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How to Plan a Big Family Trip on a Budget

Ready to see the world with your kids? Not sure where to start? Follow these easy tips to plan a big family trip. You want to travel. You want to take your family on a big trip. You want to see the world. Only trouble is, you have no idea where to start. You don’t […]

Why Spend Big Money on Travel with Kids?

Traveling with kids is not cheap, but it’s got loads of benefits that far outweigh the cost. Consider these reasons to spend big money on travel. I met my husband shortly before I moved to France for a year. Much of our early relationship was developed long-distance through letters and very expensive phone calls — […]

Load Up Your Kindle for Travel

Hitting the road? Don’t forget to load up your Kindle for travel. Janel shares how she stocks her digital library for her family, saving money as well as space. 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 […]

The Beauty of Internet Travel Planning

The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. Get started planning your next trip with internet travel planning. When I was planning my first French adventure back in 1992, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to […]

Read Great Travel Books

Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel books 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 […]

Road Trip Packing List

Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. While school may be back in session, you don’t need to kiss travel goodbye. Plan for weekend road trips! By strategically planning a few fun getaways during the school year, you can get some precious R&R, […]

Planning Travel for All Ages and Interests

Planning Travel for All Ages and Interests | Life as MOM

How do you plan travel for a range of ages and interests and not lose anyone?

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the third installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. Years ago, FishPapa and I traveled through western France. We retraced […]