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Posts Tagged With: traveling with kids

Why I’ll Never Take Kids to Hawaii

Having recently returned from an amazing Hawaiian vacation (our first) I can truly say, I will never take our kids to Hawaii. I truly loved it.  Although we’ve been many places and I always thought I was a mountain girl at heart, Hawaii was relaxing and amazing to me in a way that few other places have … Continue reading »

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Family Travel Transitions to Unaccompanied Minors

Yesterday we crossed over into a new realm of parenting.  We sent our three (young) teenagers alone and unaccompanied on a flight to see their grandparents in Phoenix.  They were officially unaccompanied minors for the first time in their lives.  Even though the kids have flown with us several times in the past, our love … Continue reading »

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The Importance of Family Travel

Sure, family road trips are fun.  But in addition to all those fun times, family travel has some amazing benefits.  Family travel teaches: Cooperation:  Whether choosing a place for dinner, or the next activity — you have to compromise and consider each other’s feelings. Budgeting:  Unless you have an unlimited supply of money, figuring out … Continue reading »

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Packing Tip: Pack by Color

It used to be that packing for a trip wasn’t a particularly big deal.  Before the onslaught of bag fees and extra charges for oversized carry on bags, there was no problem packing everything but the kitchen sink. But times have changed, and so have packing methods.  I have one packing tip I have found … Continue reading »

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Traveling with Kids – Our Early Flight Travel Secret

We live in Minnesota.  Bad weather during winter months is a way of life for us.  After several trips of rousing kids at 3:30 am to make a 6 or 7 am flight, we’ve found a better way. When we are traveling with kids and have an early flight, we do Stay and Fly at … Continue reading »

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