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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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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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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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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

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

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