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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts the Family Will Love

There is tons of fun to be had on Thanksgiving.  Yes, Thanksgiving… that unnoticed bump between the bigger spending holidays of Halloween and Christmas!  These Thanksgiving crafts will help you keep the warmth of the season in your families tradition. Holiday season 2014 is closing in and I’m sure we’ve all already noticed all the Christmas decorations and sales going up… Wait!  Stop.  Let’s back-up and take a moment to have some fun with Thanksgiving before we… More

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Ten Kid Approved Travel Quotes :-)

Grownups are often looking for ways to encourage and inspire children to think outside the box and take calculated risks.  These kid approved travel quotes are quick, fun ways to start the mind thinking about the world outside. Traveling with kids is both fun and educational.  There are many lessons delivered in the packing and planning work, during the vacation and after your head hits your own pillow when the traveling is over.  Here are a few… More

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Addressing Fears of Traveling With Kids

Do you get out and explore the world with your family or are you waiting til the little ones are older because you have serious fears of traveling with kids? For many years, I’ve listened to parents talk about wanting to travel with their family but not doing so because they have anxiety and fear… on many different levels.  Some of this anxiety can be chalked up to daily routine and mild discomfort concerns but some are… More

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Survival Guide 101: Family Vacations

Just when summer vacation is over and the kids are back to school, it’s time to start thinking about possible holiday and winter break family vacations! Ok, mom, dad, grandma (or whichever caregiver you happen to be), it’s time to start thinking about family vacations!   What’s coming up? Thanksgiving! Christmas! New Years! And winter break from school! Start planning now to save money and make sure you’re prepared for anything that gets thrown your way. In truth,… More

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Back-to-School Adventures for Families

So it’s back-to-school time… yay! While most parents look forward to getting the kids back-to-school, some may also miss being able to bond with their kids over vacation and family outings.  But the fun doesn’t have to end just because summer break is over.  There are still many unique adventures to be had that will keep the family bond strong and infuse a sense of excitement into dull school weeks.  Below are some of our favorite things… More

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And the Best Las Vegas Family Hotel is…

The MyCuriousPlanet crew has been making its way around the globe, checking out the best of the best in family friendly spots for tots.  This is our 1st segment of the (unbiased and unpaid) Best Family Hotels series. We’ll start with… Tahiti Village in Las Vegas! Vegas is a changed city.  The once unrepentant Sin City has turned over a new leaf and now appeals to a wider audience… including families with young, school aged, and teenage… More

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Why Spain Rocks for Toddler Travel

Looking for an ideal place to travel with your toddler?  One of our current favorites is Spain, along the Costa Brava and Barcelona region!  Here’s why… When traveling abroad with your lil ones, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the best places to take toddlers.  Well, let me give you a suggestion now… Spain Rocks for Toddlers!  My lil guy and I recently spent a month on the Costa Brava coast and in Barcelona and… More

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3 Reasons to Travel Europe with a 3-Year Old

Are you looking forward to taking a vacation… when your kids get older?  Drop that idea and take off now.  Kids and parents benefit from toddler travel! Sometimes, parents will put off international travel because they are “waiting for the kids to get older”.  While it’s great to travel with kids when they are older, there’s a lot of fun to be had if you start kids out traveling when they are young.  My 3-year old and… More

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Is there a Best Child Car Seat for Travel?

Recently, a friend of mine wrote me to ask what the best child car seat for travel is and what I use when I’m traveling with my toddler.  She and her husband are new parents about to take their baby on vacation and were simply looking for advice.  Well, here’s the sum of my answer to her. When traveling with children, picking out the best child car seat for travel is one of the many safety aspects… More

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Summer in Europe 2014: my toddler and me

And it will go on and on… this is the first of many yet to be written blogs about summer in Europe with my toddler! After a lifetime of dreaming and many past adventures of preparation, it is finally time.  After months of planning for a summer abroad with my toddler, our Euro2014, summer in Europe has finally begun!  My wonderful and understanding fiancé drove our 3-year old boy and me to SFO last week and we… More