Luggage, every traveler’s bane and many traveler’s only worldly possession. Do you own it or does it own you?
I take a quick peak at how our luggage has evolved from our simple backpacking days 10 years ago up until we had kids and then the mountain of bags we traveled with right after.
As the kids get older, is there hope on the horizon for us? I hope so….
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You’ve seen them. Those picture perfect travel photos that look like they were ripped straight from the pages of National Geographic.
I’ll bet you something right now. The photographers who took those stunning photos aren’t traveling with little kids.
Check out this article for some tips on taking great travel photos with children in tow.
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With nearly a week in Madrid to spend, I was a bit worried about what we’d find to do in the city with a seven and four year old.
Would we be resigned to a week of checking out amusement parks and playgrounds, or is it possible to enjoy the art, architecture and history of a European city with kids in tow? Well, we definitely found out…
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Hostels have a reputation for being party places filled with 20 year old students, grungy shared bathrooms and crowded dorms. But things have changed. Some hostels now rival nice hotels for amenities and cleanliness, and many have private rooms and bathrooms for couples and families.
We mostly stay in rental apartments when we travel, as we can get great long term rates and a place to cook (almost a necessity when you travel with two kids under eight!). We’ve found that hostels are a great alternative to hotels when …
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Playa del Carmen is a great place to vacation with kids whether they’re small like ours or teenagers. We spent a few months in Playa, and we rounded up the very best activities to do with kids for you.
Check out this big list of fun things to do in Playa del Carmen with kids…
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Most kids love to draw and paint. While nothing beats the feeling of being elbow deep in finger paint, the digital equivalent is sometimes just easier. This is especially true when we travel, since a tablet or smart phone is faster to set up, quicker to clean and the kids usually enjoy it just as much as the real thing.
Our daughter (who’s turning four soon) loves to draw and paint, so we’ve reviewed her five favorite drawing or painting apps for the iPad. We’ve used each app and all five are currently on our tablet. Some of the apps are also available on the iPhone and iPod, but these reviews are strictly for the iPad versions. She uses and loves all of these apps (and so do we!).
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Does the thought of a long haul flight with your little kids leave you in a cold sweat? It shouldn’t.
We’ve taken flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, hopped between islands in the Philippines, and flown from Canada to Cancun to Costa Rica as well as Calgary to Cuba and all over North America with two little ones in tow. The kids are now seven and three, but we flown with them from the time they were still breastfeeding and in diapers.
Here are our top tips for taking long flights with little ones…
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Costa Rica is the land of waterfalls, volcanoes, abundant wildlife and beautiful landscapes, making it the perfect place to immerse your kids in nature and outdoor fun.
Here are 8 fun ways to enjoy Costa Rica with kids.
Check out La Paz Waterfall Gardens
The La Paz Waterfall Gardens are a fantastic way to see Costa Rica’s wildlife and lush rainforest up close. There are over ten animal exhibits, where you can see monkeys, snakes, frogs, birds of every color and size imaginable and jungle cats. Don’t miss the …
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If you’ve considered traveling with your kids, you’ve probably run into the common belief that traveling with kids can be a nightmarish experience.
Before we had kids, countless friends and relatives told us to enjoy travel while we could, assuming we’d stop traveling when our kids arrived. But we persevered, and as a family, we’ve visited Cuba, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Mexico, Canada, the Philippines and Costa Rica.
We’ve traveled through diapers, the terrible twos, toilet training and all the way to first grade.
After all that, I’m here to announce loud and clear: It is possible to …
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