September 17, 2014

7 Tips for Renting a Car in Europe

europe rental car

If you’ve been to Europe before, you’ll understand the risk of trying to drive in its big cities. I must admit, having grown up in Boston, I enjoy the thrill of city driving. But in Paris or London or Rome (or pretty much any big European city), you’re generally better off without a car. You’ll save time and money going […]

CyberSummer: One-Day Hotel Flash Sale (June 21)

casa palopo

It felt like winter would never come to an end and yet Saturday (June 21) is already the first day of summer. Even better, Saturday is CyberSummer, the one day a year when you can score major deals on hotel stays at a variety of properties in the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. Take a look at some of the hotel […]

10 Pinterest Boards to Plan Your Next Disney Vacation

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In the fall, we’ll be headed back to Walt Disney World. It will be our first time there in three years and we can’t wait. So I’m already starting to pin, pin and pin some more over on Pinterest. If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, too, take a look at these 10 Pinterest boards worth a follow: […]

Summer Travel: Free Planning Guides

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There are so many places I want to go this summer, once the snow finally melts and I don’t need to wear a heavy coat everywhere I go. So, I was excited to learn about TravelGuidesFree.com, which is a great resource for travelers who want to order free travel brochures to help plan family travels. Whether you want to go […]

4 Ways to Manage Travel with Kids Over Spring Break

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I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that a recent Bank of America survey found that half of Americans are planning to take a vacation over Spring Break. This winter has been long and cold (hello, we got nine inches of snow yesterday here in DC), and lots of families just want to escape to any destination that doesn’t require […]

No End to Snow: Hit the Slopes & Save on Lift Tickets

family skiing

It’s hard to believe it’s March 2 and we’re expecting 6-10 inches of snow tomorrow in the Washington, DC area. So, clearly, there is still time to get out on the ski slopes, which makes it appropriate that Liftopia’s National Play Hooky & Ski Week kicks off on Monday. If you’re not yet familiar with Liftopia, it’s a website dedicated […]

4 Airlines Not to Overlook When Hunting for Low Fares

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As I noted in my travel resolutions post on Monday, I’m thinking about taking my older girls (ages 8 & 10) to Reykjavic next month. As I began to search for airfares, I realized that flights exclusively on Icelandair were not included in the search results on Kayak. They only had multiple airline combinations that were neither time-efficient nor inexpensive. […]

Orlando: Saving Money on Family Show Tickets

Medieval Times

When most people think of Orlando, Walt Disney World comes to mind before anything else. Who doesn’t love Mickey, Minnie and Cinderella? We try to take the kids at least once every couple of years. My husband and I even went on our own last year and had a great time staying at the Boardwalk Inn, which is perfectly situated […]