Australia's Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

When It’s Time To Splurge

Like most travelers, we aren't made of unlimited money (wouldn't a trust fund be nice!). We save cash a lot of ways, from traveling during shoulder season, to bargaining and living more like locals.

There are times, though, that it makes sense to splurge a little and tell your inner Ebeneezer Scrooge to get lost.

How do you know when to tell your inner cheapskate to take a flying leap?

The best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

Five Best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

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!).
View of St Martin from the Airplane St Martaan

The 10 Worst Travel Mistakes You Can Make

Travel can be complicated. While we love to explore new cultures and places, the hassles of finding the best price, planning an itinerary and dealing with airport security and regulations can be overwhelming. If you can avoid these ten travel mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a ...
Road Trip Kids Ice Cream The Barefoot Nomads

Roundup: 48 Hours in a Car, Ice Cream, Fun in Mexico and Meat Floss

We've just returned to beautiful BC after a month-long road trip to visit family in Manitoba and Alberta, Canada. In total, we spent over 48 hours in the car (darn you, Canada for being so... large) with our two little ones and our cat, Cosmo. Cosmo was lucky enough to stop for part of the trip and spend a few weeks at Grandma's garden and luxury cat spa (aka my Mom's house) while we drove to Manitoba to hang out at the cabin and play in the lake.

Aside from traveling and visiting family, we've been busy giving interviews (how fun is that!) and writing for some great travel sites. Here are a couple of the other projects you might have missed, including a fun interview with me and an article on finding out of the way things to do in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

I have two words of advice for anyone on a long road trip with little kids: ...