Neighbors to the North – Visiting Toronto

November 10th, 2017

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One of my favorite family vacations as a kid was my first time out of the U.S.  – a trip to Toronto.  It was also one of the first trips that I helped my parents plan, weighing in on what to see and do.  I’ll never forget crossing the border under the Maple Leaf flag, … Continued

“Look, Mama!  Shopkins Stonehenge!” I glance over at my 6-year old son who has taken all of his Shopkins and strategically placed them in a circle formation with Uno cards underneath to represent the cap stones. I’m filled with pride, a giggle and find myself a little misty-eyed at the sight. We had arrived home … Continued

Traveling internat ionally with kids creates a lifetime of memories and instills a love for adventure and learning about other lands, but there are a few things to keep in mind once you’ve ventured across the oceans. Schedule, but don’t overschedule. Have an itinerary of what you want to see and do, but don’t fret … Continued

My husband and I traveled and lived all over the world before having kids.  It’s in our souls, and has kept our marriage interesting, challenging and wanting more. So, we want to pass that wanderlust and appreciation for different places and cultures along to our boys. In fact, it’s natural that we’d want to journey … Continued

This post contains affiliate links. Traveling with kids can be challenging but it can also be rewarding and even fun if planned out right. There are plenty of well-known bloggers out there who specialize in family travel such as YTravel, Travel with Bender and World Travel Family. So what are the top tips for making the next holiday … Continued

Join me at a Twitter Party on September 8, 2016 for a chance to win your dream trip to Puerto Vallarta! Twitter Party Hosts: Visit Puerto Vallarta: @PuertoVallarta TMS Family Travel: @TMSFamTrav Family Travel Forum: @FamilyTravel4um (Kyle McCarthy) Taking the Kids: @TakingTheKids (Eileen Ogintz) With:  Chris & Rob Taylor: 2 Travel Dads: @2TravelDads Janice Brady: An … Continued

Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinations and asked them to write of their experience. Tom Robbins reported from Tanzania; Bobbie Ann Mason from New Zealand; Edward Hoagland from Yemen; Roy Blount, Jr. from the Amazon, and on. For the Galapagos I … Continued

In honor of the new WSGT Independence Writing Award, we will be interviewing Christine Gilbert, the recent author of Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic and Sing in Spanish. This journey began after Christine’s Grandfather passed away from severe dementia; she was determined to discover the link between bilingualism … Continued