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Kids Book Review: Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? Chronicle Books / Raincoast Books By Nina Laden, illustrated by Adam McCauley 36 pages age 3 to 5 […]

Kids Book Review: The Courage Test

The Courage Test Feiwel & Friends / Raincoast Books By James Preller 224 pages age 8 to 12 […]

Family Travel San Diego Day Trip

We don’t fly often as a family but when we do it’s usually in and out of the same destination. When planning a Southern California trip with my son we opted to fly into Los Angeles and fly out of San Diego. This resulted in a week long road trip with fun stops in Pasadena, Huntington Beach, Dana Point and ending in San Diego. Before flying home, we enjoyed a San Diego day trip of site seeing, architecture and food. […]

Vlog 009: Road Trip Driving on My Own

It’s been awhile since I’ve added a new vlog but a recent California adventure with my son brought on some unexpected anxieties that almost put the trip in jeopardy. Have you ever noticed it’s easier to give advice to your kids than to follow it yourself? […]

6 Travel Games from the 2016 Toy Fair

Technology can come in handy when traveling with kids if used in moderation. Our own Family Game Time blogger even shared a few apps that siblings can play together on one tablet. But distraction and fun can be had without the use of devices. Visiting this year’s Toy Fair in New York City I discovered a few toys perfect to pack in your carry-on bag or stow in the backseat for your family road trip. […]

Disney Road Trip Essentials

I love family road trips. With five of us, traveling by car is certainly a cheaper way to travel but it can mean limits on our destinations. One of our favourite trips for us is Walt Disney World in Florida. It’s not a bad drive if you are prepared. […]

Kahekili Highway Driving Adventure

Any first time trip to Maui probably includes driving the Road to Hana. Being big fans of family road trips and exploring the surrounding area, we have this drive on our list of things to do but if you’re looking for a driving adventure then head to the west side of Maui to drive the Kahekili Highway. […]

Avoiding the Road Trip Smell

We may not have our van loaded with sweaty gym gear or smelly hockey equipment but 22-hours on the road with three kids can bring with it a whole new set of oders. Thankfully I’ve found a way to alleviate some of the more unpleasant smells. […]

5 Family Things to do in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. is a great destination for families. It’s worth the trip just to visit the Smithsonian. But there are other sights beyond the various Smithsonian museums that your family should checkout on your next trip to DC. Here are 5 family things to on your next trip to Washington. […]

Travel Safety Tips: 6 Tips to Avoid Driver Fatigue

Everyone wants to start their vacation right away, but are we taking unnecessary risks on the road? According to Insurance Hunter’s Neglected Driver Survey, 64% of men have continued driving on a road trip when tired and 17% of men surveyed said they hoped they wouldn’t get into an accident and kept driving even though they were exhausted. It is possible to avoid driver fatigue by following a few travel safety tips. […]