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Traveling With Kids

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

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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.

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out of the Country and 6 Ways to Make It Happen

AK Turner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

Starting a family doesn't have to mean an endless routine mired in domesticity. If you had the travel bug before kids, you can and should continue to travel as your family grows.

Resorts Encourage Kids to Get to the Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

Liftopia | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

With an ageing population, ski areas know that it's vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term.

Say Adios to the Babymoon and Embrace Adventure With Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

I always find that my kids can hike farther, climb higher or process deeper than I might think. It's the most beautiful thing to watch them adapt, learn, make friends in new places and begin to understand the concept of empathy.

7 Ways Vacations Get Better As Your Kids Get Older

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Teenagers, with the fastest texting thumbs in the world, were able to flag flight delays before the airline announced them, book an airport hotel room on the spot, and have Siri tell them which pizza place delivered to the middle of nowhere. Toddlers? You still must entertain them for hours and their stuff weighs more.

How To Have The Perfect Vacation, According To Kids

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel

A sandy beach, a seaside location and no trip to the airport necessary... sounds pretty ideal, right? That's not the description of some fabulous ...

Out of the Suburbs and into the Woods: A Haiku Diary

Peyton Price | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Truth: Family vacations are a whirlwind of frantically keeping your people entertained and happy when what you want is to be bored. Just for 10 minutes. One minute. One second.

Vacation Travel Tips for Parents With Young Kids

Vincent Daly | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

By default, children view parents as resident experts of the universe. Although kids possess the capacity to thrive when exposed to new experiences, they still seek the security of Mom and Dad when dealing with the unknown.

Family Asked To Deboard Plane After Dad Sends Tweet Criticizing Gate Agent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents

A Minnesota dad isn't exactly feeling the "LUV" after he and his two kids were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last weekend following confusi...

Have Baby, Will Travel

Fly.com | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

I have learned over the years that the thing you really need for traveling with young children is an abundance of savvy. You have to plan for all eventualities, but in a smart and efficient way.

The No-Bullsh*t Goody Bag For Parents To Give Out On Planes

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I'm simply not about to preemptively beg forgiveness in case my son disturbs your flight, and I'm certainly not going to pay some kind of tax to every other passenger just because my wife and I wanted to get away for a few days and we figured our son might want to come along.

The Great American Roadtrip: Toddler Friendly

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. The soundtrack of my particular childhood journeys was a combination of Barbara Streisand, the musical Annie and the Solid Gold cassette collection. Now it's time for my son to experience it.

WATCH: Surprise Disney World Trip Backfires Horribly

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents

Not every surprise can be met with smiles and laughter.* Like this surprise trip to Disney World, for example, which started with a somewhat confu...

Shake the Excess

Pamela Brill | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Pamela Brill

When you have kids, vacations are redefined. They are time away from home. Which is also a beautiful thing. Just different. And not a vacation.

A Family Road Trip To Twin Falls, Idaho

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

I've heard people wax poetic about Idaho's kind people and ample outdoor adventures, even about Boise's art and food scene. But I honestly had zero expectations about this state. Until recently.