December 22, 2014

6 Ways to Give Back Through Travel Over the Holidays

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Giving Tuesday may have come and gone, but don’t let that limit your ability to give back through travel. There are a number of ways you can help those less fortunate whether booking hotels, taking time to volunteer while on vacation or donating rewards miles that may be nearing expiration. Take a look at six easy ways your travels can benefit […]

2014 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win 2 Orlando Explorer Passes

gatorland parrots

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised more than $80,000 for buildOn to construct two schools and fund two adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa. Simply incredible. This is the seventh year of the Passports with Purpose […]

8 Reasons to Book a Family Vacation in Jamaica

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If you’ve been considering a family vacation to the Caribbean, take a look at Jamaica. It’s easy to get there from the U.S. There are loads of shoulder season deals, which generally run through mid-December. Plus, new waterparks, sailing classes and even bobsledding experiences make Jamaica a must-visit destination for families. Look for over-the-water suites to make their debut in […]

Voluntourism: 8 Ways to Give Back on Your Family Vacation

dirk reading

Voluntourism is big and it’s not just for adults. There are lots of programs at hotels and resorts that enable families and children to give back. You can even work directly with non-profits themselves, like Together for Good and Stuff Your Rucksack, which will let you know what’s needed at schools and orphanages in communities near your travel destination. Whether […]

Free Ebook: 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer

100 More Activities-Square

I’m excited to let you know that my second ebook, 100 More Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, is now available to all Kidventurous subscribers. As a follow-up to last year’s 100 Activities to Do as a Family this Summer, my second ebook is filled with even more tips, advice and ideas to help you have a fun and […]

8 Things You Must Do this Summer

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Summer is just around the corner. Despite single digit temperatures here in DC, I swear the last day of school and lazy summer days will be here in a flash, so it’s time to start thinking about how to best spend those 10 to 12 weeks of freedom with your kids. As you begin to plot out some ideas, take […]

2013 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win $300 to Spend at Choice Hotels

comfort inn

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised $110,000 to build five community wells in Haiti as part of a partnership with Water.org. Amazing. This is the sixth year of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser and my second time participating, with […]

Travel for a Cause: How to Help St. Jude & Kids with Cancer

Hearing from a St. Jude Patient & His Family

Pediatric cancer has been a cause close to my heart for the last three years since the death of Declan Carmical, a little baby in my neighborhood who died of a brain tumor in August 2010. More recently, Gavin Rupp, an active 13-year-old in my community, died of cancer this past July. So, when Expedia invited me to Memphis to […]