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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 […]

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 […]

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!) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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