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...]

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...]

What to bring on a hot weather vacation

Summer is the season when more people take time out of their busy schedule to slow down and relax. If you'll be heading to a hot weather destination this summer, here's what you should make sure to pack, whether you'll be on a cruise, on a beach, or … [Read more...]

25 Unplugged family vacation ideas

When planning your next family vacation, do you daydream about a mythical place when cell service drops to zero and the front desk staff has no WiFi code to give? Such places exist, and they’re ripe for family adventure! From budget-friendly to … [Read more...]

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...]