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.
Holiday travel season is quickly approaching, which means a lot of excitement and possibly a lot of stress. The airport crowds will be massive, luggage will be lost, and there will probably be delays somewhere along the way. Usually these headaches are unavoidable, so be sure to pack a lot of patience and a positive attitude. Here are some helpful tips to prevent you and your family from a holiday travel meltdown as you try to make your way to your destination.
It seems lately everyone wants to know about TSA Precheck. What does it mean and how do you get it? We’ve been using it now for over a year and I have certainly noticed the uptick in passengers using the expedited lines at the airport. We feel it has been worth the investment for the amount of time we spend at airports. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, here is what you need to know about TSA PreCheck:
When I pause to reflect on the year that was 2015, I can only come up with one word: grateful. We are grateful for the adventures we enjoy, the friends and family that support us from near and far, and the ordinary times and moments that make life extraordinary. We have learned a lot about ourselves both at home and on the road and want to share the valuable life lessons travel taught us this year, hoping you might be inspired to apply a few to your own lives.
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.
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]
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.
I am thrilled to have Marissa from The Adventure Ahead writing a guest post and sharing her top things to do in Seattle with kids. Seattle has a special place in my heart because my sister attended the University of Washington and I have fond memories of our many weekend visits to the city and surrounding area. Marissa took her family for a fun adventure and found there is plenty to do for kids of all ages.
Every summer many families partake on a great American road trip, and this year our journey has brought us to Cooperstown, New York. Our oldest son and his team has the opportunity to play baseball at the Cooperstown Dreams Park complex for the week. He will stay in the barracks on property, while we stay elsewhere, but we get to see him everyday while his team plays baseball. Teams come from all over the United States (and from Canada too), to play America’s past time and share moments as only 12 year old boys can. Our family thought it would be fun to bring not only our children but my parents as well on our great American road trip (even… [Read More]
When a group of travel writers shares their favorite family friendly beaches around the world, you never know what to expect. I was thrilled when I posed this question to many fellow writers and found their answers to be various and far reaching. Last week, many of them shared their favorite beaches in the United States (we saved Hawaii for this week), and now they are spilling the beans on their favorite beaches around the world. I hope you enjoy this journey through the sand and sun, possibly recalling old favorites or finding something new to explore.