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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 […]

Joshua Tree with kids and toddlers: Best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park for your family

Why you should visit Joshua Tree with kids 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 […]

Ireland with Kids: On the Ring of Kerry

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 if you head out nearby! Check out the kids #1 top pick for Ireland down below. Want […]

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)

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 […]

Cycling in Killarney: The Gap of Dunloe bike tour

Staying for a week in Killarney was the highlight of our time in Ireland. There are so many fun things to do in Killarney with kids, all offering the opportunity to step away from our typical routines in the US. And now we get to talk about one of the coolest things we did in […]

Exploring County Kerry, Ireland with Kids: Things to do in Killarney

When many of us travelers begin planning our first visit to Ireland, County Kerry is at the top of the list. This beautiful, emerald-hued corner of Ireland was exactly what we envisioned and, as we expected, it was our favorite part of our family trip to Ireland. Want to see the rest of our Ireland […]

Time Zones for Kids: How to handle a jetlag baby

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” or “jet […]

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

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, mainly because it had an […]

Ireland with Kids: Plan Your Family Trip to Dublin

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 helped our decision to visit Ireland was the newly-launched non-stop service from LAX. While Dublin wasn’t […]

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