Month: March 2019

travel list

Packing List and Tips from the Travel Experts

No matter how many times you’ve done it, when you’re traveling with family, it helps to make a very detailed packing list. Especially with kiddos who travel better with “something familiar,” it’s worth the effort. Who wants a meltdown halfway through the airport when you realize you’ve forgotten something, anyway? (I’m talking about adult meltdowns—most …

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Bedtime routine

Bedtime Stories & How I Accidentally Made our Bedtime Routine Easier

Bedtime stories: and how I accidentally made our bedtime routine easier. Some of the best things were invented accidentally: chocolate chip cookies, the Slinky, and even pacemakers, for example. (Wow!) One special night during our standard bedtime routine, I accidentally invented a magical pillowcase. My then- four-year-old child was nestling down after her bedtime story, …

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Sightseeing and Vacation Activities with Kids

Vacation activities and sightseeing with kids! Last week in our travel series, our travel experts wrote about choosing accommodations. There’s nothing like knowing where your home base is to provide some comfort before you explore the area! When you’re on a family vacation, though–be it spring break, summer vacation, or anytime at all–it’s important to …

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trip advisor

The (Mom) Trip Advisors for Family Vacations: Choosing a Destination

I’m changing my official job title to family vacation “trip advisor.” The town where I spend most of my time has had record cold temperatures lately, so while I’m thawing, I can’t help but think of warm travel destinations. Warm or not, choosing a destination is likely the most fun part of it all. (Well, …

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