Teen travel checklist: Preparing your teen to travel abroad

Last week, our teen departed for three weeks in Italy, without his parents. He traveled with a small group of student ambassadors for a cultural exchange and school program, and while chaperones will be available, they won't be with him 24/7. Because … [Read more...]

Traveling with kids with Down Syndrome

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, it's my pleasure to share a personal post from our midwest travel contributor, who travels with her family of four kids, one of whom has Down Syndrome. Ten years ago, I found out that my newborn daughter had … [Read more...]

Budget travel tips: Cheap accommodation for the budget traveler

One of the things we worry about when we travel is being able to find the right accommodation for us to fit the budget that we have. Of course, nothing beats being in a luxury hotel, surrounded by all the amenities a traveller could ask for; but … [Read more...]

Introducing Twist: a digital magazine celebrating family travel

Who has not been inspired to try a new destination after seeing gorgeous photos of a friend's trip? Or has not turned the pages of a glossy magazine and drooled over a hotel spread? We all have, and I know that for me, I often get new travel ideas … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Series 2 travel tips

I bought my Apple Watch Series 2 for heath and GPS exercise tracking. I regarded its travel uses with skepticism. After all, I have a phone, which already accompanies me on trips, and saw no need to carry two devices for the same purpose. However, … [Read more...]

Managing your family finances on the road

Managing your family finances is difficult in and of itself, but when you are on the road, it can be even more difficult. Whether you have planned your first family vacation or you do this every year, you have probably already pulled a wad of cash … [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 … [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 go? We love staying in vacation rental homes when we … [Read more...]

How to find the lowest airfare for any trip (and every trip)

I hate the process of securing low airfare. It's frustrating, stressful, and sometimes feels futile. So many elements are out of the traveler's control: oil prices, airline policies, and other reasons for day-to-day fluctuations in the market. But … [Read more...]

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The Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood: What to know before you go

If you have kids who live and breathe all things Harry Potter, and you can't take them on a trip to the motherland, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios is the next best thing. With the Wizarding World is now open on both coasts, … [Read more...]