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March 2017

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ireland with Kids: Bike the Gap of Dunloe for breathtaking views (and a great workout)

Bike the Gap of Dunloe with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? Now we get to talk about one of the coolest things we did in Ireland (or possibly anywhere else), biking the Gap of Dunloe with kids. Photo spam will follow!   Ronnie and I both love […]

Ireland with Kids: Sit down and stay a while in Killarney

Why you should stay in Killarney with kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? On a typical trip, we might stay three or four nights in each area before moving along. That’s usually a good balance between experiencing a variety of areas while still feeling rooted, settled and relaxed. […]

How We Handle Time Zone Changes With Kids

Changing time zones with kids is never fun, whether it’s a 3 hour difference on a visit to Nana’s house or a 10 hour difference between LA and Israel. When we first started traveling with Jacob, I can’t tell you how many times I searched the internet for “time zone changes with kids” but still […]

Ireland with Kids: Baby You Can Drive My Car (all the way to Rock of Cashel)

Rock of Cashel with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? On The Road Our quick visit to Dublin wrapped up and it was time to head out for the longest portion of our trip, a week based out of Killarney. Our trusty steed was a BMW 3-Series wagon, […]

Ireland with Kids: Music and Milk Snacks in Dublin

Dublin with Kids Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report?   Dublin is the beginning of most visits to Ireland for one simple reason: it has the biggest airport in the country, and therefore receives most of the international flights. As I mentioned in our trip report, one factor that […]

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