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

The 411 on Philadelphia with Kids

Philadelphia is known for its historical sites, cheese steaks, and no-nonsense approach to life. But its world-class museums, green space, and food scene have put it on the map as a top destination for families that ours just can’t get enough of. Whether you’re here for a long weekend of for a week, you’ll find … Continue reading The 411 on Philadelphia with Kids

The 411 on Alexandria with Kids

On the banks of the Potomac River, across from Washington, DC, sits the pretty colonial town of Alexandria. Its waterfront location, cobble-stoned streets, and beautifully preserved colonial architecture make it a natural draw for families visiting the capital area and are worth a visit all on their own. If you’re traveling to Alexandria with kids, … Continue reading The 411 on Alexandria with Kids

The 411 on Catalina Island with Kids

For the mom whose days feel like an endless shuffle of get-in-the-car-and-out-again to school, soccer, dance lessons, sports camps, play dates and the like, Catalina offers the perfect respite: a family vacation of car-free bliss. On Catalina Island, cars are not allowed except for those already ‘grandfathered in’ or operating as taxis to whisk you … Continue reading The 411 on Catalina Island with Kids

Screen-Free, Battery-Free Travel Games and Toys

Has battery fail ever derailed your plans for in-flight entertainment? Or do the kids’ cries for tablet and phone during travel drive you up a tree? Next time, plug a few of these screen-free, battery free travel games and toys into their travel programming. The recommendations here are great for car, plane, train, hotel room, … Continue reading Screen-Free, Battery-Free Travel Games and Toys

On the Map: Two Years of Family Travel 411 Destinations

I’m celebrating Family Travel 411’s 2nd birthday this week by revisiting all of the destinations our amazing contributors have covered, sharing their family travel wisdom and recommendations about so far–and putting them on them on the map! Just look at this: See any regions that interest you? Click the icons for an overview of  and … Continue reading On the Map: Two Years of Family Travel 411 Destinations