How to choose the right hotel for the kids

Once you become a parent, your holiday wish list will often change. When traveling with the tots in tow your priorities are different, so it’s worth doing your research to find a hotel that fits your needs and budget. Once you’ve decided on a … [Read more...]

Five haunted hotels worth visiting this Halloween…if you dare

My kids tend to be frightened by kid-friendly haunted houses, let alone a haunted hotel, but if yours are made of heartier stock, a stay at one of the following haunted hotels might be just what you need for a memorable Halloween vacation. The … [Read more...]

Outdoor gear brands that give back

As a gear reviewer and travel writer, I am familiar with many travel brands and outdoor gear companies. As we head into this year's 'giving season', I'd like to highlight just a few that donate significantly to a charitable cause or program...not … [Read more...]

Tips to ensure safe travel with a baby in the car

Whether you're going on a short drive to the mall or a weekend road trip with the whole family, ensuring your baby's safety during car travel is of the utmost importance. Safe travel: Keep your baby safe every time you travel by car You don't … [Read more...]

Packing smart for kids: make or break your family vacation

There is nothing worse than getting hours away from home and realizing that you left someone's favorite bunny sitting by the door. Here are some simple tips that may make that easier or happen less on future adventures. Make the entire experience a … [Read more...]

Auto Travel with your Pets: 10 approaches for safety and security

We can all agree that pets are part of the family for most people. They are always there curled up or trotting next to us when taking morning walks. They greet us happily in the morning or when we get back home at the end of a long work workday. … [Read more...]

How to stay healthy while traveling with the family

Traveling can be an exciting adventure, especially when you get to share it with family. Flying or driving to a new city, having new experiences, and getting to detach from your regular routine are things most people can look forward to when travel … [Read more...]

Hiking Safety: How to keep kids safe in the outdoors

A ramble through the woods, a stroll across a mountain meadow, or a strenuous alpine hike with the reward of a breathtaking vista – it all sounds idyllic until something goes wrong. As a former search and rescue volunteer and EMT, hiking safety is … [Read more...]

Five outdoor travel experiences any family can try

Good news parents: Most kids' favorite vacations involve sleeping bags and campfires instead of five-star luxury and turn-down service. Traditional camping trips are a crowd favorite, but if you're looking for something a bit further off the beaten … [Read more...]

Italy with kids: Cinque Terre itinerary for families

On a trip to Italy with kids, you're likely to devote a good deal of time to art and history in Florence and archeological ruins in Rome. Afterward, escape the intensity of the city with this three-day Cinque Terre itinerary for … [Read more...]