Travel Transport with a Large Family

Curious how we move all these people around? Transportation is an interesting thing when you have more than 4 people in your crew. You know this story already. Probably because I am apt to repeat myself. But, here it is anyway. I spent my 21st birthday in Toulouse, France. My French mom, Michele made Boules […]

Packing a First Aid Kit for Day Trips with Kids

This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson: I’m really looking forward to our trip throughout France bookended by stays in London. We plan to explore and experience as much as we can, as our budget allows. I’ve done a fair amount of research regarding our stops in London, Paris, Bayeux, Le Mont Saint Michel, Le […]

Saving Money on Travel Food

Find yourself on the road often? You don’t need to pay the high price of restaurants and convenience foods. Save on vacation eats. Here’s how: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

Follow Great Travel Blogs

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

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

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 […]

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road

Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book. A busy book is a bit old school. At least in the age of iPods, iPads, and other handheld entertainment devices. However, I still love it when my kids engage in non-digital, screen-free play. A busy book can provide […]

Start the Passport Process Early {Travel with Kids}

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 […]