Category Archives: Travel Tips

Hawaii With Kids.. And Other Advice on Love

  Plan on losing weight during your Hawaiian vacation! Everything is expensive in Hawaii, so our solution was to skimp on the dinner portions and double down on extreme activities. Hawaii with kids can fit the budget.  We split our dinner, but paid full price for the most

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5 Tricks To Keep Kids Healthy For Travel

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After all the planning and excitement that goes into planning a family vacation the last thing you want is a sick child.  Booking flights, reserving rooms and making a packing list are important when planning a trip.  But making sure your family is healthy for travel (and stays

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Family Ski Vacation Zugspitze in Garmisch Germany

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There are many fabulous ski destinations around the world to plan your family ski vacation, but the Zugspitze in Garmisch Germany may be the perfect place that has it all. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a top Bavarian Alps vacation destination located about 1 ½ hours train ride South of Munich Germany.

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5 Top Must Have Apps for International Travel

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Here are 5 top must have mobile apps for international travel. International travel with the right apps can be an easy and amazing experience, especially if it’s for a family vacation. Today with travel apps on your smartphone or tablet you can have everything from maps, local travel

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Delta Sky Club Lounge Atlanta Review

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Recently I’ve became a Delta Skymiles Gold Medallion Member and decided to take advantage of visiting a Delta Sky Club Lounge while traveling international on a family vacation. Being Platinum on American Airlines and Gold Elite on United I typically spend my time in the American Admirals Club

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Safety practices you should teach your children when abroad

Travelling with your children is a great way of creating lifelong memories. You’re also allowing them to experience different places, people and cultures from around the world – enriching their lives. But travelling with children isn’t without its concerns. You’ve got to keep them safe – to do

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4 Tips Helping Plan Your Family Winter Ski Vacation Today

4 Tips to Help Plan Your Family Winter Vacation Now

Have you started planning your family winter ski vacation? If you haven’t started, today is the day!  I learned last year that Summer and early Fall are the best times for planning your family winter vacation because ski resorts are offering deals and almost every accommodation is still available.

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Amex Centurion Lounge at SFO Review

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The American Express Centurion Lounge in terminal 3 at SFO, San Francisco International Airport, lives up to the high expectations that Amex has achieved in their airport lounge offering. Located just around the corner of the North side security checkpoint near gate 74/75 you’ll find the Centurion entrance.

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3 Travel Strategies Cultivating Kids Curiosity

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Imagine cruising down the Mekong River in a bright red and blue long boat through the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. You’ve got Thai huts sitting on stilts over the water (looking like they might collapse at any moment) on your right and the most elaborately ornate Buddhist temples

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Thai House Cooking Lesson near Bangkok Review

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If you are looking for an authentic, educational, how to cook Thai food, and restful detour on your South East Asia trip, The Thai House is a top choice.  The Thai House in Thailand, just outside of Bangkok, offers skillful cooking class and peaceful bed & breakfast for

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Star Alliance Lounge at LAX Travel Review

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The Star Alliance Lounge at the Los Angeles International Airport (“LAX”) is a great example on what an airport travel lounge should be like. On a recent family vacation traveling from Bangkok on our way to Austin Texas (“AUS”) we flew through Tokyo Narita International Airport (“NRT”) in Japan

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Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Review Bangkok

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On a recent family vacation while traveling in SE Asia I had a layover at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport and visited the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge. Flying Business Class on ANA, a Star Alliance partner airline, gave us access to the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge. Many

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Top 3 Favorite Coffee Shops on Koh Tao

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  Looking for the best coffee shop on Koh Tao? Finding the perfect coffee shop to relax while on vacation is a must! After all your work planning your vacation you must have great coffee. Here’s a list of our top 3 favorites for the island of Koh Tao

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Packing List for Traveling South East Asia

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What should your packing list be for SE Asia?  Barely anything!  Packing Light is the key! You will find yourself on an off of boats, in and out of taxis and tuk-tuks, walking up steep hills and muddy alleyways and quite likely on the back of a motor

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Germany – A Family Travel Adventure in Bavaria

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Germany was a magical travel adventure for our family vacation! We fell in love with the food, culture, and landscape. The German train system is amazing and took us everywhere we wanted to go (just pack light). Schnitzel, giant pretzels, beer, and sauerkraut rocked our taste buds. The

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Prague A Family Vacation Must

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Prague is a favorite European city to anyone that has traveled to Europe. Is the city of Prague as amazing as all the people say it is? When someone thinks of a major “must see” city in Europe, you think of cities like Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna,

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Packing Light When Traveling to Europe with Kids

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Do you really want to lug heavy suitcases around Europe on a family vacation? On and off trains? Up cobblestone streets? Or would you rather travel light with backpacks? Think of the freedom! Packing light is a choice you must consider making for Europe. Packing light with kids

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American Express Centurion Lounge Review- Wow!

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The American Express Centurion Lounge in terminal D at Miami International left me with one impression. WOW! As a frequent airline traveler, especially on international flights, I have grown to truly appreciate the use of the airport lounges hosted by several of the major airlines or their alliance

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Europe – A Family Dream Vacation

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As a young man I had the opportunity to live in a small German town called Schwäbisch Gmünd in the heart of Bavaria Germany, while serving in the military during the Cold War. I have the fondest memories of Germany and also traveling and backpacking around Europe by

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Change of Plans – When Family Travel Takes a Turn

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As travelers (and parents) we go to great lengths to plan ahead for our family vacation. It is very important when traveling with kids to plan transportation, meals, fun activities, and maybe most crucial… sleep! I’m not actually sure who it’s more important to though, parents or kids?

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5 Myths Why People Don’t Go On Family Vacations

Travel is one of the greatest things a family can do. Traveling together creates shared lifelong memories that bring families closer together. Families that travel together, experience a special bond and engage in deeper conversations allowing family members to learn more about each other. Bringing your family on vacation

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3 Ways to Make Travel Meaningful For Kids

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When I plan to Bring kids on a family vacation I want them to Learn and Grow from the experience. I always provide an opportunity for them to serve and grow their character and compassion. But I also want them to learn about the culture, geography, and history

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Staying Connected While Traveling Abroad

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Today just about everyone uses a smartphone for voice, texting, keeping in touch with social media, using maps for navigation, and other Internet data. Many people also use tablets for reading, doing work, social media, etc. Tablets are great for traveling because you can bring along all your

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