4th of July Fun

5 Awesome 4th of July Ideas for Kids (to do at home)

Are you looking for some 4th of July ideas for kids?  Something that will tear their eyes away from the latest iPad game or their favorite cartoon?  We have a list of precious Pinterest ideas that the whole family will love! 1) Idea number one comes from Heidi at HappinessIsHomemade.net.  She and her boys decided to whip up some firework painting fun, and it looks like they had a good time doing it.  This is a great… More

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Yes, Family Cruises are a Great Way to Travel with Kids

Are you new to family travel and looking for something manageable?  Or are you maybe just wanting a vacation where you are completely spoiled?  Either way, a family cruise is the way to go. It can be an intimidating change, going from childless travel to traveling with children.  Some parents can jump in headfirst but if you’re the type that needs a bit more coaxing, we have the perfect solution for you… book one of the many… More

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The Airplane is Dancing!!! (and other silliness to help toddlers travel well)

Does your toddler roll with the changes or need a little extra prep for things outside of the comfort zone?  Regardless on your child’s personality, these fun ideas are designed to help toddlers travel well! Traveling with toddlers can be a ton of fun but even when everything is going as planned, little issues can pop up and ruin a perfectly good afternoon.  It’s a general consensus that one of the most high-strung times can be when you’re… More

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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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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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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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Traveling with Kids in India

Traveling with Kids in India can be a lot of fun for the whole family.  With just a little extra planning, you’ll have the time of your life.  Here are a few of my random thoughts on what to see and what you need to know to keep your children happy and safe while visiting my country. Visiting India is a lot of fun for people of all ages and tastes; even kids love our sites, foods… 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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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