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Three campsites to avoid when camping with babies, toddlers and young children

There’s plenty to think about when planning and packing for a family camping trip with children under 5 years – especially if this is the first time you’ll be camping with your little one(s). I’ve covered the topic in detail in Travels with Baby, but I was recently reminded how location, location, location can make…

Tips for visiting the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces at Granada, Spain with young children

Tips for visiting the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces at Granada, Spain with young children

The Alhambra at Granada is a vast UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases14th century Moorish architecture, stunning gardens with elaborate water features flowing throughout, and the Palace of Charles V built at the site in the 16th century. As you can imagine there is no shortage of beautiful things to see–and a lot of ground…

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Five Easy Foods to Pack for Camping Trips with Little Kids

My entire life I’ve watched my family—and later my in-laws—set up camp kitchens in the wilderness to put my own at home to shame (this includes a rafting trip we took through a remote wilderness area where we camped in a different site each night and all the food and gear traveled in our boats)….

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Important tips for using child safety seats during travel in Australia

Don’t miss Sydney: 5 Best with Kids Under 5 One common misconception among the American parents I hear from is that our car seats and our car seat laws in the U.S. are the toughest anywhere. Not so. In fact, the European branded car seats you may purchase here are manufactured to meet our FMV…

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Five ways to get your toddler to your (American Airlines) flight without the giant stroller

Reminder – Guidebook giveaway ends tonight! “Do you think parents should have to buy seats on airplanes for babies and toddlers?” Click here to share your answer and enter to win. If you’re preparing to fly with a baby or toddler this summer, particularly on American Airlines, the news that “you’ll no longer be able to…

Dinner with our private chef in Costa Rica
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Dinner with our private chef in Costa Rica

Note: That’s not me in the kitchen. (Heheh.) While planning our Costa Rica trip, there were so many things to look forward to—an aerial tram ride, monkey sightings, wildlife sanctuaries, hanging bridges, beaches, volcanoes, butterflies, waterfalls—but one thing I especially looked forward to (as the uninspired cook for a family of 5) was the night…