Tips for Vacationing with another Family

Tips for Vacationing with another Family

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

Vacationing with another Family can be a great way to multiply the fun, cut costs and share babysitting duties so that every set of parents gets a real break. However, it  can also leave you in tears and destroy previously cherished relationships if you haven’t prepared yourself for new situations. Spending time with your friends is a […]

Back to daily routine: How to Assimilate to “Real” Life Once More

Back to daily routine: How to Assimilate to “Real” Life Once More

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

Back to daily routine after long or short vacation? You planned your vacation for weeks and weeks. You explored a different world; you showed your children new, exciting things; and you hit a few pitfalls along the way. All in all, your vacation was a great success. And now you must return. How can you […]

How to beat motion sickness?

How to beat motion sickness?

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

Motion sickness (travel sickness) is common, especially in children. Motion sickness occurs when the brain receives conflicting information from the motion-sensing parts of the body -the inner ears, eyes and nerves in the extremities. The symptoms of motion sickness are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, and a sense of feeling unwell. It’s not clear why motion […]

Food for Kids When Traveling

Food for Kids When Traveling

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

Children can be selective when it comes to their food. However, when you travel, part of the complete experience is tasting and sampling the local cuisine. So you want your children to try the offerings. Additionally, if mealtime comes at an airport, often your choices are restaurant chains that might not always offer what the […]

Tips for a US Road Trip with Kids

Tips for a US Road Trip with Kids

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in Planning, USA & Canada

Today, perhaps because of the availability of relatively cheap air fares, great car rental services around the country, and long distance bus routes, family road trips around the USA have become more of a novelty than they were in times gone by.  In the past, packing your family and your stuff into the car was […]

Day-by-Day Travel Itinerary: Keep It Simple

Day-by-Day Travel Itinerary: Keep It Simple

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Getting Prepared, Planning

When you begin your day-by-day travel itinerary, you must, in the end, base it on your youngest child. Your youngest child can handle the least and will get tired, the quickest. Therefore, if you don’t feel your youngest child can handle too much, chose one thing from either your (or your teenager’s) extensive list of […]

Culture Shock and Children: Discussing Culture Norms Beforehand Is Pivotal

Culture Shock and Children: Discussing Culture Norms Beforehand Is Pivotal

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

You have bitter memories of times in your child’s life; times when your child was anxious, unsure of his or her surroundings and unable to push through the haze of anger and tears. You understood, for example, that although the doctor’s office was lit strangely, that although your child was interacting with a human he […]

Inspire Kids to Travel

Inspire Kids to Travel

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 in General, Planning

If you are looking to inspire a sense of wonder about the world in your kids and encourage them to develop a greater interest in travelling and exploring new places, there are several activities that you can do at home between trips … you don’t always need to be away from home to fuel that […]

Best Places to Spend Autumn in Europe with the Kids

Best Places to Spend Autumn in Europe with the Kids

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 in Europe, Planning

Autumn can be a great time to take the kids on an exciting European vacation.  Not only are the temperatures usually pleasant – not too hot and not too cold, but the prices are often lower too.  You can also beat a lot of the crowds that are usually associated with the summer months.  A […]

Pretty European Towns to Explore with the Kids

Pretty European Towns to Explore with the Kids

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Europe, Planning

Whether you look at the humongous Alps or the gorgeous islands of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the superb beauty of Europe is clear to see.  The interesting architectural monuments, historical ruins, quaint towns, and charming cobbled streets have long attracted travellers to explore this enchanting part of the world. Picturesque and filled with interesting details, […]