Insider Secrets: Make Your Next Trip Amazing with Airbnb

Insider Secrets: Make Your Next Trip Amazing with Airbnb

“When you book your next trip – explore Airbnb’s website before you get a standard hotel.  Find a great apartment or house to stay in, get your kids their own room to sleep in, meet some local people AND get $40 off your first stay when you use our link: www.airbnb.com/c/tcarlson66 “

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Top 5 Ways to Overcome Jet Lag with Kids

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Jet Lag with Kids

In our experience, jet lag can really hinder the first days of your new adventure.  We have spent days upon days living with no sleep, trying to enjoy ourselves in a new country, but failing miserably.  We have also arrived at a destination 8 hours ahead of our normal time zone with no jet lag at all -- a miracle!  Through trial and error, we have found several ways to help overcome, minimize or even avoid jet-lag all together with our kids.

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6 Reasons an Airport Lounge is Worth the Money

6 Reasons an Airport Lounge is Worth the Money

Sometimes a layover is inevitable. If you’re traveling with children, especially if you’re travelling alone with children, having the option of an airport lounge is a game changer. Between the comfy seating, free food/drink & clean bathrooms, there isn’t much to complain about. Anything that makes travel with children easier and more comfortable is a win in our book.

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How to Have the Perfect Day at Keukenhof with Kids

How to Have the Perfect Day at Keukenhof with Kids

We recently visited Keukenhof in Lisse, The Netherlands.  This world famous Flower Park dates back to the 1500s starting as a fruit and vegetable garden.  Once Keukenhof Castle was built, landscape architects came in and designed the basis of what is now Keukenhof Gardens.  Today, Keukenhof is home to over seven million blooming flowers and allows visitors from all over the world to experience living catalogs from over 100 companies and 500 flower growers.  If you're visiting The Netherlands in the spring, Keukenhof and the surrounding gardens must be on your list.

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The Best of Bern, Switzerland with Kids

The Best of Bern, Switzerland with Kids

Bern is often one of the forgotten cities of Switzerland; overshadowed by places like Zermatt, Zurich & the towns surrounding the peaks of Jungfrau & Schilthorn.  The thing is, Bern is the Capitol of Switzerland.  It's central to seemingly everything in Switzerland.  It was perfect for us.  We booked a 4 night stay in a highly rated Airbnb.

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How to Pack Light when Traveling with Toddlers

How to Pack Light when Traveling with Toddlers

Packing light has become my focus lately.  With 2 toddlers, it is very easy for us to over pack our bags.  We have traveled with so many bags that between the two of us, we couldn't carry all the stuff and the kids.  That is not how I want to travel.  We want to be efficient, but also have all of our necessities when we arrive.

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12 Tips to Thrive while Flying with Toddlers

12 Tips to Thrive while Flying with Toddlers

“The real question we as parents need to ask ourselves is: Is the short duration of the flight worth skipping an entire adventure?  For us, the answer is no.  We take them. We get through the flights. We get through the mile high poop diapers & melt downs. We get through by finding some really great ways of dealing with all that comes with bringing the kids along for life's ultimate adventures.”

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36 Hours in Asheville, NC

36 Hours in Asheville, NC

Asheville was everything we hoped for.  The setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains is fantastic, the hiking and outdoor actives are endless, the food is to die for, and the breweries leave nothing to be desired.  There is truly something for every age group in this beautiful city.  Whether you're heading there for a long weekend or a mid-roadtrip stopover, you won't be disappointed.

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The Best of New Orleans with Kids

The Best of New Orleans with Kids

New Orleans is often thought of as a party city, but what many don't know is that it is a very family friendly city. From an incredible zoo, to delicious food & entertainment, to fun public transportation.  The Cresent City has so much to offer and needs to be in the top of the list for family travel locations!

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10 Tips for Roadtripping Alone with 2 Toddlers

10 Tips for Roadtripping Alone with 2 Toddlers

We recently had an issue with a flight being canceled. This resulted in me having to rent a car and drive from Houston, Texas to Pensacola, Florida with my 1 and 2-year-old by myself.  OH and all we had with us was our diaper bag plus our Pockit Travel Stroller.

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The Best of San Antonio, Texas with Kids

The Best of San Antonio, Texas with Kids

We recently spent a week in San Antonio while visiting my husband on one of his work trips.  This multicultural city was more than I had imagined it was going to be.  I was born and raised in South East Texas for 11.5 years before moving to Virginia.  I am familiar with Texas, but I was happily surprised with this family friendly city and all of it’s delicious food.

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Best of Greenville, South Carolina with Kids

Best of Greenville, South Carolina with Kids

Greenville, South Carolina is one of the most kid-friendly places we have visited in the United States.  We were surprised by all of the family friendly restaurants and activities.  Greenville needs to be at the top of everyone's USA Roadtrip List!

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The Perfect Day Trip to Bratislava

The Perfect Day Trip to Bratislava

Bratislava is the PERFECT day trip for families. The train ride is easy, Slovakia is gorgeous, and Devin Castle is a MUST. You can find so much charm in this city and public transportation is very easy to use.

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36 Hours in Montreal with Kids

36 Hours in Montreal with Kids

"Our trip was a whirlwind and there is so much more of Montreal I would love to see.  However, if you only have a short stopover, it's totally worth getting out and seeing this beautiful city.  You won't be disappointed." Tavia

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3 Days in Budapest with Kids

3 Days in Budapest with Kids

"Budapest has to be on our most surprisingly wonderful cities we've ever traveled too.  As a matter of fact, it's one of the few places I would visit again just to have more time there.  It's beautiful, friendly, family oriented and feels especially magical when standing on the banks of the Danube.  If you're making a list of must-see places, put Budapest towards the top."

Tavia

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