Best budget vacations with kids

We enjoy all types of travel, from those bucket-list moments to the cheapest of camping trips. The good news: kids love it all! Traveling with children can be stressful enough without having to worry about the budget, but with a little planning it … [Read more...]

Three northwest backpacking routes for families

Parents with young children: you absolutely can backpack with kids! Our family has found success by choosing backpacking routes that are short on distance but big on rewards, whether that be in the form of a fun lake or river to swim in, dramatic … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Earn money for travel recs with TRVL

I love the shift in travel to include so many peer-to-peer travel planning services. For instance, we use Airbnb and Uber regularly when we travel, both to save on our travel budget and to meet locals in the places to visit. New to this share-economy … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Benefits of booking an airport transfer service

After booking your air travel tickets and your hotel, sometimes, it's easy to forget you need to link these two destinations together. I've been guilty of not giving much thought to how my family and I will get from the airport to our hotel, an … [Read more...]

Renting an RV: Tips for RV summer travel

As a parent, I understand it can be appealing to rent an RV for a family road trip. Your schedule is your own (and so is your bathroom!), and you're not confined to airports, flight delays, or even hotel reservations. On a whim, you can detour to … [Read more...]

Tips for celebrating the 4th of July in Washington DC

Will you be in our nation's capital for Independence Day? We were there last year, and it was one of the memorable holidays we've celebrated while traveling! The number of activities, programs, and performances, as well as the sheer number of people, … [Read more...]

Cruise tips: Our mega guide to family cruise vacations

Wondering how to pick the right cruise? A cruise is a great way to enjoy multiple destinations while only unpacking once. Cruisers combine the convenience of an all-inclusive resort with the adventure of ports of call and international experiences. … [Read more...]

Dealing with camping mishaps: Camping tips for families!

It's almost camping season! If you've been reluctant to enter the wilderness with your family because of worries or fears, read on! Our camping tips address the most common camping mishaps, and how to deal! Those who camp regularly know it’s not … [Read more...]

Need-to-know vehicle criteria for towing a camper

Owning a camper is a dream that’s shared by many Americans. It gives you true freedom of the road, allowing you to make any spot your home away from home. Campers are also the perfect option for family adventures since they bring everyone closer … [Read more...]

How to get your kids to sleep in hotel rooms

Vacation time means travel time. And travel time can mean less sleep...for everyone in the family. When we're lucky, we've booked a vacation home, suite, or apartment where everyone can spread out, but there are plenty of times when we all find … [Read more...]