"Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada"! The neon sign welcomes visitors from far and wide to a city that is best known for its casinos. But Vegas is so much more than casinos and buffet restaurants. Yes, it still has its seedier sides, but the city abounds with fun and exciting things for kids of all ages.
Read more to see what to do and where to go if you take your kids to Las Vegas.
Traveling with kids is not like traveling before (or without) kids. Kids are prone to the same tantrums, meltdowns, big big feelings, and picky eating while traveling as they are at home. But while traveling with your kids may not be effortless and it may look much different than traveling before kids, there are ways to alleviate the added stress that exhaustion and frustration from travel may cause.
Read on to see my tips for traveling with kids.
Though we were able to take a few short trips - San Antonio, New Orleans, Tampa, and Brenham - and two longer trips to Croatia and Scotland in 2022, we did not make it to all the places we had hoped we would. For 2023, we have set some tenacious travel goals. Will we be able to make it happen?
Read more to see our 2023 travel goals.
For the past year and a half, we've been saying that "once the weather was nice," which in Texas is about 6 days in the fall and about 6 days in the spring, we would go tent camping with the new tent I bought Marvin for his first Father's Day. Finally, this past weekend, we headed to Fredericksburg, TX, to break out the new tent and spend some time outdoors.
Read more to see a packing list, a sample camping menu, and tips for camping with kids and dogs.
Having lived in Clearwater for three years during my college years, I have spent quite a bit of time on the beaches around the Tampa Bay area. With my brother still living in the area, I have returned dozens of times to visit. Tampa is one of my favorite U.S. cities to visit with Emmett, as it is full of fun things to do with kids!
Read more for ideas on fun things to do with kids in the Tampa Bay Area.
I read a meme recently that said, "Traveling with kids isn't a vacation. It's just taking care of your kids in a different place." I laughed because of course there is some truth to that. But as parents we do not travel just to go on a nice, relaxing vacation. As kids get older and more self-sufficient, there will of course be times you will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation, but travel should be more than just lying around on a beach. Many of the reasons Marvin and I love to travel - for education, for cultural awareness, for personal growth, and for just a general change of scenery - are also reasons we want to travel with Emmett.
Read more to see ten reasons to travel with your children.
Traveling with kids can be a challenge, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Emmett and I recently flew to Scotland to visit family and do some site-seeing. Though there are number of places I avoided, like fine art museums and ghost tours, you'll find many toddler- and kid-friendly activities in Scotland - both indoor and outdoor.
I wrote this article with a great deal of help from my cousin Sarah. She and her family live in Scotland and are always on the lookout for fun things to do with kids in Scotland. Sarah writes her own blog called The Walkers Abroad, where you'll find beautiful photos, more ideas for things to do in Scotland, and general advice for navigating life with your offspring.
Read on to find fun things to do with young Kids in Scotland.
Flying with a toddler in general is not the simplest task. Flying by yourself with a toddler takes the difficulty level up a notch. But there are ways to make this undertaking a bit more bearable.
Read on for tips for flying solo with your toddler.
Before we can talk about how to plan a staycation, the first question we have to answer is "What is a staycation?" In its broadest definition, a staycation is a trip in which you don't leave your home country. A slightly narrower version defines a staycation as a vacation in which you don't leave your state, province, or county. But in its narrowest, and I think most accurate definition, a staycation is a vacation in which you stay in your hometown (or close to it).
Read on for fun staycation ideas.
Road trips can be loads of fun! They can also be tiring and even irritating if the kids (and you) are restless and bored. These road trip must-haves will help beat the boredom and keep you organized.
Check out our list of Road Trip Essentials!
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