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Gear & Travel Tips

Gear & Travel Tips

Six reasons why we love flying Lufthansa with kids

We’ve flown many different airlines since having kids. Our experiences flying with kids have ranged from extraordinarily good to get-me-out-of-here-as-fast-as-possible. One of our consistent favorite airlines to fly with kids is German-based Lufthansa. Between their routes and those of Star Alliance partner airlines, you can travel almost anywhere in the world, often without too much […]

What to do when airlines get it wrong

Sometimes airline customer service is great… and sometimes when you have a problem with airlines, you feel like you’re up a creek. Read on for our family’s story of one airline’s epic customer service failure and tips for what to do in the case of bad airline service. I gave birth to our daughter in […]

The best FREE Amazon Fire apps for toddlers and preschoolers

We absolutely love our Amazon Fire tablets for family travel. In fact, we’ve acquired a full “family set” over the years! Carrying our tablets lightens our load by cutting out some of the other entertainment (and edutainment) options we might otherwise bring, and you all know we prefer to pack light. For our family, our […]

Ride Safer Delight: Is the new Ride Safer travel vest a game-changer for family travel?

Ride Safer travel vest review: How to Ditch the Bulky Car Seat for Travel with Kids We all know that the laws of physics don’t change when you travel to a different country or ride in a taxi or fly abroad. That means that the only safe way for a child to ride in a […]

Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Croatia in June

I feel like I always spend a lot of time considering what to pack for a trip. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes I realize I’ve forgotten a key piece or woefully underestimated my need for a certain type of clothing. For our trip to Croatia, I did a little of both! Fortunately I still […]

How to Choose the Best Travel Backpack for Women

Updated 7/7/17 with one retirement and one exciting new backpack just for women, the Osprey Fairview 55 (available at REI)! Are you shopping for the best travel backpack for women? I am! I checked out some of the best travel backpacks for women and there really is nothing like feeling a product in your hands […]

Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Ireland in June

Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Ireland in June Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? Packing for a trip is always a challenge, no matter the destination or duration. Packing for Ireland can be especially tricky because, as they say, if you don’t like the weather, wait five […]

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.

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 […]

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

As you know, we love packing light. 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 clothing (you pick the size) from which you can build a huge set of clothing by mixing […]

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