For many years, people have asked us to share our money saving travel tips. We are very fortunate to have traveled with our children extensively, but the secret is, we rarely pay for our flights, we occasionally pay for hotels, and we have found many resources to help keep our costs low. Today I’m sharing with you some of our favorite tips for keeping travel expenses to a minimum.
When parents decide to apply for a passport for their kids, they need to realize it is a different process than the one they will experience when applying for their own. In the United States, a minor passport is issued to children under the age of 16, those above 16 years of age receive adult passports. When your child has a passport, not only are you providing them with an official form of government identification, you are opening the door for them to travel the world, experience new cultures, and take adventures to far away lands.
If you are looking for the best family activities in the Phoenix area, you have come to the right place. Phoenix is a wonderful choice for families looking for a warm winter destination. Commonly referred to as the “Valley of the Sun”, Phoenix rarely disappoints, as it averages 300 sunny days a year. I grew up in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, and my kids love visiting. Our favorite time to visit is in the winter,spring, and fall, when the weather is best.
Family Fun at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show This weekend, January 17th and 18th, there will be a ton of family fun to be had, all under one roof at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. As locals know, it is difficult to find indoor family entertainment during the winter months, but this show promises to have something for everyone. The travel show is the ideal place for travel lovers to dream, plan, and book their next vacation. Travel experts, chefs, and celebrities (Samantha Brown, Patricia Schultz, and Pauline Frommer to name a few) come together to inspire adventure seekers of all ages and give them advice on how to make their travel… [Read More]
10 Things To Know Before You Book A Cruise Today, I am pleased to have Nadeen from The Sophisticated Life sharing her cruising tips on my blog. Since I have never been on a cruise, these tips are so helpful for someone like myself, and I hope you will find them helpful too! From Nadeen: I am thrilled to be doing a guest blog post on Kids Are A Trip! I am a travel blogger on my blog The Sophisticated Life. Not only do I love to travel but I love cruising! So far I have been on 6 cruises including Bermuda, Bahamas, the Western and Southern Caribbean and most recently my dream cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. With cruises you… [Read More]
*A big shout out to my sister for sharing her family’s Lake Placid experience with me. You’re the best! If you are looking for some winter family fun, Lake Placid is an excellent destination to visit. Located 5 hours from the New York City and Boston areas, nestled in the stunning Adirondack mountains, lies the charming town of Lake Placid, New York, home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid’s ski resort, Whiteface Mountain, features one of the highest mountain peaks east of the Rockies. The Whiteface Resort is the center of all things winter sports related, but visitors will find many enjoyable activities off the slopes as well.
Noon Year’s Eve at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum On New Year’s Eve our family had the opportunity to do something special, a little different from our average New Year’s Eve celebration, which usually consists of lounging around the house all day and watching movies. We were invited to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to attend their inaugural Noon Year’s Eve party. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I knew the kids would love the opportunity to go to a party downtown and explore the nature museum as well.
Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! Winter has always been my favorite time of year to cozy up with a warm blanket, a steaming cup of coffee, and a wonderful book. It is also when I begin to make travel plans for the upcoming year, and I can always count on books to provide the inspiration for our next trip. I have found 15 books to share, some I have read, and some completely new to me, that I hope will carry you away to far away lands both real and imagined.
It is difficult to know where the best places to travel will be from year to year, so for 2015 I have come up with a short list of destinations that should be on your travel radar. Some of these are from my own personal bucket list and experience, others are based on the recommendations of travel guides and magazines, and the rest are suggestions from friends and family. I tried to make the list well rounded, with something for everyone, so hopefully there is something on the list that will inspire you to travel in the new year.
Thanks to SITS blogging, I am able to celebrate the end of the year in grand style, as today is my feature day on the SITS Girls website! I have waited for this day for many months, so I am very excited to have you here today. SITS stands for “The Secret is in the Sauce” and they are all about connecting bloggers and supporting one another through their blogger SITStahood. It also means over 50,000 people are hopefully reading about my blog on the SITS network today. Yippee! Highlights of 2014 If this is your first time visiting, welcome to Kids Are A Trip. I blog about our family’s travel adventures, sharing our tips in hopes of inspiring others to… [Read More]