The family road trip is one of those vacations people either love or hate. Those hours from point A to point B and sometimes places in between can either be magical or downright exhausting. After logging thousands of miles in road trips reading (and listening to) hundreds of books while driving along, we’ve come up with our list of best audio books for a family road trip. Enjoy!
Maybe it’s a deep seeded connection to my Irish ancestors or a simple love of Ireland. Whatever the case may be, I love to read books about the land of the leprechauns and share them with my children. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some of our favorite books that inspire travel to Ireland.
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.
The weather is heating up, and with summer just around the corner, we’ve compiled 15 great books for summer vacation that will make you laugh and cry, dream and hope, and escape reality as needed. Find one of these books that is calling your name, grab a beach towel, your sunglasses, and some sunscreen, and head outside for some rest and relaxation. You know you deserve it. 1. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner By all appearances, Allison Weiss has the perfect life. A beautiful family, a job she loves, and a big house in the suburbs. One day, while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder…Is a Percocet at the end of the day… [Read More]
SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURES: Kids’ Travel Book Series Usually there aren’t individual book reviews on this site, but when Catharine Aragon approached me about her series, Scavenger Hunt Adventures, I was very intrigued and asked her if she wouldn’t mind sending a copy for my kids and myself to check out. The Scavenger Hunt Adventures series takes young explorers through the popular sights of cities and engages them in sightseeing through spy-themed scavenger hunts. They currently have published six titles: MISSION LONDON, MISSION PARIS, MISSION ROME, MISSION BARCELONA, MISSION WASHINGTON, D.C., MISSION NEW YORK, with Amsterdam coming this summer and others on the way soon. I asked her to send me the MISSION ROME title since we visited recently and I was hopeful the kids could still… [Read More]
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]
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.
When you travel, sometimes your carry-on bag makes you feel like a pack mule. When you add children to the mix, you are loaded down with every conceivable toy from the toy box: crayons, stickers, Lego guys, lovies, you name it. You’re lucky if you don’t throw out your back while hauling everything through the airport. After five trips abroad in the last five years with our three children, and many domestic trips in between, I think I have come up with a pretty stream lined list of everything you might need, hopefully saving you some back pain along the way.
Thinking of a trip to Italy? Looking for books to inspire young readers? Check out our list of suggested reading, there’s something for everyone!
Before we visit new countries with our children, we like to discover literature that inspires travel. Here are books we would recommend sharing with your children (or reading yourself) before you visit France.