Best budget vacations with kids

We enjoy all types of travel, from those bucket-list moments to the cheapest of camping trips. The good news: kids love it all! Traveling with children can be stressful enough without having to worry about the budget, but with a little planning it … [Read more...]

Three northwest backpacking routes for families

Parents with young children: you absolutely can backpack with kids! Our family has found success by choosing backpacking routes that are short on distance but big on rewards, whether that be in the form of a fun lake or river to swim in, dramatic … [Read more...]

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...]

Cruise tips: Our mega guide to family cruise vacations

Wondering how to pick the right cruise? A cruise is a great way to enjoy multiple destinations while only unpacking once. Cruisers combine the convenience of an all-inclusive resort with the adventure of ports of call and international experiences. … [Read more...]

Top family-friendly resort towns in the U.S.

The United States is a hugely diverse country with hundreds of thousands of unique locations spread out across a wide space. Choosing an American vacation destination is difficult in any situation, but especially so with a family in tow. With every … [Read more...]

How to get your kids to sleep in hotel rooms

Vacation time means travel time. And travel time can mean less sleep...for everyone in the family. When we're lucky, we've booked a vacation home, suite, or apartment where everyone can spread out, but there are plenty of times when we all find … [Read more...]

St. Louis with kids: Visiting the free St. Louis Zoo

Voted the #1 free attraction in the United States in 2016, the St. Louis Zoo is a "must-see" for anyone visiting the area. With no admission costs, well-kept grounds, beautiful sculptures and water fixtures, and the large collection of animals, this … [Read more...]

What to do if someone is injured at a theme park

Going to a theme park is a great option for a family vacation. There are numerous options, ranging from Legoland in California to Walt Disney World and the other big theme parks in Florida. The only thing you expect from your trip is to have a good … [Read more...]

Black Hills mountain biking for families

The Black Hills of South Dakota never fail to surprise...and impress. This western region of South Dakota is known as the home of Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and of course, for its Wild West history (Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane called … [Read more...]

5 places to take your kids to ride their electric kick scooters

Electric kick scooters are great fun. They make it quicker to travel on short journeys and they are a great alternative to micro scooters. But if you've tried to take one or more on a family trip, you know they can also become a pain. Sometimes it … [Read more...]