Travel Tips

The great European road trip is one of life's great travel pleasures. How to arrange for an affordable and easy car rental in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Best Ways to Rent a Car in Frankfurt

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‘It’s a turbo.’ My husband’s eyes light up as we approached the Opel Astra with our suitcases and backpacks in tow. Though we were tired after the ten-hour flight from Vancouver to Frankfurt, we’d been revived with mugs of frothy cafe crème and a gigantic raisin bun. I was eternally grateful that we’d followed one of our tried, test and true best ways to obtain a car rental in Frankfurt, or anywhere in Europe for that matter – pre-book from home….

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The Twist Travel Magazine summer issue is bursting with exciting travel destinations, trip planning advice, a baby gear travel guide, camping guide and like always, our top hotel picks.

Dive into the Best Summer Ever with Twist Travel Magazine

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Hold on to your sun hats and ice cream cones – the summer issue of Twist Travel Magazine has landed! The Twist Travel Magazine summer issue is bursting with exciting travel destinations, trip planning advice, a baby gear travel guide, camping guide and like always, our top hotel picks. All written by our passionate family travel experts. Here’s what you can expect in the summer issue: Escape to the island of Fiji  Neighborhood Guide to Raleigh, NC Travel Budget: $2,500 / beach vacation two…

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Let's be real, it's a challenge to keep clean on the road. The Allurette washer bag elevates your hand wash laundry game and keep delicates and traveling clothes clean and bright.

How to Keep Your Underwear Clean on the Road

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Let’s talk delicates, shall we? How do you keep your underwear, swimsuits, baby and fitness clothes clean on the road? It’s not always easy, especially without ready access to laundry facilities or wash and fold services. I’m a huge minimalist packing advocate, and that’s only possible when you’re committed to some self service laundry work during your trip. I’ve tweaked my systems over the years, but am very happy to report that I’ve found a fabulous new addition to my…

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Booking hostels for families is a great way to stay and play abroad. Meet people from around the world, make new friends and save money on your next family trip by booking a hostel stay.

Why Hostelling Makes for an Excellent Travel Adventure

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Travellers have never had so many travel accommodation options. From home swaps to AirBnB, couch-surfing to good old-fashioned hotel stays, the ways to stay and play around the world seem nearly endless. And yet, one tried and true accommodation is roaring back with a vengeance, reminding you that hey, we’re still here, and oh yeah, we’re cool. Yes, hostels are back baby! Not that the old school youth hostel went anywhere of course. Hostel accommodation has been a mainstay for…

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Learning to travel with a dyslexic child takes patience and planning. These tips and strategies for dyslexia will empower families and kids to better enjoy the travel experience.

How to Travel with a Dyslexic Child

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The Travelling Mom is very pleased to welcome guest writer Paige McEachren. Paige is a mother of two, based in Montreal, Canada.  Whether it’s a day outing, a weekend getaway or one-week holiday, I love to hit the road with my kids. In our family, travelling comes with the added baggage of dyslexia. It’s taken time for our family to figure out how best to travel with a dyslexic child. There is no cure for dyslexia in children or adults. As much…

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