Newest Pit Stops

Harry Potter road trip: UK filming sites worth visiting

There's are many filming locations for the Harry Potter movie franchise scattered over the UK and Scotland, but frankly, not all of them are visit-worthy. For instance, the campsite Harry and Hermione … Read More

Dominican Republic with kids: Power snorkeling at Sosua Beach

During our Fathom cruise in the Dominican Republic, we knew we wanted to both visit a local beach and take a snorkeling trip. We were able to do both during a power snorkeling trip with Wild Play … Read More

Dominican Republic with kids: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

Located in the countryside outside of Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic, the 27 Waterfalls of Damajuana is the most talked-about experience on the north side of the island. Is it worthy of the hype? In … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Kimpton Surfcomber review: Where to stay on South Beach with kids

South Beach Miami may not be the most kid-friendly destination, but as Miami's a major cruise port, families will find themselves navigating Miami Beach with kids in tow. When we realized our red-eye … Read More

Impact travel with teens: What to expect on a Fathom cruise

If you have kids over age 8, and are ready to dive into some form of volun-tourism while you vacation, a Fathom cruise to the Dominican Republic may be a great place to start. Fathom cruises combine … Read More

Aboard a small ship cruise: Day by day with Alaskan Dream Cruises

When I told friends and family we'd be experiencing SE Alaska on a cruise ship, the image that came to everyone's mind included a huge ocean liner, busy ports of call, fancy restaurants, kids clubs, … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Travel Gear We Use: GoTenna review

When we visited Paris last winter, we spent a wonderful day in the Louvre. At least, it was mostly wonderful, except for the two hours we spent looking for each other. My husband had our two older … Read More

Aventura capri breakdown: Which Aventura capri pant to buy

For today's Travel Gear We Use, I want to take a moment to compare various style of my favorite travel pants and capris. If you've checked out Aventura Clothing, you can probably see why this brand is … Read More

Best essential oils for travel

Like everyone else (it seems), I've recently started using essential oils in my home and for my family. While I don't deem them lifesaving (gasp!), I do believe essential oils add to our family's … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Harry Potter road trip: UK filming sites worth visiting

There’s are many filming locations for the Harry Potter movie franchise scattered over the UK and Scotland, but frankly, not all of them are visit-worthy. For instance, the campsite Harry and Hermione find themselves in during the last book and movie is really more of a sewage treatment center with some grass outside. Other sites, however,…read more»

Quick and easy guide to kids’ road trip snacks

There’s a lot that goes into making a road trip happen. Your level of organization probably lands somewhere in between winging it and micromanaging every detail, and with kids, you always have to leave room for the unexpected. If there’s one thing you should get right, though, it’s snacks for the road. Guide to road…read more»

Impact travel with teens: What to expect on a Fathom cruise

If you have kids over age 8, and are ready to dive into some form of volun-tourism while you vacation, a Fathom cruise to the Dominican Republic may be a great place to start. Fathom cruises combine the fun of a cruise vacation with a meaningful way to give back, and, perhaps even more importantly,…read more»

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Disney Vacations

Disney World monorail resort restaurants: where to go and when

We love the Disney World monorail: it’s iconic, fun, fast, and easy. Strollers slide on and off with ease, lines are always at a minimum, and for kids, it’s a ride in itself. We try to take the monorail as often as possible during a Disney trip, in order to keep stress at a minimum.…read more»

Why you should get the Disney Dining Plan

Most self-respecting Disney budget blogs will tell you the Disney Dining Plan is not a savings. If you plan to stay in a condo with a kitchen and cook meals in-house, pack peanut butter sandwiches for the parks, and eat at quick-service restaurants only, they’re right. But while the plan may not give you a…read more»

How to plan your Disney Vacation with FastPass+

We have written extensively about enjoying Disney parks using FastPass. Is all this advice out the window now that Disney has introduced FastPass+ and Disney Magic Bands? The short answer: maybe. The game certainly has changed. How to plan your Disney vacation using FastPass+ and why it will make touring Disney parks easier than ever for those…read more»

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International Destinations

Harry Potter road trip: UK filming sites worth visiting

There’s are many filming locations for the Harry Potter movie franchise scattered over the UK and Scotland, but frankly, not all of them are visit-worthy. For instance, the campsite Harry and Hermione find themselves in during the last book and movie is really more of a sewage treatment center with some grass outside. Other sites, however,…read more»

Dominican Republic with kids: Power snorkeling at Sosua Beach

During our Fathom cruise in the Dominican Republic, we knew we wanted to both visit a local beach and take a snorkeling trip. We were able to do both during a power snorkeling trip with Wild Play Adventures. Usually, we opt to skip official cruise excursions in favor of booking privately. You get a more personalized…read more»

Dominican Republic with kids: 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

Located in the countryside outside of Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic, the 27 Waterfalls of Damajuana is the most talked-about experience on the north side of the island. Is it worthy of the hype? In a word, yes. What is the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua? The 27 Charcos of Damajagua is exactly what it sounds like:…read more»

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