December is almost here and many kids have begun to make those holiday wish lists. Instead of settling for a boring gift card, clothing, or video game, why not try something different this year? Here are some of the newest cool holiday gift ideas for kids we’ve found this year.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nebraska Tourism for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes we don’t have to travel very far to discover an amazing destination. Sometimes that destination is right in our own backyard. For those of us in the Midwest, Nebraska is one such place, centrally located with a variety of unexpected attractions that might surprise visitors and natives alike. Whether you have been there before, or still need to explore the state, here are 5 reasons Nebraska needs to be on your travel radar. 1. It has some of the coolest National Monuments Nebraska has some amazing natural wonders to explore. Chimney Rock is a 300 foot natural spire that… [Read More]
New York City is a dream destination for tourists. There are experiences of all shapes and sizes, for all ages, at all hours of the day. After years of debating a trip to the Big Apple, we finally decided our children were the right ages where we could successfully tackle the city and all it has to offer. We have survived the stroller stage, and the kids are all self-sufficient, so New York City seemed like the ideal fall getaway. However, New York City can seem overwhelming for someone unfamiliar to the city. When I realized my Mastercard World Elite card has a 24 hour Concierge that could help with our planning, I turned to them to help plan our… [Read More]
Hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the letter V! We have been exploring the country as we make our way through the alphabet each and every week. This week we have arrived at the letter V and Vegas, as in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hopefully you saw the best of Utica, New York last week and Traverse City, Michigan the week before. This week I am thrilled to have Bethaney from Flashpacker Family sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Las Vegas!
Welcome to our “See the USA” series as we travel across the country (and through the alphabet) exploring some beautiful destinations you should explore (if you haven’t already). Hopefully you caught the best of Newport, Rhode Island last week and Manhattan the week before. This week we’ve reached letter O and Orlando a place many of you might know, but maybe you don’t know about everything it has to offer outside the theme parks. This week I have Heather from I Love Family Travel sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Orlando, her home town!
When visiting Orlando, families tend to spend their days running around from theme park to theme park, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want a fabulous resort to return to at the end of the day. I think I have lost track when it comes to the number of properties we have explored in the Orlando area, but these are some we would recommend for families based on their amenities, location, and let’s be honest, cleanliness. It’s hard to narrow down the properties, but we think these are the 8 best family resorts in Orlando.
Norway is known for stunning natural beauty with its fjords and forests, waterfalls and Northern Lights. Oslo is all of this and more with its world class museums and architecture on display throughout the city and along its beautiful waterfront. The city is extremely family friendly and easy to navigate using your feet or public transportation. The Norwegian capital will delight in many ways, but we’re sharing 7 things families will love to do in Oslo, Norway.
Even if you are not a large family, you can learn to save money from the tips I’m about to share. One of the more difficult issues we have encountered in our travels is finding suitable accommodation for our family of five. It seems most hotel rooms are built for a family of four and when traveling abroad, many hotels won’t allow more than two to a room due to fire code regulations. So what is a family of five (or more to do)? You have to get creative with your lodging.
If your family is planning a trip to Spain, and you want to make sure the kids have a good time, some times a good way to achieve that is through a family friendly tour. Real Barcelona Tours has guides that are local, English-speaking experts in art, history, and archaeology. They provide child-friendly tours with activities such as scavenger hunts to engage your children during the trip. Do your kids think art and museums are boring? If so, Real Barcelona Tours are perfect for your family, because fun and learning are guaranteed.
Munich is the heart of Bavaria, where locals welcome visitors with open arms. With year round festivals, outdoor beer gardens, and stellar attractions, the city is pleasant for adults and families alike. Whether you choose to stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Town or make use of the city’s excellent transportation system, one thing is for sure. The sights and sounds of Munich will appeal to visitors of all ages.