Traveling with babies and young children requires a little bit of preparation and a big carry-on bag. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but once you get your first trip out of the way you'll see that if you follow the Scout motto and always "Be prepared" it can be a great adventure.
You work from your laptop. You've heard stories of people just like you who travel for months at a time. You think you're ready to give it a try. I think you're ready, too. When planning your first trip, make sure you avoid these eight common mistakes of would-be traveling families.
For many folks, a winter holiday simply isn't complete without a trip to the slopes. But waking up at dawn to catch the first lift, frozen hands and number toes aren't everyone's cup of tea.
The sleek Ghan train was my conveyance from Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia this past fall. The 24-hour ride was the last stop on the trek up through the Northern Territory.
For a lot of people -- sentimental types, perhaps -- the true beginning for the holiday season is the ceremonial lighting of a Christmas tree -- preferably, a really big one.
Depending where you live in the world, there's a good chance you might blow your family vacation budget just getting to the Sunshine Coast. It's worth it. This geographical paradise is one of the most welcoming and family-friendly places on earth.
At Florida's Walt Disney World, the holidays aren't just a celebration. They're an epic production that calls for some 8.5 million lights and 15 miles...
If you've ever thought about taking a kidsmoon, I highly recommend it. It's one of the best things you can do for your marriage as well as being better parents.
Most cars in Ethiopia don't even have seat belts. And by the time your kids are old enough not to need car seats, it's not that big a deal if they are in cars without seat belts for short periods of time while on vacation, is it?
Covered in rainforests, dotted with volcanoes, bursting with wildlife and waterfalls, all surrounded by endless white sand beaches, the Caribbean islands are a favorite destination for families with kids of all ages and interests.
In 1976 we took a family vacation by car and one of the stops was Washington D.C.. After a full day of sightseeing in both Washington and Virginia, we checked in to our hotel and my mother -- always being prepared -- got out the AAA Guide Book for the city to find a place for dinner.
Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey together -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy mountain cabin or ski chalet.
While the Maldives and Seychelles are often spotlighted as ultimate honeymoon and couples destinations, Mauritius, which shares the Indian Ocean with ...
Fresh air, fresh snow, fresh food, and mulled wine -- the latter not for the kids! What's not to love about skiing in Europe? Whether you prefer Italy or Switzerland, France or Austria, there's something for everyone in the European mountains.
As these theme parks testify, your next family vacation doesn't have to be a series of long queues for the same old roller coasters, giant swings, or Ferris wheels.
Unlike business travel or backpacking, travel with kids requires quite a bit of pre-planning and paperwork. Sadly, you cannot just arrive at the airport with your passport and an e-ticket on your phone.