We named our son Emmett because it means "universal." We want him to be a well-traveled, well-rounded global citizen. As he gets older, I don't want him to just go to different places and see the sites; I want him to learn from his travels. So I have been thinking of ways to make vacations educational. Below you'll find strategies for transforming your family vacations into enriching educational experiences for your children.
Read more to learn how to turn your family trips into learning opportunities for your kids.
You may think July is too early to start thinking about Christmas, but if you are planning to travel in December, now is a good time to start your preparations. As the holiday season approaches, the United States comes alive with an enchanting array of destinations that exude festive charm and magical allure. From dazzling lights displays to snow-covered mountains to European-inspired Christmas markets, the best U.S. destinations for the holidays offer an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to embrace the spirit of the season.
Read on to embark on a holiday journey filled with joy, wonder, and the unmistakable magic that only this time of year can bring.
I love autumn! The crisp air, the crunch of the leaves, and the smell of apples let me know that it's time to pull out the sweaters and cozy up with a cuppa. Granted, fall arrives in Houston around mid-December and lasts approximately three hours, but I remember growing up in northwest Pennsylvania and experiencing all the wonder that autumn has to offer there. Since we don't really experience a true fall in Houston, I know I'll need to take Emmett elsewhere to allow him to experience my favorite fall activities.
Read on to see my favorite fall activities for families.
Dreaming of a beach vacation but worried about breaking the bank? Look no further! The United States is home to a plethora of stunning coastal destinations that offer affordable and budget-friendly beach getaways. From charming beach towns to hidden gems, you can soak up the sun, play in the waves, and create unforgettable family memories without straining your wallet.
Read on to see our recommendations for budget-friendly beach getaways right here in the U.S.
Looking for summer vacation ideas for your little outdoor enthusiasts? Exhilarating adventures await you! Explore the great outdoors, embrace the natural wonders, and create unforgettable memories along the way.
Read on to discover outdoor adventures the whole family will enjoy!
If you traveled extensively before having kids and have continued to travel with your kids, you know that traveling with kids presents its own challenges, but also leads to some of the biggest rewards.
Read more about how travel changes before and after you have kids.
Though I don't particularly recommend walking down Bourbon Street on a Saturday night with kids, New Orleans offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment for you and your little adventurers.
Check our our favorite things to do in New Orleans with Kids.
"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.
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