Things to consider when planning family travel.

Plans and Itineraries

One of my biggest challenges when it comes to travel is striking a balance between planning what we are going to do and allowing time to be spontaneous. I have written before about the importance of seizing the opportunities that present themselves, but it is still important to have an overarching plan to help guide you through your travels. Before …

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Seizing opportunities while traveling with your family is a guaranteed way to make fantastic memories.

Seizing Opportunities

One of our favorite parts about traveling is being flexible and spontaneous enough to seize the opportunities that present themselves. These come in different forms: Location-Specific Opportunities – When we are on a road trip, we scour the map for stops to make along the way. We always try to put a little buffer time into our travels to allow …

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Tips for planning a family reunion.

3 Tips for Planning a Family Reunion

Family reunions are great ways to gather extended family into one place for reconnecting through time spent together, shared experiences, and overall fun. They connect family members across generations and eliminate the distance between families that might be stretched out across long miles. And while family reunions are amazing memory-makers, they can be daunting to plan and implement. Here are …

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How to make family travel more exciting by building anticipation.

Building Anticipation

This fall our family is taking a trip to Spain and Portugal. We have been thinking about this trip for three years, we put it on the calendar over a year ago, we have been planning it for the past six months, and finally we are in the days leading up to our departure. One of the things that we …

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Using maps to get kids excited about traveling.


Traveling doesn’t begin or end on the road. There is a lot of planning that needs to go into a trip before it can begin. At the same time, the memories and experiences of a trip will stay with you long after the suitcases are put away.

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