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...]

Tips for booking airfare

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 the fare the next morning. … [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...]

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...]

Travel Medicine tips: What you need to know before traveling internationally

Every parent knows the mantra that goes through one's head before any major trip with kids: please stay healthy, please stay healthy... No one wants a family vacation ruined by illness, and just as important, no one wants to risk their children's … [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...]

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Motion Sickness in Children When Traveling

You’ve just booked the perfect trip. You and your family are about to experience the adventure of a lifetime. But if you have small children, motion sickness might put the breaks on your travels. Whether you’re traveling by boat, car, plane or train, … [Read more...]

Five questions to ask yourself before buying travel insurance

When should you consider buying travel insurance? This is a question I am asked regularly, and frankly, it's one I've been mulling over when booking my own travel adventures as well. I've only bought travel insurance for two family trips in recent … [Read more...]

How to pack carry-on only for your family

Have you lost luggage lately? Not much fun, is it? How about those baggage fees? Not a fan. But can an entire family really pack carry-on only? Yes! We've done it for years, for everything from a weekend trip to two weeks away. Following the tips … [Read more...]