Zion National Park with Kids – …many families travel to Zion National Park as part of a wider road trip including Utah’s Mighty Five parks or the Grand Canyon. Wanting to see it all can be alluring, but you need several days (if not longer) to appreciate Zion National Park with kids, and to fully experience the canyons created by the powerful Virgin River.
The tiny town of Tofino, on Canada’s Vancouver Island, is one of those magical places that stay with you long after you’ve returned home. Positioned at the southern end of an area called Clayoquot Sound, it forms part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is Canada’s almost most westerly point. Although the town was … Continue reading The 411 on Vancouver Island with Kids – Tofino
Let’s face it: packing cubes are overrated, and how many of us, as much as we may need it, really want to receive a portable luggage scale as a gift? If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas for the traveling mom in your life, I have a few suggestions I’ve tested and continue to … Continue reading This Mom’s Picks: Three Mother’s Day Gifts for the Traveling Mom
For some, London conjures up visions of royals, British style, theater, and world cuisine. For others, it’s a historical wonderland, where you can learn about life in Victorian times and life during the Blitz all in the same afternoon. But for those traveling with children, the vision might be marred by the usual big-city concerns … Continue reading The 411 on London with Kids
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