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Belize’s magnificent sites, colorful culture, exciting adventure activities and spectacular scenery make it “Un-Belize-Able” for family travel. The proximity of the jungle and beaches makes it easy to combine destinations for an adventurous, yet relaxing vacation. Read more . . .
Whether you are heading to the wild savannahs of Africa, the white sand beaches of a remote South Pacific island, or a bustling market town in Southeast Asia, kids will love immersing in a new and foreign land! And, they can learn so much from the people and places they visit. Here are six things our kids learned on a recent trip to Zanzibar, an island off of Africa’s east coast. Read more . . .
Packing a carry-on bag for a long haul flight can be challenging. On one hand, you want to be sure to pack plenty to keep kids entertained, but you don’t want to over pack and end up with a bag that is too heavy. Here are nine other items we are sure to pack in kids’ carry-on bags. Read more . . .
The gateway to our summertime European travels was three days in shimmering Paris. After a long flight, we arrived at our rented Airbnb flat near the Eiffel Tower and walked over to say bonjour. Read more . . .
We arrived in Napoli bright and early on our first stop of our Royal Caribbean cruise. As our first stop in Italy, we wanted to ensure we hit some highlights that the nerdy adults would enjoy and would also keep the interest of our two boys, Zack (age 12) and Brady (age 9). It was also Zack’s birthday that day and he had one request: pizza, please. Read more . . .
Learning European History in Caribbean. Ostriches, Floating Bridges, and Submarines!
When I discovered our next filming trip for Travel With Kids would be to Curacao, I didn’t know what to think. Honestly, I didn’t know much about the island. I knew it was very far south in the Caribbean and thought there may be a connection to the colonial Dutch times. And, when we arrived that link was immediately apparent. Colorful European style buildings lining the waterfront and innovative engineering like the Queen Emma Bridge showed the Dutch influence. Read more . . .
As we are all too familiar with, family travel can get expensive. Even that trip that sounds cheap at first, adds up when you consider you have to multiply it by four, five, six family members. Here are some of the best ways we have found to travel with kids in tow and stay on budget. Read more . . .
As any parent knows, when you are traveling with kids, you are traveling with lots of luggage. In the chaos of leaving airports and boarding trains, I am constantly counting to make sure we have everything. We usually end up with all of the kids at our destination, but the thought of arriving somewhere without one of the bags, or strollers or baby backpacks could be almost as bad for the trip! But it happens. Read more . . .
Safaris can be an amazing adventure for families. To date, all the safaris I have taken in my lifetime have lived up to every expectation I had as far as wildlife goes…charging rhinos, elephants chasing off hippos, lions treeing a leopard, massive antelope migration…the list goes on. When our sons Nathan and Seamus were 9 and 11, we filmed Travel With Kids South Africa and Travel With Kids Botswana and learned a few lessons about safari drives with kids. Read more . . .
I have to say travel insurance, while a must in my mind, is not usually the most glamorous thing. You pay a fee for services you hope never to use (although I also must admit we have used them quite often…read on!). Insurance policies often read like a legalese version of War and Peace…going on and on with no mention of what makes you want to travel in the first place, the destination. But RoamRight’s travel insurance mobile app changes all that. Read more . . .