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The Family Voyage

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 […]

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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 […]

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Where to stay in Flagstaff: Little America Flagstaff review

Frequent readers of this blog will know that our family generally chooses vacation rental apartments when we travel. We like the space and the feeling of homeyness. But when I was looking into places to stay in Flagstaff for our visit to the Grand Canyon on our big road trip, I kept coming back to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Spain in winter: Why Spain should be your next winter holiday destination

While your friends make their plans to join the masses on sandy beaches or charming-but-packed Northern European Christmas markets, imagine yourself strolling through sunny Sevilla surrounded by locals enjoying the quiet holidays or taking in Guernica in Madrid after just a few minutes’ wait. Welcome to Spain in winter! Our family’s winter visit to Spain […]

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Tasting Peljesac Wine in Croatia, from the Plavac Mali grape to Dingac wine

Explore the old city and climb the walls of Dubrovnik… check.  Take the aerial tram up to the lookout above the city… check. Dine at one of the many delicious restaurants… check. Looking for day trips from Dubrovnik to get a better feel for the surrounding area? Consider exploring the Peljesac Peninsula to taste Dalmatian […]

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Under the Tuscan Sun: Fine Wine Tasting Tours and Lunch at Avignonesi

All it takes is five minutes driving through the Tuscan countryside before you realize that this place is much more stunning than the pictures you see online. Rolling hills and small towns dot the region. The sun radiates down on beautiful lush green landscape as far as the eye can see.  Much has already been […]

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