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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 »

Toddlers in Restaurants: A Match Made in Hell?

This week, we’ve asked one of our new favorite bloggers, Erin Sarro, from the parenting blog Mommy Beerest, to discus the finer points of toddlers in restaurants. For my husband and me, trying new restaurants has always been our thing. I wouldn’t call us foodies, but we do know great food doesn’t exist in the presence 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 »

Fantasy Travel Plans Revealed

Has the cold, post-holiday fun hangover left you fantasizing about adventures in faraway lands? Does your next vacation seem like it’s years away? Me too! Sometimes in travel, fantasy is therapy. So I’ve been working on fantasy destinations for 2014 and I’m feeling better already. To make it more interesting, I gave myself these parameters: 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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