How to Travel to Europe on a Budget

How to Travel to Europe on a Budget-Kids Are A Trip

Now is the best time to travel to Europe on a budget. As a family, we have vacationed overseas every summer for the last five years and of course this is the year we didn’t plan a trip abroad. I kick myself every day, especially when I see the multitude of vacation photos as I spool through Instagram and Facebook. I am desperate to return, trying to finagle a trip out of my unsuspecting husband, hoping I can somehow make it happen before the end of the year. With the arrival of each child, the cost of travel has grown proportionately so I am constantly looking for ways to save money when we travel. Today I want to share with you how we are able to… [Read More]

How to Survive a Museum Visit with Kids

How to Survive a Museum Visit with Kids-Kids Are A Trip

Many families are intimidated by the thought of touring a museum filled with ancient sculptures, famous paintings, and priceless artifacts, but it’s not as difficult as one might think to survive a museum visit with kids. With the right amount of planning and preparation, children can enjoy a museum visit almost as much as adults. They may not appreciate it in the same manner, but they will certainly learn something, and that’s never a bad thing.

Back to School Online Sampling Event #BTS


Are you ready for the kids to go back to school? Well, even if you are still enjoying having the kids home for the summer, I’m sure school is still in the back of your mind. I’m still enjoying these last weeks of summer, but I know school will be here soon. I love the idea of an entire week devoted to amazing things for back to school and since some of you have already started year round school, I think it’s the perfect time for a sampling event! What is a Sampling Event? The Back to School Sampling Event (#BTS) is a five day online event (July 20 thru July 24) where you have the opportunity to discover and experience amazing brands… [Read More]

5 Tips to Travel on a Budget and a Major Giveaway!

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Today is a great day to visit Kids Are A Trip, because not only are we sharing 5 tips to travel on a budget, but 18 other bloggers and myself are having a major giveaway for you to win $250 for your summer vacation! Wouldn’t that be fun to take on your next trip? And if you don’t want to use it for travel, I’m sure you could find another use for it. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below and be sure to stop by the other sponsor sites and say hello. They would love to meet some new people and you never know what you might learn from their posts!

5 Top Things to Do in Seattle with Kids

5 Things to Do in Seattle with Kids-Kids Are A Trip

I am thrilled to have Marissa from The Adventure Ahead writing a guest post and sharing her top things to do in Seattle with kids. Seattle has a special place in my heart because my sister attended the University of Washington and I have fond memories of our many weekend visits to the city and surrounding area. Marissa took her family for a fun adventure and found there is plenty to do for kids of all ages.

The Great American Road Trip Part 4: Cooperstown to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh with Kids-Kids Are A Trip

It’s amazing how time flies when you are having fun and our great American road trip is coming to an end. We said goodbye to my parents and the farm we called home for the week in Cooperstown and headed out in a light drizzle to our destination for the day: Pittsburgh. Neither my husband nor myself had ever visited “Steel City”, but we were excited to see as much as we could in less than 24 hours.

The Great American Road Trip to Cooperstown

Cooperstown with Kids-Kids Are A Trip

We have reached the stopping point for our road trip to Cooperstown and are ready to explore. Cooperstown is a small village nestled along Lake Otsego in upstate New York. Most visitors arrive for the baseball tournaments that take place at the nearby Dreams Park for thirteen weeks each summer. Families congregate along the main street (aptly called Main Street) and filter in and out of the numerous baseball souvenir shops all day long. Thankfully, there is more to Cooperstown than baseball, you just have to know where to look.

The Great American Road Trip Part 2: Cleveland to Cooperstown

Road Trip to Cooperstown-Kids Are A Trip

A common mistake that might be made during a road trip is underestimating the amount of time it will take to reach a destination. That is probably the best way to summarize our second day of travel. If you go to Google Maps and type in Cleveland to Cooperstown Dreams Park, the estimated time is approximately 6.5 hours. We knew that our son was expected to check in at the barracks at 6 p.m., so we planned to sleep in and leave by 9 a.m., giving us plenty of time. Except that wasn’t the case.

The Great American Road Trip Part 1: Chicago to Cleveland

Road Trip Cleveland-Kids Are A Trip

Every summer many families partake on a great American road trip, and this year our journey has brought us to Cooperstown, New York. Our oldest son and his team has the opportunity to play baseball at the Cooperstown Dreams Park complex for the week. He will stay in the barracks on property, while we stay elsewhere, but we get to see him everyday while his team plays baseball. Teams come from all over the United States (and from Canada too), to play America’s past time and share moments as only 12 year old boys can. Our family thought it would be fun to bring not only our children but my parents as well on our great American road trip (even… [Read More]

Favorite Family Friendly Beaches Around the World

Favorite Family Friendly Beaches Around the World-Kids Are A Trip

When a group of travel writers shares their favorite family friendly beaches around the world, you never know what to expect. I was thrilled when I posed this question to many fellow writers and found their answers to be various and far reaching. Last week, many of them shared their favorite beaches in the United States (we saved Hawaii for this week), and now they are spilling the beans on their favorite beaches around the world. I hope you enjoy this journey through the sand and sun, possibly recalling old favorites or finding something new to explore.