How to get kids to sleep while traveling (no matter what age)

I'll be honest: we've had some insanely sleep deprived family vacations. We followed every parenting book in the...well, book, but when our kids were babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, they struggled to sleep anywhere, no matter what we did. This … [Read more...]

Gate to gate tips for unaccompanied minors flying solo

Last August, the whole family was enjoying a Laguna Beach vacation. The only thing missing: my son Calvin, age 11, who was attending a soccer team event in Portland, OR. We wanted him to join us when his obligation was over, so we booked him a … [Read more...]

Airfare at a new low this summer: Tips for booking airfare!

Planning to fly this summer? With airfare at a new low, now is the time to book that last minute trip! Here's what you need to know, with all our top tips for booking airfare:   Use the 24-hour cancellation rule. After booking, check … [Read more...]

Tips for buying airfare using a third-party booking site

Many travel experts agree that in the second half of 2016, we'll experience the lowest airfare rates we've seen in years, thanks to crude oil prices around $49 a barrel paired with the competitive summer travel season. If you'll be among the many … [Read more...]

Dealing with jet lag in kids

On my kids’ first cross-Atlantic journey, we did everything we could to ease the effects of jet lag. We drank a lot of water, got as good a night’s sleep beforehand as possible, and established a ‘bedtime’ on the plane. And everything went well…until … [Read more...]

Factors that can contribute to a fear of flying

For some people, traveling is part of their life and something that they usually have to do for work. There are a variety of different types of transportation, but none are as effective and fast as flying. Flying in one of the most used forms of … [Read more...]

How it works to take your pet on the plane

Whilst the rich and famous might have the luxury of being able to hire or even buy a private plane to ferry their pets from country to country, for the majority of people that just isn’t a reality, leaving us to deal with mainstream commercial … [Read more...]

Family travel tips for major airport delays

Everyone knows air travel delays are out of our control, and at best, inconvenient. There’s not much families can do about them other than wait and hope for the best. But what about big delays…the ones that can stretch for days? What then? Just about … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]