How to plan a stress-free family holiday while pregnant

Welcoming a new arrival to your growing family is an incredibly joyous occasion albeit with one small exception; planning your family holiday! During this time it can seem daunting to plan a relaxing vacation abroad which will accommodate for all of … [Read more...]

Understanding the ESTA Application process for travelers to the US

We’ve talked a lot about how US families should go about getting passports for international travel, but what about those from other countries wanting to travel to the US? When do you need more than just a passport, how do you avoid the hassle of a … [Read more...]

Travel Medicine tips: What you need to know before traveling internationally

Every parent knows the mantra that goes through one's head before any major trip with kids: please stay healthy, please stay healthy... No one wants a family vacation ruined by illness, and just as important, no one wants to risk their children's … [Read more...]

Five flying hacks that save you money in travel perks

We all know families can earn travel day perks with air mileage programs and airline-associated credit cards. But not all of us have tons of miles or platinum cards that get us upgrades. That's ok. Here are five travel hacks you can use to enjoy free … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Motion Sickness in Children When Traveling

You’ve just booked the perfect trip. You and your family are about to experience the adventure of a lifetime. But if you have small children, motion sickness might put the breaks on your travels. Whether you’re traveling by boat, car, plane or train, … [Read more...]

Five questions to ask yourself before buying travel insurance

When should you consider buying travel insurance? This is a question I am asked regularly, and frankly, it's one I've been mulling over when booking my own travel adventures as well. I've only bought travel insurance for two family trips in recent … [Read more...]

How to pack carry-on only for your family

Have you lost luggage lately? Not much fun, is it? How about those baggage fees? Not a fan. But can an entire family really pack carry-on only? Yes! We've done it for years, for everything from a weekend trip to two weeks away. Following the tips … [Read more...]

Budget airline tips: how to get a deal and a smooth flight

With a family of five, we often fly on a budget airline. While we certainly enjoy the comforts and perks enjoyed on higher-priced air carriers, on many trips, the savings on these low cost flights outweigh the lack of perks. However, it's important … [Read more...]

Flying for the fun of it: Take a trip with San Juan Airlines

Yes, you read that right: flying can be fun! In an era when it's 99% hassle (even for kids!), I had a great time remembering what I love about flying when I spent a morning with San Juan Airlines. Check out my flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor, … [Read more...]

Hassle-free guide to getting your kids’ first passport

Getting your child his or her first passport doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there's a wait time involved, but the process is simpler than most people realize. … [Read more...]