Eighteen summers. It seems like a long time, especially when you’re a parent in the thick of raising a family. Some days, just getting out of the house is a major accomplishment. Getting on a plane — well, you might as well be moving mountains. Traveling, with or without kids, isn’t easy, but we do…
A great family beach vacation ranks as one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. I asked family travel experts from around the country to send me a favorite beach vacation spot. What a list! From Cuba to Oregon to Cambodia, there’s something on this list for every age and interest. Thank you family travel bloggers for these incredible ideas!
Vacations are not always really vacations. Traveling can take a lot out of you. Throw in a kid or two and it’s like running a marathon. Pacing is the key to success, especially when you’re on the type of trip I like to call an adventure. Walking the family along the Great Wall of China or listening to your kids plot how to play tag with sheep in Northern Ireland, fall into the adventure category.
In bed late, moving and shaking early, and often exhausted enough to sleep for at least part of the plane flight home are just a few of the signs of a good adventure.
The summer that I was sixteen, my dad gave me a used 35mm Canon camera. The camera was in good shape and, after a quick lesson from someone at the town’s camera store about how to load film and use the internal light meter, I was ready to start shooting.
I spent that summer my parents’ bed and breakfast on the coast of Maine. My photos from that period consist of images of the rocky seacoast …
This is the first of a series of posts we’ll publish around Spring Break ideas. The trend these days is that families—like other travelers—tend to book vacation plans last minute, i.e. the time is right for deciding where to go.
Our friends at Trekaroo have a network of Moms across the country that review family-friendly destinations—a fantastic resource for Spring Break ideas!