How you can get Disney Vacation Club points for less

What family hasn't dreamed of a magical Disney vacation? The characters, the rides, the enchantment...and oh yeah, the cost! Planning a family getaway to Disney is not only expensive, but it can also be stressful and difficult. These days, there's … [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...]

Best restaurants in Rome for non-foodies (plus eating in Italy tips):

Eating in Italy? You’re in for a treat! After eating our way through the country, I am here for you with tips for dining in Italy with kids, plus our picks for the best restaurants in Rome. Note: for Florence dining recommendations, read our Three … [Read more...]

Guide to flying budget airlines in Europe

If you’re like me, you find those super cheap budget airline ticket prices very tempting. €25 per person from Paris to Rome? €45 to Copenhagen? Sign us up! These prices are not too good to be true; families really can get fares like these on airline … [Read more...]

Tips for AirBnb Italy: Where to stay in Florence and Rome

Originally thought of as only a step up from couch surfing, Airbnb has caught on with family travelers in the US. But what about using Airbnb while traveling abroad? We used Airbnb exclusively throughout Italy, and found the process to be just as … [Read more...]

Where to eat in Paris with kids…if you’re not a foodie

I will admit that before we arrived in the City of Lights, I was intimidated by the Paris dining scene. We don't speak much French, we're not foodies, and we don't like snails (sorry). After spending five days in Paris with kids, well, I’m still … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Paris on a budget with kids

When we planned to spend five days in Paris with kids, we knew we'd be on a budget. To make it possible for us, we chose to book a HomeAway apartment rental in an outer arrondissement. This arrangement allowed us enough sleeping space for our family … [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...]

Where to eat with kids on Kauai North Shore

Eating out is one of the most expensive aspects of any family vacation, right after airfare and lodging. When your vacation is in the Hawaiian islands, the cost can be even higher. Wondering where to eat with kids that won't break the bank? We … [Read more...]

Where to stay on Kauai North Shore: HomeAway vacation rental pick

We recently spent 10 days exploring as many off-the-beaten-path locations on Kauai we could. Our home base: this North Shore Kauai vacation rental. Located in the resort community of Princeville just a few blocks from the ocean, the home was perfect … [Read more...]