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Three Keys to Great Short-Term Apartment Rentals in Colombia

Today’s post on apartment rentals in Colombia comes from Courtenay Strickland from the Barranquilla or Bust blog. Read more about her family’s adventures in Colombia below the post. If you’re traveling with one or more small children, you may have experienced a scenario like this: 9:30 PM - Attempt to put toddler to bed in your more »

A recipe for comfort: The perfect family weekend in Berkeley Springs, WV

Sometimes travel can ground you. Every year since my eldest son was born, we take an annual trip to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. After so many years, this trip takes no planning at all—except for the cabin reservation, which needs to be made well in advance for a fall weekend. We pack up s’mores ingredients, more »

Instagram Beach Lust

The sun is so bright it sets fire inside your eyelids. You dig your feet under the scorching sand on the surface to the cool damp layer beneath. The waves, the birds, the giddy squeal of kids, join in a crashing, ecstatic lullaby. Ahhhh… if only it were not February, snowing for the umpteenth time more »

No Tango: A Visit to Buenos Aires with Teens

“Aaaah, BA… happy memories,” wrote a friend on Facebook. “Aaagh, I love it. My home for four years,” wrote another friend on Facebook. “Ahhh, Buenos Aires, love that city,” wrote Adam Seper of Bootsnall in an email. “The last time I was in Buenos Aires, something… magical happened. I can’t really explain it. Something karmical,” more »

The Secret to Surviving a Winter Weekend in Portland, Maine

For years we’ve visited Portland, Maine in summer and relished its crisp salt air, blue skies, coastal charm and delicious food. Every time, we like it so much that we pore over real estate websites and catalogs to see if some perfect house might entice us to move there. And every time, we remember that more »

Amazon Family Adventure: Lessons from the Rainforest

A shaky start The Coca airport consists of one large room with a filthy concrete slab serving as baggage claim. Outside the airport (that would be about 30 feet away) was a scattering of rough-looking men waiting for passengers to exit. Insects buzzed in and out of the open doors while the two bored security more »

My Fantasy Travel Destinations for 2014

Over the past ten days we’ve had rain, fog, dangerously cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and minor flooding, with about three hours of sunshine. It’s bleak. And we are dreaming of escapes.   Vero laid out some pretty impressive ground rules the other day when she posted her fantasy travel destinations for the year, and more »

A Family-friendly New Year’s Eve in Old Town Alexandria

It’s all over. Now that you’ve got kids, there will be no New Year’s Eve revelry out on the town. If you’re lucky, you’ll wake up from your bedtime-story-induced “nap” in time to catch a pop group you don’t recognize singing a song you don’t know for someone who is not Dick Clark on TV more »

Our latest e-book

We are thrilled to announce the release of our e-book, Brussels with Kids, a guidebook for families traveling to the European capital. With added bonus - a comic book just for the kids by illustrator Sharon Emerson!

Brussels with Kids

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