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Traveling with Kids in Colombia – a 4 yr old and mom conquer Colombia

Got questions about traveling with kids in Colombia?  Well, my loco 4-year old and I just took on Colombia… and loved it!  Now we’re ready to share some advice and of our experiences with you. If you’ve read some of my random blogs, you likely know that my lil guy and I travel… kinda a lot.  Still, even though we’re pretty experienced, the idea of trekking through Colombia made me nervous (I’m the mom, btw – though… More

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7 Reasons Moms Should Travel Alone with the Kids (and sure, dads too!)

Curious what it would be like to travel alone with the kids?  Before mental images of tears and lost teddy bears fill your mind, try these 7 reasons you should do it on for size. Dad has to work and mom has time off.  Mom has to work and dad has time off.  The work schedule of your friends or family shouldn’t interfere with you and your children being able to travel… Before I became a mother,… More

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10 Tips on Staying Cool During Summer Travel With Kids

Parents and children agree that staying cool during summer travel makes everyone’s experience a much happier one.  Here’s how we recommend you go about it! There are many things that can cause meltdowns when taking a family trip… meltdowns from both the kids and the parents!  We’re all familiar with the crankiness caused by hunger, fatigue, jetlag and a change in routine but it’s easy to forget about heat issues that may become problems when traveling with… More

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Cool & Refreshing Ideas for Summer Vacation

Across the country, schools are shutting their doors for the summer and letting flocks of kids out on the streets… to terrorize the unsuspecting community and their calm, peaceful families.  Ok, I’m kidding!  But seriously, now that summer is here, we will soon find ourselves with a houseful of bored kids.  If you’re like me, half of your friends have plans soon and the other half is still scratching their heads, trying to decide on something fun… More

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Looking for Real Mom Travel Advice?

One of the best ways for moms to learn is by collecting the experiences of other mothers.  When I started to travel with my baby, I quizzed adventurous friends and searched travel forums, looking for travel advice from other parents.  What I found was mostly, wait for it… mom travel advice. Haha It may have just been the sources I stumbled on but moms seem to be the organizers, family vacation planners, and best source of advice… 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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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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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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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