Kauai with Kids: Tips for a good family day trip to Waimea Canyon–even with a toddler in tow

Kauai with Kids: Tips for a good family day trip to Waimea Canyon–even with a toddler in tow

If you’re like many travelers heading to Kauai for the first time, you’d probably like to work in a visit to scenic Waimea Canyon during your visit. But if you’re like many travelers heading to Kauai with kids–especially with a toddler in tow, you might be wondering if it’s worth the extra time spent in…

Kauai with Kids: The Best North Shore Beaches for Families with Young Children

Kauai with Kids: The Best North Shore Beaches for Families with Young Children

With a world famous “swell” drawing surfers from around the globe in winter months, you might not think of Kauai’s North Shore as any place you’d want your young children playing in the water. Spring through early fall, however, a few of the spectacular North Shore beaches here are met by waters so calm that…

Kauai’s best playground – and off-airport waiting area for families

Kauai’s best playground – and off-airport waiting area for families

I’ve often wondered if there’s a term to describe the window of time a traveling family spends between its arrival at a destination and when it is allowed to check in to its accommodations. I haven’t figured it out yet, but when you arrive in Kauai with your three children early in the morning after a 5-hour flight…

Kauai fun with little kids? Just leave it to the “looky board.”

Kauai fun with little kids? Just leave it to the “looky board.”

Little kid with looky board at Salt Pond Park in Kauai

With our friends just returning from a vacation in Kauai, I can’t help but feel the urge to “rinse and repeat” our utterly perfect trip there last spring. Wow! What a great time for everyone. I had to revisit our photos – and all the posts I’ve yet to post with tips from our visit – and this one, of course, caught my eye.

If you’re headed to the islands with a toddler or little kid (or both), consider renting a “looky board” … (click to continue reading)

Your questions: Babysitter for Kauai vacation, double stroller for Netherlands in November?

Your questions: Babysitter for Kauai vacation, double stroller for Netherlands in November?

More traveling parents need our help. I’ve shared some thoughts of my thoughts here, and please share your own tip or advice for them in comments below. Let’s go! QUESTION 1 – Kate writes: I love your website/blog! I’m especially excited about all your baby-friendly Kauai recommendations as we are headed there for about a week…