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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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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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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