Couples sacrifice a lot when they decide to begin a family. It means fewer nights out and budgeting money to be spent on their children's food, clothing, and education instead. A lot of things go by the way-side when you start a family — getting a full 8 hours of sleep a night, having alone time, etc. Traveling doesn’t have to be one of those sacrifices. In fact, traveling with kids has been an unexpected pleasure for my family. (Read More...)
When it comes to taking a trip by air, some families I know are torn. They all would really like to redeem their miles for flight to somewhere fun, but many have second thoughts about the hassles of taking everyone through airport security.
Tomorrow, my wife and I are flying with our three children from Denver to Atlanta for a long weekend to visit family. It's our third family trip since our son was born earlier this year, and passing through airport security will actually be a breeze for us.
Here's what we've learned to make airport security less stressful: (Read More...)
When you check into a hotel, you'll usually learn in the first few minutes if it's a family friendly property. If you've chosen the right hotel for your family vacation, then the front desk agent will let you know about all of the family friendly amenities available before giving you the keys to a room with a useful bed configuration. But when the hotel seems more geared towards business travelers, and when your room only has one bed and no-fold out sofa, then you know that you might be in for a challenging trip.
Instead of being surprised at check-in, family travelers can do some research beforehand to ensure that they have the most enjoyable stay possible. (Read More...)