Family Travel

A Close Call in Barcelona on the Last Day of Our Family Vacation

October 22, 2017

We had A very Close Call in Barcelona on the Last Day of Our Family Vacation: It was mid-August, and our first family trip to Europe was coming to a close. After an exciting Disney cruise with our three children that took the five of us to Naples, Florence, and Rome, my husband headed back to New York for work, while the children and I went on to Madrid and Barcelona. We enjoyed several delightful beach days at Sitges, a quaint resort town about 30 minutes northwest of Barcelona. I had decided that we should spend our last afternoon in […]

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Holiday Traditions: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 23, 2014

  One of our favorite holiday traditions is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The floats are beautiful, the balloons massive, the entertainment spectacular, and the characters and celebrities are sure to delight every family member. Tips for the Day Send to Kindle

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Free International Calling & Texting App for Family Travel

January 10, 2014

  A Happy New Year Gift to you and your family: you must download Viber a free International calling and texting app for family travel!  We hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season whether you hit the road for a family adventure or enjoyed a staycation at home. Send to Kindle

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The Best Early Season Snow in the East at Stratton

December 21, 2013

How wonderful that the first weekend of December we found the best early season snow in the East at Stratton. Our family will always have special memories of first tracks down the hill followed by cocoa and waffles at the Waffle cabin.  Now, skiing the first snow of the season ranks the top of our list of holiday traditions. Stratton is known for its wide variety of terrain that offers something for every skill level.  Several runs are marked specifically for families allowing parents the room to teach their children safe skiing practices. Early season is the perfect time to […]

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American Girl Place: Precious Family Time

August 12, 2013

If you have a daughter between the ages of 4-12, American Girl Place will be a precious family time that she will remember her whole life. American Girl Place has locations in many major cities like Chicago and Atlanta but our favorite so far is the one on 5th Ave in NYC. The store can entertain your daughter for hours so plan at least four hours for shopping, lunch at the Cafe and a visit to the hair salon or doll hospital. Your favorite girl can even pose for a picture at the Photo Studio and take home a souvenir issue […]

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Golfing Travel with the Family: Woodlands, TX

August 2, 2013

  Amazing Golf Courses around Woodlands TX Golfing Travel with our family ranks top of our bucket list. Sporting vacations are so fun and we are so happy that our children are willing to do family golf vacations now that they are older.  The children really caught the golf bug this year. They enjoy family putting contests so much that Santa brought clubs for all three children. Send to Kindle

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Flying With Young Children: Helpful Hints

June 7, 2013

Disclosure: We recently received Ear Planes to review. We were not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are our own. Read our full disclosure on our site.   Because family lives so far away, our children started flying only a few months after they were born.  After 14 years of flying all types of routes with three busy children, we have a couple of hints we would like to share. Flying with young children can be brutal no matter if it is an hour flight or a seven hour flight.  The hardest age for flying is pre-schoolers (ages 2-5) who […]

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