family travel

6 Magical Items to Keep You Safe at Hogwarts

by Sarah Albom / Feb 01, 2017 /
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Every Harry Potter fan has dreamt of walking the halls of Hogwarts, or performing complex spells that will turn any enemy into a bat or mouse. But we’ve begun to grow up. Our minds have moved on to reality, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been tucked away on to a dusty shelf of our subconscious.

A World of Cuisine Off the Strip: 5 Fun Eats for Families in Las Vegas

by Culinary Spelunker / Jan 24, 2017 /
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From decor to shows to cuisine, in Las Vegas everything seems to be over the top: Restaurants that offer free food if you’re over 350 pounds – that would be the Heart Attack Grill with fare like the Quadruple Bypass Burger and the Butter Fat Milkshake.

Three Museums in Boston For Families With Young Kids

by Jodi Grundig / Jan 18, 2017 /

One of the oldest cities in America and home to many important historical events, Boston, MA should be on every American family’s vacation wish list.

Here's How to Plan the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams

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Ireland - there's a reason why this small island nation is on everyone's travel list. It's gorgeously green, full of history and art and culture, and boasts world-renowned drink (Guinness, looking at you!) and delicious food. There's also the Irish people, known for their hospitality and kindness.

DOs When Traveling With Pets

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Here's a wrap up of tips for traveling with pets.

the Dos of traveling with pets

The Best Way to Teach Kids about the Ocean and Environment

Ever since I was young, I’ve done a lot of traveling through the United States and Latin America. The places I’ve been include Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the east coast of the US. But one place that has really stuck with me and inspired me is Sanibel Sea School, in Sanibel, Florida. I started attending occasional classes while I was at my grandparents’ house there when I was five years old.

An Exciting Day of Adventure in the French Alps

by Lars Wagoner / Dec 12, 2016 /
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It was a nice summer day in Morzine, a small town in the French Alps about an hour east of Geneva. The trees were highlighted with morning sun, the stream below the house was roaring, and I was fast asleep. 

I don’t remember much about getting up that day, but there is one thought that still goes through my mind every morning: Waking up is difficult. Especially when you start thinking about getting ready to seize the day, ugh… so much work. 

Magic Sketch: A Fun Way to Bring Art on Your Travels

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Do you know Magic Sketch? It's a low-tech drawing tablet that's light, has a long-lasting battery, and encourages creativity.

Magic Sketch: A Fun Way to Bring Art on Your Travels

Teaching Literary Travel to Kids

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 29, 2016 /
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We all love literary travel (of course. As evidenced by us being regular readers and avid consumers of literature of all types. But I digress). It’s an interesting way to learn about the world, much different than what you’ll get from guidebooks.

A few seconds every day of 11 months of world travel

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Eleven months ago, my family sold everything and left the US to travel the world, with no plan to return. Since then, we’ve visited ten countries on three continents, walked hundreds of kilometers through countrysides and cities alike, taken countless trains and planes, met amazing people, and made lifelong family memories.