family travel

10 Travel Tips: Take Your Kids to Scotland

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Scotland is a land of mystery, history, and the great outdoors. It’s a perfect place for family travel – your kids will LOVE everything about Scotland! From looking for unexplained wave patterns to trying haggis, Scotland is full of hidden and obvious joys. It’s also a place for all ages, where activities can be enjoyed by all.

 

Love Theme Parks? Unusual 1 day excursions from Paris

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Picture this: Paris, summer, happiness, much good food, reading (all those bookstores!), and…city crowds? If you’re a bit tired of the city (and even with Paris, this is possible) and you’ve already visited Versailles, Normandy, and Giverny, there are several unusual and adventurous one day excursions from Paris – easily doable, within a short drive, and full of fun.

Here's Why You Need to Visit the Mall of America

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Wondering about that headline? Well, I can sum it up in two words: This Book.

Here's Why You Need to Visit the Mall of America

5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in and around Houston

by Culinary Spelunker / Aug 22, 2016 /
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Texas may be known for its barbecue but you’re missing a lot of its others eats if that’s all you have while visiting. On a recent trip to Houston, which skirts the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, I was surprised by the variety of cuisines offered within the city and its surrounding areas.

That’s right, Houston is a foodie town.

Sure, I expected plenty of Tex-Mex joints and barbecue dives, but what I didn’t plan on is a world of flavors tucked around nearly every corner.

Observations of a Disney Water Park Rookie

In the many times I’ve visited Walt Disney World, I had never once been to a water park – until my most recent trips. Although a few half-day visits hardly make me an expert, I thought I’d share some of my first impressions of the Disney water park experience, and perhaps offer some useful tidbits to Disney travelers new, like myself, to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.

5 of the World‘s Most Kid-Friendly Hotels

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While preparing for a trip abroad with children, you must be not only very responsible choosing the direction of travel, but also the place where you are going to stay too. If the primary goal is to change the family environment, rest from the routine and you are planning to spend most of the time at the hotel, the choice where to stay becomes even more necessary.

Traveling with Artistic Kids to Newfoundland? Read this...

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Have kids who love art? We do, and we're always scoping out art experiences for her when we travel - from art museums to galleries to classes. We can't get enough - and often schedule our travel plans around art events and classes.

 Traveling with Artistic Kids to Newfoundland? Read this...

How and Why to Include Pokemon Go In Your Travels

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The latest craze to hit the world is Pokemon Go. This augmented reality game utilizes your smart phone via GPS and camera to find pokemon in the real world. Once you start, you can't stop - it's so much fun to explore and play and catch pokemon.

How and Why to Include Pokemon Go In Your Travels

100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe

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You know those guidebooks that are so creative and full of genius that you immediately start planning a trip? I have one such book to share with you (you’ll love it!). 100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe, written by our friends at Family on the Loose, E.

Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks

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Some books come into your life and stay with you. For whatever reason, they strike a chord and fit right in. And while this is rare, it does happen. One book that is forever lodged in my heart is Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks, by Mark Woods. It's a personal look at natural spaces, at family and friends, at moving and doing, at being in nature. It's a thoughtful record of exploration and listening and thinking, of love, of essence of place.

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