Today I have Tiphanya from Avenue Reine Mathilde sharing her 5 Reasons to Visit Alsace with Kids. Tiphanya is French and has a three and a half year old daughter. After traveling through Europe for a year, her family decided to stay for awhile in Alsace. They have spent three months in the north part of the region and now will stay 2 years in the Alsatian city of Mulhouse before they begin their travels anew. We will be traveling to Alsace in November, so Tiphanya’s post is very timely for us. We are looking forward to our visit and she has provided us with some very useful information. Hopefully you will find some new reasons to visit Alsace with kids as well.
One of our family’s favorite things to do is read children’s books from around the world. Not only do they inspire our travels, they teach us about other cultures and far away lands. These books encourage children to use their imaginations and make connections, hopefully realizing they never need to leave the comfort of home to learn about other cultures.
Pinterest recently notified me that my most successful pin to date 25 Easy to Pack Travel Snacks had just been pinned over 12,000 times, causing me to 1) fall out of my chair 2) silently thank all the amazing people that have pinned the post and 3) come up with a new list of 25 Easy to Pack Nut Free Travel Snacks. It is my hope that many people will find this helpful, especially at the start of the school year. Our youngest has tree nut and peanut allergies and I am constantly searching for new foods to send along in his school lunch box. I also look for easy to pack snacks to bring along when we travel because we… [Read More]
I am delighted to have Eileen Gunn from FamiliesGo! sharing her favorite things to do in Munich with kids. For those of you unfamiliar with Eileen, she is a veteran journalist, fearless traveler and mom of one. She’s written a book on career management that took lessons from extreme sports, climbed a volcano in the pitch black, gone kayaking in a typhoon, and launched a business. Eileen launched FamiliesGo! to help parents plan memorable vacations the whole family can enjoy together. Head over to her site to find advice for planning your next vacation. Munich is one of our favorite destinations in Germany, and we are excited we will have the chance to visit their famous Christmas markets later this year. Until then,… [Read More]
Our family loves a good road trip and we love the Alabama Road Trips suggested by their state tourism department. They have covered the state, designing itineraries with the whole family in mind. Maybe your family would enjoy the miles of pristine Gulf Coast beaches and water sports, or maybe they are more inclined to explore the city life of Birmingham and savor some mouth-watering barbecue. Whatever type of adventure your family is seeking, Alabama is sure to please with its fantastic food, beautiful beaches, and Southern hospitality.
If you haven’t visited Milwaukee with kids, you don’t know what you’re missing. This city on Lake Michigan has family friendly museums, restaurants, and festivals to appeal to children of all ages. The city is fairly easy to maneuver, has a stunning lakefront, and is perfect for a weekend getaway. We love visiting from Chicago and each time we are pleasantly surprised to discover new sights to explore as a family.
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]
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.
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]
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!