Newest Pit Stops

Zion National Park in winter

Before I visited Zion National Park in winter, I pictured the famed slot canyons and rock formations of the park buried in snow, with park amenities shuttered for the season and the adjacent town of … Read More

Salt Lake City: Natural History Museum of Utah with kids

Considering a visit to Salt Lake City's Natural History Museum of Utah with kids? Absolutely go! This is one of the best natural history museums we've visited, with five stories of exhibits on earth … Read More

Foodie fun for families: Oregon Chocolate Festival with kids

If you're in the Pacific Northwest, a family trip to Ashland, Oregon should be on your radar. With both the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) and Rogue River in its backyard, Ashland is known for its outdoor … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Where to ski in Utah: Brian Head Resort with kids

Deciding where to ski in Utah is a little like deciding which tropical island to buy...you really can't go wrong, wherever you choose.  That said, there are distinct differences between Utah … Read More

Where to ski in Utah: Brighton Resort

If you just read my post reviewing Utah skiing at Solitude Mountain Resort, you know that Brighton Resort is its closest neighbor, nestled right next door in Big Cottonwood Canyon outside of Salt Lake … Read More

Where to ski in Utah: Solitude Mountain Resort

If you haven't already heard, 2017 is turning out to be an amazing ski year. From Lake Tahoe to the Rockies, and certainly in the Wasatch of Utah, the snow is falling, and falling, and falling. Guess … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Travel Gear We Use: Best day pack for international travel

I've been conducting travel bag reviews here and at Practical Travel Gear since 2009 and 2011 respectively. That's a lot of reviews! I've tried crossover bags, messenger bags, backpacks, totes, and … Read More

Vacation menu planning with travel-friendly foods

Our Travel Gear We Use series has covered our top travel gear picks for road trips and favorite road trip snack foods, but what about vacation menu planning with groceries for meals on the … Read More

5 homeopathic remedies for family travel that should be in your bag

Have you tried homeopathic remedies for family travel? We've written about the best first aid kits for family travel, and even about items that should be in your bug-out bag for road trips. But the … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Activities to keep kids quiet and occupied in the family car

The next road trip, or even the morning drive to school, for that matter, can be a real drag if kids are grumpy and bored. But boredom doesn’t have to be inevitable. In fact, even a long ride to school can be for if kids have plenty to keep them occupied, such as this range…read more»

5 Tips for Traveling to Europe With Kids in 2017

Traveling to Europe with kids is an exciting, rewarding, and exhausting experience. You’ll create lots of family memories and give your kids invaluable chances to experience other cultures. At the same time, you need a lot more planning and plenty of patience. Plan Travel in Advance It is so important that you do your research.…read more»

Where to ski in Utah: Brian Head Resort with kids

Deciding where to ski in Utah is a little like deciding which tropical island to buy…you really can’t go wrong, wherever you choose.  That said, there are distinct differences between Utah resorts, and perhaps an even bigger difference between Salt Lake City and Provo area resort and Southern Utah resorts. For the first time, I explored…read more»

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Disney Vacations

Tips for celebrating the holidays at Disneyland Resort

The holiday season truly is magical at the Disneyland Resort, bustling with special events, entertainment, and decorations. It’s also bustling with holiday crowds, which can certainly impact your experience. Here’s how to enjoy all the holiday magic while navigating the masses. Tip 1: Know when to go The holiday season at Disneyland and California Adventure…read more»

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»

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International Destinations

5 Tips for Traveling to Europe With Kids in 2017

Traveling to Europe with kids is an exciting, rewarding, and exhausting experience. You’ll create lots of family memories and give your kids invaluable chances to experience other cultures. At the same time, you need a lot more planning and plenty of patience. Plan Travel in Advance It is so important that you do your research.…read more»

Beach holidays with kids in Armenia

Armenia is the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as state religion that’s why it is believed that the ancient Christian culture was born exactly on the territories of modern Armenia. Mainly, the tourists who choose Armenia Travel want to make pilgrimage to important religious sites, get acquainted with rich history and culture…read more»

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: what not to miss with kids

Twenty minutes before lifts stopped turning on a perfect Whistler ski trip, we were still finding fresh powder. Whistler Blackcomb is just that big. Everywhere we skied at Whistler Blackcomb, the kids discovered new routes, new glades, and new jumps. After spending two full ski days exploring the duel mountains, we could only say we’d…read more»

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