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Gear & Travel Tips

Gear & Travel Tips

The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on travel gear and cameras

Whew! It’s time for the biggest week day of the year. We always try to stick to just buying what we need, but we’d much rather buy it at a steep discount. There are some great deals out there on everything the traveler for the 21st century needs, so check them out and see if […]

The most useful travel gifts for families

The holidays are almost here and, if you’re like me, you always struggle with finding the perfect gift for everyone. I love giving gifts that I know people will use and love, so it’s often something that’s been great for our family. So without further ado, here are our top picks for useful travel gifts […]

19 essentials for your remote island tropical vacation packing list

We had a great time during our recent stay at Al Natural Resort on Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama, but it was our first time vacationing on a remote tropical island and we weren’t completely prepared for the reality on the ground. It’s sort of like Gilligan’s Island except with a few more bungalows. […]

Our favorite resources to save money on travel

Now that we’re about to head out into the wide, wide world we’ve been getting a lot of questions about our trip. Where are we going, when are we going, how do we think the kids will do… and how much money do you need to travel the world (as a family of four, no […]

Save money on travel with GuesttoGuest home exchange

Do you like saving money on vacation? Me too! On average, lodging costs represent around a quarter of the cost of a trip, so saving on that expense can make a huge difference in your travel budget. We’ve tried a few different options for saving on vacation accommodations over the years, but our new favorite […]

How to road trip with a toddler and a kid

Our family has covered approximately 3,000 miles in the last three weeks as we’ve traversed the United States to kick off our family gap year. It’s been a great introduction to the world of family road trips! Here are our top tips from the trenches: 1. Don’t pack the car up to the roof. Learn […]

Celebrating our launch with a Hydaway bottle giveaway!

**Sorry, the giveaway is now closed** Now that we’re finally on the road, it’s time to celebrate! A few weeks ago we told you about different foldable water bottle options we checked out. The winner for our family was the Hydaway bottle. In fact, we liked them so much in our initial testing that we […]

How to travel with car seats (without losing your cool)

Whether or not to bring a child’s car seat for travel and how to fly with a car seat without going crazy are always burning questions for family travelers. We’ve been through these situations many times with our own children over the years, so in this post we’ll try to address the most common questions […]

Best travel bottles showdown: Hands-on with foldable water bottle options

Part of being responsible long-term travelers is minimizing our environmental footprint even as we burn tons of carbon jetting around the world. We do what we can when we can, and years ago shifted our consumption to reusable products as much as possible. An easy way to create lest waste is by investing in a […]

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 […]

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