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Family Travel Logistics
Green River Whitewater Rafting
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 considered ourselves to be relatively experienced for this trip given that I had participated in two days of whitewater rafting...
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Travel Skills
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 even language encourages children to develop organizational skills, a sense of independence and greater responsibility. This was put to the...
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Blizzard Wikipedia Commons
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 January on record since 1766, the Thames River burst its banks causing massive flooding throughout the region. Here’s what you...
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Sustainable Travel - Why Should You Travel Green?
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 and how to evaluate carbon offsetting schemes. Short of growing or raising her own food sources, using bicycles as her...
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Notre Dame Paris France
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 since we had been homebound for more than a year (between the pregnancy and the now the early infant months)...
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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 together? My last vacation planning tips article hopefully provided some helpful insight to selecting a vacation destination that would be...
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food allergies travelling
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 language barriers prevents people from traveling outside the United States. Select Wisely aims to change this sentiment. The company’s mission...
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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 meticulous flexibility as I see it) or the idea that I’ll be able to experience something new to share with...
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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 about travel insurance that are out there (yes, we’ve heard them all) and weigh in with what I hope to...
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In the midst of planning flights, deciphering train and boat schedules, or seeking out accommodations for your next family trip, another deliberation may be the need for additional vaccinations for yourself and your children. Currently, the only vaccine required to enter certain countries is the yellow fever vaccine. All other vaccines are only recommended. Nonetheless,...
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