If you haven’t yet stopped by or subscribed to Family Travel 411–my site for independent travelers with kids of all ages–I think you’ll find there are some compelling reasons to do so. Especially if you like to travel. With kids. And are making any plans to do so any time now through their college years. 😉
I created Family Travel 411 for parents planning travel with tots through teens, and my team of contributors and I have been busy creating 4-1-1 destination guides for some of the best and most exciting places you might like to take your kids in North America and around the world. Here are four reasons why I think you should be sure to bookmark–and subscribe to–our sister site.
1. Turn-key destination guides to make planning your family’s next trip a breeze.
Whether you’re craving a National Park escape to Yosemite or Zion; a European jaunt to London, Cordoba, or Coastal Slovenia; or perhaps something even more exotic… Langkawi, Chiang Mai, the Sacred Valley of Peru, or Kyoto perhaps? You can browse our destinations guides easily by simply using the “Destinations” tab on the main menu at the top of each page.
2. Entertaining–and award-winning–tales of family travel.
And in addition to tales of family travel… the occasional “momcation” for those who might really need one. Should you take your kids to a museum dedicated to Ernest Hemingway–or drag them into a Florida swamp riddled with alligators and pythons? Bookmark these for your the next time you have a lengthy wait at the airport–or find yourself in need of an armchair adventure. Check out:
If Cats Could Type in Key West: A Visit to the Hemingway Home Museum, and
Swamp Buggy: A Tale of Family Adventure in Big Cypress Natural Preserve.
3. Gadgets and gear that go the distance for families–for kids and parents alike.
If you’ve come to appreciate Travels with Baby’s Pack This! features and other gear recommendations for travelers with kids under 5, you will no doubt appreciate the features at Family Travel 411 as well. We’re continuing to find great travel toys and games, intelligent travel gear, clothing, and accessories that make traveling with your brood all the more easy and enjoyable. For starters, check out:
Great New Gadgets & Gear for the Traveling Family
Six Great Travel Toys & Games for Tots Through Teens
Tips for Buying Sunglasses for Kids, and
Anatomy of a Great Travel Hat for Kids
4. Helpful tips for all facets of family travel.
And it may come as no surprise to those of you who have followed me for some time–you’ll also find plenty of travel tips and hacks to help along the way, such as:
How to Pack 1 Checked Bag for 3 Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)
Five Travel Laundry Hacks for Families
Seven Ways to Ease “Re-Entry” After Your Next Family Vacation,
and when the time does finally come…
Ten Things You Should Know When Planning College Visits with Your Teen.
That day will get here all too soon! So please, do not pass go, and head straight to Family Travel 411 for inspiration and help planning all your family’s travels this year–and all those precious ones to come.
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Here’s wishing you and your family a fabulous New Year filled with love, laughter, adventure, and as always…
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby guidebooks
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