2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers-Kids Are A Trip

Like it or not, the holidays are just around the corner, which means it is time to start checking items off your to do list. If you know someone who loves to travel, here are some of our favorites: 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers 1. J. Crew Dreamy Cotton Pajamas Whenever someone travels not only do they want a comfortable bed, they want a comfortable pair of pajamas. This pair from J. Crew is comfy and cozy, perfect for winter evenings (or days for that matter). 2. Cinda B Super II Tote This is hands down my favorite carry-on travel bag. It has a ton of room inside with interior pockets and a zip closure. Any frequent traveler will love this bag as… [Read More]

25 Fun Elf on the Shelf Road Trip Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Road Trip Ideas-Kids Are A Trip

When our Elf on the Shelf first arrived six years ago, I had no idea the amount of work I was creating for myself. At the time, I had three children under the age of six, and I made a big production about the arrival of our new little friend. I read the book that came with him from the North Pole and asked them to select a name. I thought it would be something great, something grand, so I waited patiently while they debated, and finally settled upon the best elf name ever…Dave. Yep, Dave the Elf. In my mind Dave was going to be the most marvelous, creative, fantastic elf in all the world. Not only would he arrive on the… [Read More]

Visit the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten Cruises

Hurtigruten Cruises-Kids Are A Trip

For the past few years, I’ve been keeping a bucket list of places we want to visit. After our visit to Norway with our children this past August, seeing the Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights) went right to the top of the list. Norway is stunningly gorgeous in the summer, so I can only imagine it’s beauty in the winter when the Northern Lights are at their peak. We have never taken a cruise as a family, but after seeing the package that Hurtigruten Cruises is offering this winter, along with their amazing excursions, we are more excited than ever to start planning a trip to see the Northern Lights and check this off our bucket list.   The Top 5… [Read More]

Best Movies for a Family Holiday Road Trip

Movies for a Holiday Road Trip-Kids Are A Trip

If you’re planning on hitting the road this holiday season with your family, it’s probably a safe bet you will need to have something to entertain the children along the way. Why not pass an hour or two with a classic holiday film? Here are 20 of our favorite family holiday movies we love to watch together.

Helpful Tips to Survive a Holiday Road Trip

Survive a Holiday Road Trip-Kids Are A Trip

Are you heading “over the river and through the woods” this holiday season to visit friends and family? Spending hours in the car with your loved ones can be a daunting proposition, but with some preparation and a lot of patience, the holiday road trip can create special memories that will last a life time.

25 Toys and Games to Entertain Kids on Planes

Ways to Entertain Kids on a Plane-Kids Are A Trip

Over the years we have logged numerous hours on plane rides with our children. We have lived through the whining, the begging, the spills, the tears, and unfortunately, the throw up. No amount of preparation can prevent undesired outcomes, but having some tricks up your sleeve can hopefully limit the problems and minimize the complaints. The toys and games I’m recommending are some of our favorites. You’ll find classics and new ones for this season, as well as toys for boys and girls, young and old. Whatever you choose, your kids are sure to be entertained on the plane.

Helpful Tips for Surviving Family Holiday Travel – The Airport Version

Family Holiday Travel Tips for Airports-Kids Are A Trip

Holiday travel season is quickly approaching, which means a lot of excitement and possibly a lot of stress. The airport crowds will be massive, luggage will be lost, and there will probably be delays somewhere along the way. Usually these headaches are unavoidable, so be sure to pack a lot of patience and a positive attitude. Here are some helpful tips to prevent you and your family from a travel meltdown as you try to make your way to your destination.

Win a Family Trip for 4 From Atlantic Luggage and Packing Tips for Family Travel

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you haven’t heard, Atlantic Luggage is having an amazing sweepstakes to win a trip for a family of 4 to San Diego or New York City, now through November 15, 2014. Before you pack your bags, keep reading to see why Atlantic Luggage may be the right choice for your next vacation. Our family loves to travel and we know it is important to have luggage you can trust when you are traveling with kids. Atlantic Luggage has been producing quality luggage since 1919 and is helping to make family travel easier with their lightweight and affordable travel luggage sets. With… [Read More]

7 Tips to Make Your Travel Photos Amazing

7 Tips to Make Your Travel Photos Amazing-Kids Are A Trip

Social media is more accessible than ever, and our phones are always within easy reach. I find myself constantly snapping pictures on my phone, editing, filtering, sending, sharing, you name it, it’s so easy these days. When we’re on vacation, I make a point of taking my camera with me (much to my husband’s chagrin since he carries it most of the time), because it provides me with many other features I just can’t get from a phone. Everyone wants to capture their vacation memories on film, but how do we make those actual experiences translate to the images that are produced? Here are some tips for creating some amazing travel photos:

Books that Inspire Travel to England

Books That Inspire Travel to England-Kids Are A Trip

As with previous posts, I’ve put together a list of books we have read with our children or recommend for reading with children before traveling abroad. These books will hopefully provide some inspiration before heading to England or maybe they will tide you over if you need a “Downton Abbey” fix before the next season.