October 30, 2014

Competitours: Vacation a la The Amazing Race with Your Teen or Tween

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I’ve long been a fan of The Amazing Race. The teams go to the most amazing locales and compete in so many fun challenges. If you’ve ever wanted to travel and compete in challenges in the style of The Amazing Race, and even better, do so with your kids, then look into Competitours. I recently read about Competitours on another […]

10 Luxury Hotel Spas Catering to Kids & Teens

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Earlier this week, I posted about the Top 5 Trends in Luxury Family Travel, one of which was spa treatments for kids and teens. These are definitely popular both here and abroad with hotels from California to Cape Town to Florence offering specialized treatments just for kids, tweens and teens. Take a look at 10 luxury hotel spas catering to […]

5 Things to Do with Kids in Madrid (+ an Almost $16 RT Airfare)

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Have you ever used the free Skyscanner app? I can’t lie, it’s pretty addictive. I open it up on my iPhone at least once a day to see where I can fly for cheap. Simply set your home airport and choose “Everywhere” as the city, then clear the dates so the app will pull up the cheapest fares going anywhere […]

8 Ways to Explore Glacier National Park in Montana

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Over the summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days exploring Glacier National Park in Montana. I visited one time before, nearly 20 years ago, and the park was just as beautiful as I remembered. It’s the perfect place to explore with children and the ideal spot to make new family memories. Take a look at eight ways […]

6 Places to Take Your Kids (Before it’s Too Late)

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I’ve yet to purchase Frommer’s 500 Places to See Before They Disappear, but it’s definitely on my list. There are so many places that I want to go with my kids. I might as well start with those that may not be around too much longer, right? Here are six places on my short list right now: 1. Glacier National […]

5 Best Resorts to Spend a Multi-Generational Vacation

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Multi-generational vacations are more popular than ever. Last summer, we spent three weeks in Ireland with my in-laws as part of a home exchange. It was great that my kids could spend more time with their grandparents and it was helpful to have an extra set of hands (and two extra drivers) during our vacation. If you’re thinking about a […]

‘Frozen’ Norway: 7 Places to Visit as a Family

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Given how much my nine-year-old (and everyone else) loves the movie Frozen, it really should come as no surprise that Norway has seen an epic 37 percent increase in visitors from the United States. In fact, a number of popular landmarks appear in the film, as do fjords, mountains and architecture of the region, making Norway a must-visit for Frozen […]

New Ebook: The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations

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My kids are getting older so I’m definitely starting to consider more adventure-focused vacation destinations, like Costa Rica and Peru. So, I was naturally excited to see that fellow family travel bloggers, Amie O’Shaughnessy of Ciao Bambino and Jamie Pearson of Travel Savvy Mom, had published a new ebook, The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations.  Inside, you’ll find loads of […]