Italy with kids: Cinque Terre itinerary for families

On a trip to Italy with kids, you're likely to devote a good deal of time to art and history in Florence and archeological ruins in Rome. Afterward, escape the intensity of the city with this three-day Cinque Terre itinerary for … [Read more...]

Maine with kids: Baxter State Park backcountry itinerary for families

Baxter State Park is Maine's largest expanse of untamed public wilderness. With almost 210,000 acres to explore, where do you start? Our Baxter State Park backcountry itinerary for families includes days in the frontcountry enjoying Baxter's car … [Read more...]

Best essential oils for travel

Like everyone else (it seems), I've recently started using essential oils in my home and for my family. While I don't deem them lifesaving (gasp!), I do believe essential oils add to our family's well-being and overall health. Why not take this show … [Read more...]

What you need to know about going through customs with kids

To some parents, the thought of navigating immigrations and customs with kids is intimidating. For some, the first experience in customs will be during a trip to Mexico, or Canada. For all of us, it can be tiring, especially after a long travel day … [Read more...]

How to get the most out of an all-inclusive vacation

According to 2014 survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance USA, 56% of adult Americans have not taken a vacation for at least a year. It could be because of lack of travel funds, getting tied up with work, or simply not interested. Nonetheless, … [Read more...]

Family camping hack: Dispersed camping tips

Have you ever been on a road trip, paid around $100 a night to stay at a basic motel, and thought to yourself that you’d rather pay less and see more nature along the way? Or have you ever camped in a campground amid loud neighbors and wished you … [Read more...]

Road Trip Safety: What to do if your car breaks down

A few years ago, we were ten minutes into a six-hour road trip when we ran over a nail in the road and got a flat tire. Yep, only ten minutes in...and while it was a bummer to be sidelined so quickly, at least we were close to home. Within a few … [Read more...]

Safe travel tip: How to use the Allianz TravelSmart app

If you’ve traveled a fair amount, you know that sometimes, things go sideways. Usually, these things are small things: maybe you need to pick up a prescription from a pharmacy and need directions, or maybe your flight got delayed, leaving you … [Read more...]

Six tips for international travel with children

You and your significant other may be seasoned travelers with dozens of excursions under your belt, but traveling with your little ones is a whole different ballgame. Everything from packing to flying has another element of difficulty when you add … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Travel Spot Needs You: How to Protect the Outdoor Places We Love

Whether you’re packing up the family for a National Parks tour or getting in a historical monuments road trip, you can give your trips new meaning this summer with Team Sierra.  We love Team Sierra’s fun community of planet-lovers – they’ve come … [Read more...]