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...]

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...]

Tips to keep your family safe while traveling

Traveling the world is a great way to introduce your family to different cultures while having a fun time abroad. While in our experience, travel tends to be safer than your average day in your own hometown, every trip raises the possibility of risk. … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Fighting germs on vacation

I don't like to think too much about it, but there are a lot of icky germs out there, friends. Sure, there are a lot of benign ones, too, and I don't obsess over it, but none of us want to get sick when traveling. This is why I up my germ-fighting … [Read more...]

Hitting the road with a pint-sized co-pilot: Safety tips for single parents

Just because you are a single parent with small kids doesn’t mean you can’t – or shouldn’t – get out there and see the world!  It does, however, mean that there are some safety considerations particular to your situation that you should think about … [Read more...]

Facing serious concerns when traveling with kids: how to get past the ‘fear factor’

  Any parent traveling with kids off the beaten path has fielded questions from nay-sayers: “Are you sure it’s safe to travel to Mexico?” “You’re taking your kids how far along what trail?” “How long will you be gone?” “Solo, … [Read more...]

BubbleBum travel booster seat product review

It's not too often that I am presented with something completely new in the travel with kids product line. When I received the new BubbleBum booster seat for review, however, I was surprised: how could a small, lightweight, bright purple cinch bag … [Read more...]

Is Mexico safe for traveling families?

The short answer: it depends on where you go. Asking whether Mexico is safe for traveling families is like asking whether the entirety of the U.S. is safe, or the Caribbean, or anywhere else you may wish to travel in the world. One cannot judge an … [Read more...]