The 411 on Washington D.C. with Kids

Stand before the white-domed U.S. Capitol and you will hear the squeals of school children in their bright matching T-shirts and feel the swoosh of politicians rushing to make their next appointment. And then you are off to yours–perhaps it’s the Air and Space Museum to see the Wright Brothers’ original plane, or the Natural … Continue reading The 411 on Washington D.C. with Kids

Ten DEET-Free Ways to Help Prevent Mosquito Bites

Zika, West Nile, and Dengue—oh, my! These mosquito-borne illnesses are especially on the minds of family travelers these days. Before grabbing any traditional repellent in your pre-trip shopping frenzy, be aware that different insect repellents contain differing concentrations of DEET—ranging from only 4% up to a whopping 100%. Children should only use formulations created with … Continue reading Ten DEET-Free Ways to Help Prevent Mosquito Bites

The 411 on County Clare with Kids

Thatch-roofed cottages amid a maze of stone walls, fluffy sheep sprinkling the rocky hills, towering cliffs marching in formation to meet the crash of the ocean, and the promise of unrivaled craic and entertainment. County Clare, in the heart of Ireland’s western shores, awaits visitors with the stuff Irish travel dreams are made of: castles, megalithic … Continue reading The 411 on County Clare with Kids

Tips for Buying Sunglasses for Kids

Children’s eyes are even more vulnerable to UV damage than are their adult counterparts’. That’s why it’s especially important to protect them with quality sunglasses during outdoor adventures. But simply buying sun glasses for kids does not mean they’ll be worn–or will provide the protection for which they’re most needed. When shopping for kids sunglasses, … Continue reading Tips for Buying Sunglasses for Kids