Travel Gear We Use: Winter jackets that pack down small

Winter is a tough time of year to pack light, but it IS possible to do so. The easiest solution: winter wear that packs down small. We love our 'puffies'! The best packable jackets keep kids and parents warm during winter travel, but fit well into … [Read more...]

Travel gear we use: packing cubes and TSA bags for the family

Today in our Travel Gear We Use series, we're talking about using packing cubes to make family packing easy! Below are the packing cubes we use for every trip, as well as the carry-on liquid quart bag we recommend. Many families consider packing … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Four most comfortable travel pants for moms

A few great pairs of travel pants go a long way...my favorites have gone from Northwest hiking trails to European cities to Central American marketplaces, and many more locations in-between. If you plan to pack light and travel carry-on only, it's … [Read more...]

My oh my: Which insulated water bottle to buy?!

At each season's Outdoor Retailer show (where new products from outdoor and travel brands are showcased and introduced), one or two top travel trends always emerge. This summer, one of those trends was insulated water bottles. It started with … [Read more...]

Travel products to protect against Zika Virus

We love family adventure, but we're careful to be mindful of threats to family safety while we travel. Before you go to Central or South America, or the Caribbean, make sure you pack these travel products to protect against Zika or other … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: GoTenna review

When we visited Paris last winter, we spent a wonderful day in the Louvre. At least, it was mostly wonderful, except for the two hours we spent looking for each other. My husband had our two older sons in one section, and I had our youngest in … [Read more...]

Aventura capri breakdown: Which Aventura capri pant to buy

For today's Travel Gear We Use, I want to take a moment to compare various style of my favorite travel pants and capris. If you've checked out Aventura Clothing, you can probably see why this brand is my favorite for traveling in. Aventura clothes … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Ecoths shirts for teen travel

We've been singing the praises of men's clothing line Ecōths for several years now. Part of my favorite clothing company, Aventura, Ecōths is all about comfortable, practical men's wear that's environmentally and socially responsible. Not only are … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Camping Comfort Items

We used to be hardcore minimalist campers...until we starting reviewing camping gear. Then we realized there's a whole slew of fun, convenient camping items we now can't live without. Turns out, we like to be comfortable! While we still camp in a … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Best cameras for small hands

A good camera or HD video device is essential gear for most families traveling today. We agree, and take it one step further: it's wonderful to put the camera in the hands of a child. Kids become more engaged with their surroundings when they have … [Read more...]