Looking Forward: Hot Family Travel Destinations for 2014

2013 rocked for traveling families, as evident in our recent Looking Back: 2013 Favorite Family Travel Destinations article. The good news is that 2014 promises to be another banner year. January 1st hit and as usual, our traffic spiked overnight — families are off and running planning their trips for the year. What’s hot? Central…


Birds in Africa for Photo Friday

Of all the animals we saw on our family safari in Africa … guess what interested our 8-year-old the most? Believe it or not, it wasn’t the lions — even when we were lucky enough to see a kill in action.


Surprise, surprise. Birds are extraordinary in Africa and come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. This is part of what captured his interest, but the other factor was …


Ngorongoro Crater Experience with Kids

There was one piece of consistent advice when I was planning our family safari to Africa. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania is an absolute must-experience destination. We ended up adding it to our itinerary at the very last minute. Indeed, this is a very, very special place and I’m thrilled we were able to see it.

The star of the show in this area is the main Ngorongoro crater, a massive, unbroken volcanic caldera …


Family Safari in Africa FAQ

My dream of taking a family safari in Africa was fulfilled last week; we just returned from a 9-day vacation in Kenya and Tanzania. We visited the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara national parks. I learned so much during the planning and execution of this trip — my head is spinning with all the details and tips I want to share.

Our trip was absolutely phenomenal in every way — a true experience of a lifetime.