Six photography tips to make the most out of your African safari

An African safari is arguably one of the most exciting tourist activities in the world due to the continent’s scenic landscapes and exotic wildlife. Hence, Africa is usually included on the bucket list of every traveler. If you’re one of the many … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Where is it appropriate to use drones with kids?

Have you seen drones circling overhead on recent travels? We have! While it's important to follow specific useage guidelines (personal drones are prohibited in some places), if you have kids clamoring to fly a drone either at home or while on … [Read more...]

Hassle-free guide to getting your kids’ first passport

Getting your child his or her first passport doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there's a wait time involved, but the process is simpler than most people realize. … [Read more...]

Family travel tip: Learning to fly a drone

As drones surge in popularity, they are becoming increasingly more affordable. In our travels, we increasingly see families with drones, for the purpose of getting video and photos as they explore. In addition, the latest drones feature advanced … [Read more...]

Tips for planning a family reunion

Planning a family reunion can take as much effort and attention to detail as planning a small wedding. Bringing far-flung family members together in a way that’s both convenient and fun for everyone is possible, however, if you know when to start, … [Read more...]

Family packing for a trip to New York

When preparing for a family vacation, it can seem as though there are countless concerns and considerations. Well before you actually leave, you must decide on an agreeable destination, carefully determine your budget, schedule the perfect timing for … [Read more...]

Five fall weekend getaways to take on a budget

School's in session, and magically, travel costs have dropped! Resorts and theme parks across the U.S. are offering discount packages to entice autumn travelers, but what if you only have weekends free? Try any of the following give fall weekend … [Read more...]

15 ways to fill the dog days of summer: late summer getaways and tips

By this part of summer, some families have already begun the school year, and the rest of us are in the last leg of vacation. If you're like us, the planned summer trips are behind you, yet empty days still stretch ahead. How to fill these dog days … [Read more...]

How to get kids to sleep while traveling (no matter what age)

I'll be honest: we've had some insanely sleep deprived family vacations. We followed every parenting book in the...well, book, but when our kids were babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, they struggled to sleep anywhere, no matter what we did. This … [Read more...]

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...]