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...]

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...]

Travel tip: Benefits of booking an airport transfer service

After booking your air travel tickets and your hotel, sometimes, it's easy to forget you need to link these two destinations together. I've been guilty of not giving much thought to how my family and I will get from the airport to our hotel, an … [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...]

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...]

What to bring on a hot weather vacation

Summer is the season when more people take time out of their busy schedule to slow down and relax. If you'll be heading to a hot weather destination this summer, here's what you should make sure to pack, whether you'll be on a cruise, on a beach, or … [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...]

How to teach kids the joys of fishing (and plan a fishing trip)

Fishing is an easy and relaxing activity that's easy for children to learn and gets them outside to enjoy nature. If you're interested in learning how to teach your children the joys of fishing, discover some helpful tips and advice for making … [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...]

Traveling with kids with Down Syndrome

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, it's my pleasure to share a personal post from our midwest travel contributor, who travels with her family of four kids, one of whom has Down Syndrome. Ten years ago, I found out that my newborn daughter had … [Read more...]