When it comes to vacationing, many people head south to take advantage of the warm weather and sunny beaches. Why not look toward the northern skies? There's an equally close destination - Canada! The country itself is quite large and the population is modest, giving the North American nation vast areas of untouched land as well a bustling city centers. If you've been considering a trip north of the border but aren't sure where you want to go, here's a great list of five wonderful ... Continue Reading
Planning a trip to Canada? Start with one of these 5 beautiful cities.
Staying healthy while traveling can be as easy as drinking lots of water, planning a routine, and getting your rest.
Whether you are flying home to visit family, getting in a weekend getaway, or driving to a conference for work - travel alters your daily schedule. It can be hard to keep healthy and stick to your routine while on the road but the following tips and advice can help keep sickness at bay. H2O It Remembering to drink water during any day is important. It is imperative to remember to do it while traveling to help you to stay awake, hydrated and well. It means less fatigue and jet lag ... Continue Reading
It’s hard to believe that we are almost through the first month of this new year but February is fast approaching. Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? That’s right, February 14th is looming and, while you may have abandoned your resolution to be a size 2 by the romantic date, you still need to make … [ Read full post ]
It's hard to believe that we are almost through the first month of this new year but February is fast approaching. Are you ready for Valentine's Day? That's right, February 14th is looming and, while you may have abandoned your resolution to be a size 2 by the romantic date, you still need to make plans for this holiday. It's one occasion when it's really risky to leave things until the very last minute. Haven't had time to think of something? Don't panic - we've got you covered! ... Continue Reading
Get some last-minute rest and relaxation on one of these amazing babymoon vacations.
The due date is almost here, so it's the perfect time for some last minute rest and relaxation Many couples are choosing to unplug and reconnect with one another before their new baby arrives, and more hotels are now offering packages that cater to this concept of babymoons. “It was important to me that my husband and I have a second honeymoon – a babymoon! – before our first little one arrived,” explains Beth Black, a working mother of two from Chicago. “I knew our lives would ... Continue Reading
Five common travel disasters (and how to solve them) when hitting the road with kids.
From missed flights to left behind kids, every traveling family worries about traveling disasters. Here are five of the most common travel mishaps, with solutions and ideas for avoiding them altogether. Disaster: Your kids suffers from motion sickness Solution: Don’t give up travel altogether if your child tends to suffer from motion sickness by air, car or sea. Instead, pack your suitcase with an array of tools. Dramamine now makes a kid’s version – Dramamine for Kids – that works ... Continue Reading
Check out some great locations that American citizens can visit without needing a passport.
Many of us parents remember a time when we could travel around the world with relatively little documentation. Sometimes, all it took was a copy of a birth certificate or a driver’s license to board a plane. Nowadays, you need a passport for almost everywhere. It's great for security, but if you’ve got a large family the cost and annoyance of getting a passport may not be worth the trip, especially if you don’t travel often. With the new travel requirements in place, you might be ... Continue Reading
Learn about Mackinac Island, an island between the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan.
Nestled between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron, lies Mackinac Island, one of the prettiest and most charming islands in the U.S. Known for its breathtaking scenery, car-free streets, historic sights and fudge, Mackinac island is quite simply a little piece of paradise. Getting There Mackinac Island is a short ferry ride from Mackinac City on the mainland. Take your pick from the three ferry boat operators in the main port: ... Continue Reading
Frequently traveling across state borders and between cities means taking many political factors into account.
Many people view my family as a little unconventional. When my husband or I are asked where we work, we can both happily reply, “at home.” Likewise, when asked where our children go to school, we give the same response. As you can see our home is a little busy. We have two adults working full-time jobs while schooling our children, all from home. As if that isn’t enough to turn heads, we also chose to embrace the world (or at least the contingent United States) for all it has to offer. ... Continue Reading
Here area few reasons you may want to consider hitting the rails for your next summer vacation.
With school out many families may be considering taking a summer vacation. There are a number of ways to go green while traveling, but one item that is often overlooked is the transportation mode. If you are traveling longer distances you are probably considering flying, but there is another mode of travel that is more environmentally-friendly and honestly just plain fun - traveling by train. My family and I recently took a small vacation to Chicago and decided to lessen our carbon footprint by ... Continue Reading
State parks offer fun activities for families and accommodations for every lifestyle, all at reasonable rates.
Are budget constraints putting a damper on family vacation plans? Do you wish you could find a fun travel destination for the entire family, at a reasonable cost? State parks offer fun activities for families and accommodations for every lifestyle, all at reasonable rates. To find t state parks in your area, do a search. Most states have a website where you learn more about each park and what it has to offer, including upcoming events and activities. They may even showcase special deals ... Continue Reading