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Follow Great Travel Blogs

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If you’re planning a trip, find a few travel blogs to help you navigate and learn more about your destination. You know that it’s always a good practice to find a few good blogs about things that you want to know more about, right? Like if you want to cook inexpensive but tasty food? Or […]

3 Free Things to Do Anywhere You Travel

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you travel. Consider these three things to do anywhere you travel. As I’ve researched our trips to England and France these last few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that children are often absolutely FREE at select museums and attractions. Be […]

Cruising with Kids

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Are you considering taking a family cruise? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some tips to planning a trip the whole family will love. photo credit: Gail Frederick, used by license In my experience, there are two main kinds of people– those who absolutely LOVE the planning part of going on vacation and those who really […]

Start the Passport Process Early {Travel with Kids}

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Ready to travel with your kids to another country? You all need passports and you need to start that process with plenty of time. Trust me. Folks warned me. They said make sure you submit your passport application with plenty of time. I listened. I really did. But since it was going to cost over […]

Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

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Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma’s house. Here are some fun things to do as you prepare to travel with kids. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

Read Great Travel Books

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Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel guides before you go — and make sure the kids get a chance to read along with you. I am a book person. I always have preferred reading as my main form of learning, so it comes as no surprise that I read to […]

Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

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Creating a dedicated board on Pinterest can help you plan your trip and share your research with family and fellow travelers. As I’ve been researching our big trip, I’ve spent a lot of time online. A lot of time. I can’t tell you how many hotel reviews I’ve scoured, how many kid travel posts I’ve […]

How to Pay for Traveling with Kids

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Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference once. We spent a weekend in Saint Louis just […]