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Vacation Carbon Offset Steps

Did you know there is a certification behind the value of a vacation carbon offset?  Since 1997, Green-e has set the standard for renewable energy in the United States and Canada as well as the standard for certification...
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5 Tips That May Save Your Family Whitewater Rafting Trip

Last month, I, along with my 11 year old son and some other family members, embarked on a multi-day whitewater rafting and camping adventure along the Green River that connects Colorado and Utah.   We...
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Travel Skills: 5 Lessons That Teach Kids to Become Better Travelers

I’m of the belief that children need to start traveling while they are still young. The mere act of going to a place that is unfamiliar in terms of landscape, food, culture, history and maybe...
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What To Do When Weather Problems Cause Vacation Chaos!

It’s been quite a winter! Last week alone saw a huge ice storm in the southeastern US, impressive snowstorms elsewhere in the country, a rare heavy snowfall in Tokyo, and in London, after the wettest...
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(Infographic) Putting Travel Footprints and Carbon Emissions Calculators into Perspective

Recently, a friend asked about the inherent value in knowing one’s carbon emissions rate. She was not being callous in asking the question as much as frustrated by a lack of understanding about carbon emissions...
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How to de-stress and manage jetlag when traveling with young kids

As new parents back in 2005, we naively decided to take our 7 month old across ten time zones for his first Christmas. My husband and I were just itching to go on a trip...
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5 More Green Tips for Time-Starved Family Vacation Planners

Vacation time is upon us all! And, whether you planned your vacation six months ago or six days ago, there is always that last minute distressed feeling of how is this all going to come...
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Food allergies keeping you stateside? Innovative translation cards can help

It’s a fact of life today that many adults and children suffer from severe food allergies or have specific dietary restrictions. Sometimes, the constant vigilance to avoid cross-contamination or foods with hidden ingredients coupled with...
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5 Planning Tips for Family Travel Vacations Overseas

For regular readers of this blog, it may be of little surprise to know that I love planning family trips. I’m not sure if it is due to my type-a personality that encourages order (or...
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Common Opinions and the Real Benefits of Travel Insurance

Is travel insurance really worth it? That’s the question that often gets tossed around the travel community. As the General Manager of WorldNomads.com, I want to delve into some of the common myths and opinions...
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