Unsuspecting visitors should know: Charlotte is more than just race cars, sports, and barbecue. It’s a cultural hub created by locals who love where they live and continuously strive to make it better. As a new resident, I’m learning more about the city every day. Here are four of my favorite family-friendly activities, plus one … Continue reading The 411 on Charlotte with Kids
Although it’s rarely a destination in and of itself, but rather a pit stop for most travelers en route to the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon, Quito is a fantastic place to spend time with children. Wrapped in the majestic beauty of the Andes surrounding it, Quito has a large green urban park where kids … Continue reading The 411 on Quito with Kids
Many are the hats with good intentions, yet precious are the few truly built for travel. When it comes to hats for traveling kids it’s especially important to note the differences between the two. Here are some quick points to consider when shopping for a great travel hat for your child that will serve well … Continue reading Anatomy of a Great Travel Hat for Kids
Ireland is a land of magic and mystery, castles and cliffs, faeries and friendly people. In other words, Ireland is an ideal vacation destination for families. Yet in this land filled with ‘must visit’ destinations, the county of Kerry may have a few more ‘musts’ than most. Located in Ireland’s ‘Sunny Southwest’, County Kerry is … Continue reading The 411 on Ireland’s County Kerry with Kids
Where else is it possible to swim with the world’s largest fish, get sprayed by whales, snorkel with sea lions, and visit blue-footed boobies all in a single day? La Paz, Mexico, as we learned on our recent three-generation journey, is a family travel adventure just waiting to unfold. La Paz is located near the … Continue reading The 411 on Mexico’s La Paz with Kids
Langkawi is an archipelago of ninety-nine islands and is home to Malaysia’s first designated ‘geopark.’ These rock islands date to more than 550 million years, and almost all of them have a mushroom-capped top of wild jungle growing on them. When you are out on the water and can view these majestic islands up close, you … Continue reading The 411 on Malaysia with Kids – Langkawi
In a perfect world, every family vacation would end on a Saturday afternoon, with plenty of time to re-calibrate to the time zone, restock the fridge, process vacation laundry, and of course: locate the lunch pails. For us, family vacations typically end with a jet-lagged drive home in the dark and a pile of suitcases … Continue reading Seven Ways to Ease “Re-Entry” After Your Next Family Vacation
Sometimes the news is so good that you are almost afraid to share it, but in this case, I’m very happy to shout it from the rooftops! Yesterday, I learned that three articles from Family Travel 411 won awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). And since this site is still very young, … Continue reading Three Articles You May Have Missed–but the NATJA Awards Did Not!