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9 Ways to Educate Children Through Travel (and see the world through their eyes)

When you educate children through travel, you’ll be able to experience the world through their eyes! My first travel adventure was taken at the ripe old age of 19.  I was young and free, and decided, much to my parents dismay, to book a solo trip to SE Asia.  I met some college exchange friends there and stayed for a month, mostly in Malaysia.  After growing up in a Missouri town of only 200 people and having… 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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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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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