Tahiti Village Las Vegas

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

travel with kids in india

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

Spain

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

3-year old The Giant's Causeway is great for toddlers!

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

summer in europe

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

getting a baby passport

Tips on Getting a Baby’s Passport

Until recently, I didn’t realize that getting a baby passport could be such a stressful process.  My toddler had his passport application in at 2-months old and we received it soon after (getting his ss# was much harder).   It seems this isn’t always the case, however.  A friend recently recounted the 2-week long ordeal her family went through to secure her newborn’s passport.  Because of her story, I did some research and realized getting a baby passport… More

burning man family friendly

Is Burning Man Family Friendly? A Burning Man Artist Breaks It Down For Us

In the last decade, the popularity of Burning Man has grown exponentially.  Ten years ago, I had never heard of it.  In the last five years however, the gossip has started trickling in.  I’ve been hearing talk of an amazing artists event in the middle of a dry, hot desert… a hedonistic visual must-do.  From what ‘they’ say, it’s an uncomfortable, spiritual, insane experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. I had been… More

books that help prepare toddlers for airline travel

Books That Help Prepare Toddlers for Airplane Travel

MyCuriousPlanet When you’re getting ready for a family vacation or holiday trip that requires some airplane travel, it may be a good idea to prepare your toddler with a few books about airports and vacation planning.  Books like these are usually inexpensive and can go a long way towards reducing stress and anxiety for kids in a new situation.  In fact, there are many great books that help prepare toddlers for airplane travel on Amazon for less… More

San Francisco Bay Area Adventures for Kids

Hidden San Francisco Bay Area Adventures for Kids

With spring upon us, there is no better time to get out and start exploring with your kids.  Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find great adventure… it can be hiding in your own back yard!  Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have more than our share of amazing places for kids and families to explore.  There are hidden gems that often get overlooked for the more obvious mega stops, though, so we… More

parenting pet peeves

Parenting Pet Peeves: toddler body words penis vs boy parts

Do you have any parenting pet peeves?  Do you try to shake them or embrace them?. What is your take on teaching toddlers body part words? There are so many different opinions… and I think I may be on the ‘other’ side of the fence.  It’s one of my parenting pet peeves that I can’t seem to shake. In general, I try to nurture a ‘live and let live’ kind of lifestyle.  It’s been a challenge for… More