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Luquillo Beach Puerto Rico

Trip Report: How to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids

 How to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids We haven’t done many beach vacations since having kids. Too much stuff to schlep, too much sunscreen to apply, and not nearly enough time with a good book and a cold drink. But when we started planning a spring break trip with our good friends and their baby […]

Palm Desert with kids

SoCal: A Weekend in Palm Desert with Kids

How to spend a weekend in Palm Desert with kids Are you itching for a little break from the speed and sprawl of life in LA? The great news is that you can escape it all with just a few hours (ok, it depends on traffic) on the 10E heading toward the desert cities of […]

Cliffs of Moher with kids

Ireland with Kids: Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? If you’ve seen The Princess Bride or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the dramatic views  of the Cliffs of Moher should be familiar. From their peak, the cliffs drop 700ft (and over 300 million years!) […]

packing light with kids

Why you should pack light and how to do it

The art of packing light can be a challenge even for seasoned solo travelers. With kids, it’s at least twice as hard! However, it’s worth the work – packing light with kids has always made our travels less stressful. We’ll help you navigate the ins and outs to make your travels easier.

Ireland Three Sisters view

Ireland with Kids: A Day in Dingle

Dingle with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? Visiting the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. The scenery is spectacular – towering green hills falling into the deep blue ocean, with five times as many sheep as people in […]

best bargain travel gear for kids

Our Picks: Best Bargain Travel Gear for Kids

Need a birthday or holiday gift for the little globetrotter in your life? Want to help get kids excited about the next big journey? Below are some of our picks for the best bargain travel gear for kids and best toys for travel, clocking in around the price of a Starbucks visit for the family. Keep scrolling […]

Joshua tree with kids

So Cal Weekend: Joshua Tree with Kids

Joshua Tree with kids Why Joshua Tree? This expansive National Park sits at the intersection of the Mojave and Colorado deserts – a two-in-one for your budding naturalists. If you have city kids like I do, there’s something special about getting them away to the outdoors – and Joshua Tree in particular borders on other-worldly. […]

Torc Falls with kids

Ireland with Kids: On the Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? Thanks to a great deal on our rental house and an abundance of local activities, we spent a full week staying in Killarney. We’ve already shared a few activities to do in town, but there are even more […]

muckross estate with kids

Ireland with Kids: Mucking about the Muckross estate

        Mucking about Muckross with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? The Muckross estate formed the original core of Killarney National Park and today it is one of the top attractions in the area. There is truly something for everyone! A Victorian mansion with expansive […]

Why you need a travel capsule wardrobe for your next trip (and how to build one)

Why you need a travel capsule wardrobe (and how to build one) As you know, we love packing light when we travel with kids. It’s just easier for us. One strategy I’ve adopted over the last year to streamline my own packing is the travel capsule wardrobe concept. A capsule is a limited set of […]

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