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Traveling with Kids

Family Cultural Exchange

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The travel itch is upon me. Time to explore again. I’m most interested in a family cultural exchange to a Spanish speaking country. Any recommendations? Here are my considerations: Anyone have experience volunteering with these organizations in Central America? Where would you volunteer in the world?

Experience Moroccan Culture

Experience Moroccan Culture

From Marrakesh Morocco, our family traveled about Morocco, over the Atlas Mountains and in the Sahara Desert. Eating Moroccan couscous in Zagora was the highlight of our Morocco adventure.

Great Places to Stay

Great Places to Stay

Where to stay when traveling is as important to me as the destination itself. I want family friendly lodging, something unique, affordable and fun. I put a lot of research and consideration into finding great places to stay… read all about my favorites.

Highlights of Travel and Travails

Highlights over Casares Castle Ruins in Spain

My highlights from the past two years of blogging about our travels and travails. From one year abroad living in Spain to life on the laundry line and what your clothes say about you, these posts capture the essence of traveling, exploring, and trying new things.

Big Island Snorkeling

Kids Travel to Kapoho Tide Pools

The Kapoho Tide Pools on the Big Island of Hawaii are one of the best snorkeling locations in the Hawaiian Islands. The calm, crystal clear pools are formed by the lava rocks spilling into the ocean and are a spectacular setting for Big Island snorkeling and sunbathing. Combined with a visit to Volcanoes National Park, the Big Island makes for an excellent family beach vacation full of adventure.

Family Dynamics on the Road

Caution Traveling with Kids

Extended travel has its bumps as well as its benefits. Travails abound and family dynamics are not always easy when you spend so much time together, living and vacationing for extended amounts of time. How to manage work, life, travel and parenting when you take travel long term requires different strategies… or just more patience.

Laughs in London

Queen's Guard in London and Laughing Children

The Queen’s guards in London are known for their serious faces that don’t move. My daughters discovered it was quite entertaining to try and make them laugh. Read on for their top five tips.

Discovering Love in Barcelona

Gaudi's Rooftop Guards of La Pedrera in Barcelona

I found an old love in Barcelona. I stumbled upon him with my 7-year-old daughter. It was our Mommy Daughter Day, one of those days when my husband and I split up and each take a daughter to explore. She suggested we return to Le Pedrera and brave the line.

Kid-Friendly City Hotels

Riad Maison Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Look for rooms with nooks and crannies so you and the kids can have your own space. Our daughters have relaxed and played in walk-in closets, bathrooms and the extra deep space created between windows and curtains.

Visit Pompeii and Experience History

House of the Faun in Pompeii, Italy

“Mom! Mom, this is it! This is the house I read about!” My ten-year-old daughter was standing at the entrance to what was a house 2,000 years ago in Pompeii, Italy. We had come to Pompeii to experience history, but for me, the real experience was seeing it through her curious and eager eyes.

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