Uncruise review of Costa Rica and Panama: Why small ship cruising is great for families

Every so often, we are lucky enough to experience a trip that sets our bar higher for family travel excellence. Before we embarked on our Uncruise adventure through Costa Rica and Panama, the bar was already pretty darn high...we had experienced … [Read more...]

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What’s included on a Royal Caribbean cruise

Going on an all-inclusive cruise can be a great way to keep to a budget during a family vacation...as long as you know what's included in your cruise fare and what will cost you extra. Unless you're a frequent cruiser or a Crown and Anchor member … [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 … [Read more...]

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Scotland barge cruise tips: Seeing Scotland by waterway

European river cruises are gaining in popularity by the minute, and it's easy to understand why: these itineraries allow for all-inclusive convenience and luxury without sacrificing the intimate look at local scenery and culture lost when booking a … [Read more...]

5 reasons for families to book small ship cruises: a conversation with Alaskan Dream

A year ago, we wrote extensively about our small ship cruise experience with Alaskan Dream Cruises. If you liked what you read (and saw in our small ship cruise review video), now is the perfect time of year to book your summer cruise. However, I … [Read more...]

Family fun in Central America

Traveling abroad with children can be difficult. The logistics of travel, the jet lag, the foreign languages and myriad cultural differences can be challenging but ultimately a very rewarding experience for kids. Selecting the perfect family-friendly … [Read more...]

Why we picked a small ship cruise: Small ship cruise Alaska booking tips for families

Yes, families can and should book a small ship cruise Alaska! The day we disembarked from our Alaskan Dream Cruises small ship cruise, we toured a museum of SE Alaska in Ketchikan. It took my kids about 15 minutes to view the entire facility, so I … [Read more...]

What’s included (and what you’ll pay extra for) onboard a Disney Cruise

Before our first Disney Cruise Line experience on the Disney Fantasy, I asked all you wise readers for your best cruising tips. As promised, the best ones are now featured in a cruising tips video at Expedia.com, but now that we're back, I want to … [Read more...]

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Five items we were glad we had on a Disney Cruise Line cruise (and five we didn’t need)

On our recent voyage on the Disney Fantasy, we packed carry-on only for four people, which I felt was a feat in itself. Turns out, we still brought things we didn't need (and others we were very glad we had). If you're lucky enough to be packing for … [Read more...]

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Disney family travel: is a Disney cruise right for your family?

Though we're fans of Disney family travel, as Pit Stops for Kids readers know, we were cruising newbies before we departed for our three-night cruise on the brand new Disney Fantasy. As active family travelers, we worried a cruise would limit our … [Read more...]