When planning a trip to Rome, many people often look for day trips from the city, or other areas to explore. While it is possible to explore Pompeii and even Sorrento in a day, we would recommend spending at least a night in the area when traveling with kids. Sorrento has spectacular vistas, abundant lemon trees, and a charming town square. Pompeii is perfect for kids to run and explore, weaving in and out of the ruins as children would have before it was destroyed. Capri is charming and elegant, a worthwhile boat ride from Sorrento. So instead of rushing through a journey south, make plans to stay awhile and enjoy the area of Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii with kids.
Packing in general is a pain but packing for a trip where you will need the basic items as well as sports specific gear is even worse. A ski trip is no exception. While ski equipment – including ski boots, skis, and poles – can be rented easier than it can be brought on a bus or plane, there is still a lot of gear to pack. This includes everything from the obvious ski jacket to the smaller accessories like socks and gloves. Since winter gear can be so bulky, finding items that can be used on and off the slopes is a good idea, but ski gear is also not a place to prioritize price over quality. If you’re… [Read More]
Dealing with motion sickness when traveling isn’t easy. Motion sickness can affect many young children because their brain and inner ear can sense motion, but their eyes and joints won’t. This imbalance results in nausea, dizziness, sweating, and sometimes, vomiting. We have two children that suffer from queasy stomachs and sometimes they start to feel ill when we least expect it. How do we prevent it? How can you prevent it? Well there isn’t a magic formula, but we have many suggestions that have worked for us over the years and hopefully they will work for you as well.
The Travel and Adventure Show is getting ready to kick off its tour across the country, and while it’s a great place for adults, it can be fun for kids as well. On January 21st and 22nd, families won’t want to miss the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Family entertainment may be difficult to find during the winter, but the Travel and Adventure show will captivate parents and children of all ages.
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 our kids love visiting. Our favorite time to visit is in the winter, spring, and fall, when the weather is best. Here are some of the best family activities in Phoenix and the surrounding area.
As your vacation planning for 2017 begins in earnest, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to other family travel experts and ask their opinions on the best family vacation destinations. The responses cover the globe, from extremely popular Cuba to exotic Jordan and our neighbor to the north, Canada. These suggestions come from the experts, family travel writers who travel with their families for a living. Everyone has visited these destinations with their families and they are sharing the best family vacation destinations for 2017 to help you with your planning!
As 2016 draws to a close, we are reminded not only of the struggles and losses of the past year, but the joys and successes as well. There were moments that made us question ourselves and our roles in the universe at large, but there were also times that made us laugh harder and appreciate each other more. I do not believe in forecasting, worrying about those things out of our control and making ourselves miserable. Instead, I choose to encourage everyone to live each and every moment to its fullest and tell your loved ones what they mean to you every chance you get. 2016 may have tossed us around, but it also opened our eyes and brought us… [Read More]
The south of France is known for its spectacular scenery and it is difficult to know where to begin, but we’ve put together ten beautiful places to visit in Provence. With its rolling fields of lavender, pebbled roads lined with towering plane trees, and picturesque villages, it amazes me it isn’t completely overrun with tourists. Your senses will be on overload from the diversity of scenery, from the azure blue of the Mediterranean to the rust colored hills of Roussillon. It’s easy to understand why artisans have made the pilgrimage to Provence through the centuries to seek inspiration from this landscape. There are many villages, sights, and attractions to see, but here’s a short list of some of the best.
A road trip is a right of passage for many American families. It is a time for families to spend hours on end enjoying one another’s company, playing games, seeing new sights, and creating memories. My husband loves road trips. We usually end up making at least one road trip each year and have learned many things along the way. The longest car ride was from Chicago to San Antonio, and we have made several trips to Nashville and New York by car. Each time I swear I will never, ever, travel that far in a car with three children again. However, we continue to take road trips, so I guess the best thing to do is to find some awesome road trip activities for… [Read More]
The Midwest might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning winter ski trips, but there are plenty of places in the area to hit the slopes. Most ski areas have a wide variety of runs, making them perfect for all levels of ski enthusiasts. The hills may not be as steep as their competitors out West, but they have the perfect conditions for getting kids started on skis and families looking to spend quality time together in the snow. This winter, pack your gear and head to some of the best places to ski in the Midwest with kids.