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The not-so-glamorous side of travel

The not-so-glamorous side of travel

We prepped for months for our newest adventure. That is…we prepped everything at home for our departure. We made mental (and electronic lists) of what to pack (and still missed a handful of things we had to order on Amazon and ship to us in transit), got the car and house cleaned, we prepared the kids’ school items for travel, and even cleared out the fridge and freezer. What we didn’t do was make forward travel plans....

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But Will Our Kids Remember?

But Will Our Kids Remember?

It’s not all that uncommon to hear someone say, “I hope your kids remember some of your travels. I don’t remember anything from my childhood!” They’ve got a point–our children are only 8, 5 and 2 years old–awfully young to be soaking in some long-term memories. Sometimes I take the time to explain that we take a lot of photos, and I’ve found that when I look back through photo albums of my...

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Where is Home?

Where is Home?

It seems these days that a lot of single travel bloggers are commenting about how they just can’t keep their traveling anymore, and that they have a strong desire to return “home” for Christmas. For so many people, “home” seems to be the quintessential location where everything begins and ends. Most often, it’s their parent’s home they talk about…the place where they spent their childhood years…the place where their...

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6 Life Lessons from the Road

6 Life Lessons from the Road

Lessons are found everywhere. They’re found in your home, found in schools, found at jobs, and even found at the grocery store. While you may learn some of these these lessons “at home,” we’ve found that some lessons are well enforced while traveling. 1. Love others for who they are, not who you wish they would be. It’s important not to compare yourself with others in a way that lays judgment on whose way of doing things is...

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A Magazine for Family Travel?

A Magazine for Family Travel?

I have good news, friends! We were recently featured in a brand new magazine, Real Family Travel Magazine, available exclusively on iPad Newsstand. Okay…so what’s the good news for you??!! The Editor of the magazine has given us a gift voucher to pass along to our readers for a 3 month subscription…no strings attached! For more information on how to claim your gift, please visit: http://realfamilytravel.com/freegift4u The...

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10 Reasons Why Travel is Great for Kids

10 Reasons Why Travel is Great for Kids

Travel isn’t just for adults… Travel has lasting effects on children, and traveling as a family can be extremely fulfilling and character-building! Without further ado…here are our 10 reasons why we think it is important to travel with kids: 1. It teaches them flexibility   Once kids have learned that hotels don’t always have two double beds, a standard bathroom, and reliable hot water–they become...

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