Travel Medicine tips: What you need to know before traveling internationally

Every parent knows the mantra that goes through one's head before any major trip with kids: please stay healthy, please stay healthy... No one wants a family vacation ruined by illness, and just as important, no one wants to risk their children's … [Read more...]

Facing serious concerns when traveling with kids: how to get past the ‘fear factor’

  Any parent traveling with kids off the beaten path has fielded questions from nay-sayers: “Are you sure it’s safe to travel to Mexico?” “You’re taking your kids how far along what trail?” “How long will you be gone?” “Solo, … [Read more...]

Family Travel To Amsterdam

Among many people in the world, Amsterdam is a city best known for its adult attractions. The Red Light District is legendary, and it's a well-known fact that the famous coffeehouses dotted around the town serve a great deal more than coffee and … [Read more...]

Children-Friendly Activities around Lisbon

If one had to choose a single word to describe Lisbon, the amazing capital city of Portugal, chances are that, that word would be “charming”. There are many other words that spring to mind, such as romantic, picturesque, sunny and striking, with this … [Read more...]

Europe with Kids: Free things to do in Stockholm

Northern Europe is notoriously pricey. Countries like Sweden enjoy excellent standards of living, but for visitors, this can mean that things like transport, hotels and eating out can come at a premium. However, there are ways to off-set the costs of … [Read more...]

Educational Travel: Sending your child on a teen service trip

Remember that post from a few months back, where I discussed our preparation for our teen Nate's teen service trip with Adventures Cross Country? We're back with a full trip report! If you're considering sending your teen on a service trip next … [Read more...]

Broadening Children’s Horizons Through Travel

If your kids play computer games that take them to other worlds, exploit that interest by traveling to places which inspire them. Parents and kids can broaden their horizons through exposure to another culture, its cuisine and customs, and still have … [Read more...]

Sending your kid on a teen service trip

This July, my 15-year-old son, Nate, will take his first trip out of the country without me. He'll be flying solo to San Jose, Costa Rica, where he'll meet up with a small group of like-minded teens and adult leaders to embark upon a two week teen … [Read more...]

A family-friendly road trip through Scotland

It may be small in size. But, what it lacks in stature, Scotland makes up in sheer variety. In just a short space of time, you can see rugged mountains, deep lochs, cosmopolitan cities and remote islands. Here are just a few of the best road trips in … [Read more...]

Tour Scotland’s best family campsites this summer

The following post is written by Oliver Harper. Taking a family road trip across Scotland is a great way to see the country and get back to basics. One of the loveliest routes to take starts at Dunblane and journeys north along the A9, passing … [Read more...]