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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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