs You Are A Traveling Family

Olga Mecking | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Olga Mecking

This trip was soon followed by others, including to Spain, Malta and Great Britain, and many more. I am not even counting the visits to see extended family in Poland and Germany.