Family Travel

Travelling with kids is good for you, and even better for them. Travel early and often!

Some thoughts about travelling with kids

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Ever since our first family trip with our five-month old son, I have, for the most part, enjoyed travelling with our children. ‘Well I should hope so’, you’re thinking, ‘you have a travelling with kids blog, don’t you?’  That’s certainly true. I may not have enjoyed the tiredness & jet lag (affecting one and not the other), the sick days, early nights, or the occasional tantrums (surprisingly, there weren’t that many, or I’ve purged them from my memory) from time to time,…

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Awesome water slides, kiddie pools, and hot tubs pretty much guarantee a howling good time and family fun at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

A Howlin’ Good Time at Great Wolf Lodge

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Family friendly hotel + 50,000 sq ft water park = License to print money. Well, judging from the amount of kids and families we met during our recent visit to the Great Wolf Lodge Resort in Grand Mound, Washington, it certainly must be. The concept is simple; build an awesome water park packed with slides, rides, wave and kiddie pools and hot tubs, inside a hotel resort complex with restaurants, bars, cafes, a spa, arcade, Starbucks, and gift shops, and presto, you’ve got family theme-park…

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Travelling with school-aged kids can be a challenge. Do you take your kids out of school for holidays? (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Trouble with Travelling with School-aged Kids

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Recently, I’ve been looking back fondly at the freedom of baby and early-childhood days. From a vacation planning perspective, that is. Those were the best of times when planning a holiday and travelling with kids. No school schedules to worry about, organized competitive sports obligations, or critical peer network commitments to maintain. We could (and did) travel in cheaper off-season times, and at the leisure of our (somewhat) flexible adult work obligations. As our children advance through school, and became more…

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Travelling with a baby can be a challenge. These baby travel tips for airplane travel will help you navigate calm and sunny skies.

Travelling with a Baby Isn’t So Bad

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I was one year old for my first plane trip. I don’t remember the experience of course, but there is one story from that journey that is worth retelling. My parents, who were very experienced travellers, decided it would be a good idea to give me some Gravol prior to our overnight flight overseas. They reasoned that the medicine would knock me out and I would sleep well on the plane. Unfortunately, our plane was somewhat delayed and all the…

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