family travel




Anyone who’s into backpacking and budget travel knows that staying in hostels is one of the best ways to save money on the road. And if you’re a young traveler you probably aren’t thinking about anything beyond your next trip – or even tomorrow – so it may not have […]

Family Travel Can Include Hostels



You know how it is in restaurants with little kids; you need to get seated quickly, get the food quickly and one parent ends up doing the “toddler-chase” while the other one bolts down the contents of his or her plate. A good noise level to drown out the occasional […]

Kid-friendly Mexican food in Houston: Lupe Tortilla


I’m happy to announce that my 9-year-old son and I are getting on a plane next week to visit the Hawaiian islands. Vacation? Uh, no. Work. Really. A lot of tourism organizations are starting to see the value of the social Web and social media-based content, and the Hawaii Tourism […]

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Every Tuesday until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly travel ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. Yes, I know how to search for family travel ideas on a destination or attraction Web site, […]

Family travel in Vermont: the 50 state series



Every Tuesday until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly travel ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. We’re going alphabetical but starting with the end, so our first state for the series is….Wyoming! You […]

Family travel in Wyoming: the 50 state series


(This is a guest post by Shashi Bellamkonda, a long-time geeky friend of mine who loves to travel. He and his family (including a teen daughter, 15, and a 3-year-old son) went to the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru, and he has some advice for any other parents […]

Tips for family travel to Peru and Machu Picchu




If you’re planning a family vacation right now, you might wonder what I’d suggest for the best places to take the kids to the beach. Everyone has different criteria for an awesome beach. My perfect seashore has warm water, protected/calmer areas for babies and toddlers, enough wave action to keep […]

Where I’d take my kids: best US family beach vacations