Family

Everything we’ve learned about travel and our family.

Our Family Travel Bucket List

What’s on our Family Travel Bucket List?

Like so many people, we keep a bucket list. Ours is constantly changing, as new adventures catch our eye, and as completed dreams are checked off. It seems for every one we check off, two more get added to the list so, before it becomes unmanageable, here are  50 items at the top of our family bucket list.
Family Luggage

2 Kids, 6 Bags And a Flat Mule: Baggage Woes!

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....
Madrid centro Daddy Carrying little girl

Fun Family Activities in Madrid

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...
Villa Saint Exupéry Gardens Hostel Nice France Family Hostel Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing A Great Family Hostel

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 ...