Mount Rainier National Park

Top 5 Fun Things to Do in Washington State

Washington State has some of the most beautiful natural wonders in America; however, there is so much more to it than natural beauty. There are tons of museums, state parks, tours, outdoor activities, and wineries. Whatever your interests are, you can find something exciting that appeals to you. What follows are the top five fun things to do in Washington State. 1. Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier National Park has something for everyone. There are many hotels where you can stay within the park area. The top two choices are the historic Paradise Inn, where you can leave the … [Read more...]

traveling with in laws

How to Survive Traveling with In-Laws

If Meet The Parents taught us anything, it’s that interacting with in-laws can be a nerve-wracking (or even disastrous) experience. The traditional negative thoughts associated with spending time with in-laws are not always true, of course, and many people get along very well with their new family members. Even so, if you’re planning on traveling with in-laws, you might want to consider some of these helpful tips for keeping things running smoothly. Keep the Vacation Short and Sweet If at all possible, try to keep the trip to less than a week long. 7 days can be an extremely long time with a … [Read more...]

What to Bring on a Ski Vacation

What to Bring on Vacation

What should you bring on vacation? Of course, the answer to this question differs based on the destination, your itinerary and how you’re getting there. Most vacations, however, fall under three main categories of sunning, skiing or sightseeing. Here are some tips for things to bring on a tropical vacation, a ski or snowboard vacation and a sightseeing vacation: Tropical Vacation A trip to a tropical location means you’ll definitely need sunscreen, a hat, sandals, sunglasses and breathable, comfortable clothing. Due to the humidity and consistent possibility of rain showers, you should bring … [Read more...]

Prime Burger is a Kid Friendly Restaurant in New York City

Top 6 Kid Friendly Restaurants in New York City

One problem you may encounter while traveling with kids is trying to find restaurants that they’ll enjoy. You’ll need to find somewhere that serves food they’ll eat, while also being informal enough for your kids to spill without causing a scene. But if you’re traveling to the Big Apple, you’re in luck. Not only are there tons of things to do in New York but there are also many child friendly restaurants in New York City; many of them fun and affordable. Here’s a list of the top 6 kid-approved restaurants in NYC: Prime Burger Most people assume (and rightly so) that restaurants in New … [Read more...]

Miami Tourist Tips

8 of the Best Things to Do in Miami

Miami is one of the hottest cities on the East Coast, and not just because of the temperature. As a top tourist destination, this city is thriving with culture, world-class shopping and attractions for the whole family. With so much going on, you may have a hard time choosing what to do in this amazing city. Here’s a run-down of some of the best things to do in Miami (in no particular order): Shopping Miami is known for having great fashion sense, so the shopping here is taken very seriously. From tiny boutiques to huge shopping malls, shoppers of all ages and styles will be able to find … [Read more...]

How to Survive Vacation with a Large Family

Taking a vacation with a large family can be difficult. There are many more people to transport, many more bags to carry and many more opinions to consider. Whether your family is planning a camping trip, a sightseeing tour or a trip to Hawaii, here are some tips that can help you survive. Start Planning Early In order to have enough time to plan a trip for the entire family, you should start looking at flights, hotels and attractions about a year in advance. Booking your trip this early will allow you to save money, as large groups will be booking multiples rooms. When you’re looking for … [Read more...]

Use a Travel Agent

Do I Really Need a Travel Agent?

Since the introduction of websites such as Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline, it’s easy to book a flight, hotel, rental car and more with just a few clicks of a mouse. These sites claim to have the lowest prices on everything you need to travel, and all the booking can be finished in a matter of seconds. But how do you know that you’re really getting what you’re signing up for? Even with all of these technological advancements, some people continue to hire travel agents. While this may seem old-fashioned, there are some serious perks to working with an experienced agent. Read on to find out … [Read more...]

Healthy Travel Snacks for Kids

Best Travel Snacks for Kids

If you’re traveling with kids, snacks can be an invaluable resource. You may not be able to find a restaurant at all times, or you may not want to spend money on expensive fast food. At times like these, you’ll be thankful for the snacks you brought with you, and your kids won’t get stuck eating Happy Meals for a week. Here are some ideas for best travel snacks for kids: Healthy Snacks A healthy kid is a happy kid. And though they may be convient, you don’t want to only feed your kids candy and cookies. Dried fruit is always a smart idea, and is easily obtained at nearly any market. … [Read more...]

Road Tripping with Smart Destinations

7 Helpful Tips for Road Trips

If you want to save some cash while indulging your adventurous side, a road trip is the perfect way to travel. However, there’s probably more planning involved than you might guess. Here are some helpful tips to consider when planning your first road trip: Get Your Engines Ready Whether your car is new or twenty years old, you should make sure it’s up to snuff for spending long hours on the road. It’s not a bad idea to have your car inspected before you go, in order to identify any potential problems your vehicle may run into. Make sure you have your license with you, along with a spare … [Read more...]

Travel with a Car Seat

How to Travel with a Car Seat

If you have young children and need to travel, one of the first questions you’ll probably find yourself asking is, “What is the best way to travel with a car seat in tow?” The thought of carrying a large car seat through a crowded airport will probably make you cringe. Before you start planning ways to transfer that cumbersome car seat or booster seat, you should consider whether or not you definitely need one where you’re going. If you’re not renting a car or taking a taxi during your trip, you probably won’t need to bring a car seat at all. Here’s some information about bringing car … [Read more...]